Saturday, August 31, 2019

Saturday Upsides: A Simpler Life

Last night we said so long to the old Honda Silver Wing. I said good riddance under my breath. My hubs has had this bike for a very long time and it has been sitting in the corner of the garage ever since I met him 18 years ago. I went for a ride twice on it before something went wrong that never got repaired. Earlier in the week, I thought I had another home for it, but the guy who was going to trade landscaping services flaked out on me. I fired him. That's a first for me. The upside is that today I have the ability to recognize bullshit when I see it and I called it. The hubs was happier with this deal because he got a little jingle in his pocket.
Later this week, I hired a neighbor's girlfriend to help me with the landscaping. She's a freakin' work horse and together we're getting it done. With every rock I move, and every hot shower to wash the dirt off, I am convinced we are heading in the right direction. We are moving to almost exactly half the living space we have now. No garage. No lawn to mow. Low, low, low maintenance.
I have been longing for a simpler life. It's complicated and physically challenging right now as move towards it but as I was telling a friend last night, we have experiences that we tuck under our belt so that when things get hard, we can say we've been through worse. I've been through much worse than this move, trust me on that.
What are you moving towards? What experience do you pull from to get you through current hard spots?  Tell me.
love, susan


  1. I have been through enough shit in my life that very little scares me anymore. I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not. ;-)

  2. Reading about the work you are doing in preparation to move brings back memories (nightmares) of our move last year. I kept remembering a quote attributed to Oliver Wendell Holmes that goes something like, "I wouldn't give a fig for the simplicity this side of complexity, but I would give anything for the simplicity on the other side of complexity."


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