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Level 16 already?

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Just passed to level 16 today! How cool is that. Today has had several highlights. First donated some items to our local homeless shelter and I think they will be receiving additional items soon.

Then sold our privacy fence and they started taking it down and only the post and a gate are left. How strange to look out my front door and see my neighbors.

My move is really happening. Brought another load to our new town and now it is down to finalizing the details. I really needed to just pack now. No time to really weed things out. If I had more time, but I don't. Doesn't mean I can't do it when I get up there and go through boxes. I will still try to get rid of some stuff though - if it is really obvious.

Two weeks from today I should be unpacking in my new home! Countdown: 11 days of packing left.

Tomorrow: Finish packing craft room and sell dresser.

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DIET_FRIEND 9/13/2012 11:09PM

    I remember commenting on your last post. I really wanted to have a yard sale when I was in the midst of decluttering, but I thought I was relocating with no time to execute. That's why I donated everything. I was pretty surprised to find out how many groups need used clothes. That's pretty cool that you sold your fence! My sister has been a widow for about 5 years and she finally decluttered a storage shed and made $400 selling her husband's old tools that have been in storage for about 20n years at her yard sale. I hope you like your new home.

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Moving Sale today.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

So I need to work this morning and my poor husband and sister are standing in the rain trying to sell whatever we can have out. It is an outdoor sale! Only rain in days and I pick it to have our sale!

Regardless, nothing is coming back in the house. It will be donated or put on Craigs List! It felt good to get it out of the house and I have a feeling that even more will go as I continue to pack. Having trouble w/ the packing but as I only have 12 days after today, I had better start working on this. Especially since I can't get time off and have to work mandatory 5 hours overtime.

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SEAWILLOW 9/13/2012 5:22PM

    Wonderful way of expressing the pitfalls of selling ,moving etc...If you have clothes that you don't want to might consider donating them to a nursing home. Some patients have little money and no family...there may be one in your area

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COOP9002 9/12/2012 11:35AM

    Hopefully, you'll get a lot of stuff sold despite the weather. Moving is such a struggle sometimes. Hope you're able to stay the course with your nutrition and fitness goals in the midst of this business.

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DIET_FRIEND 9/12/2012 11:24AM

    I thought I was moving and I cleaned out layers of my life in my closet too. It is just as fulfilling as losing weight. I donated all of mine because I didn't think I had time for a yard sale. I could have used the money, but I also believe that my castoffs bless other people and therefore me. Happy sparking. I don't know how you do it and work too! Wow!

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

I won't be able to commit as much to Sparkpeople as I have lately, but there are a few things I feel like I need to do, if I do nothing else...track food, fitness. Do spark coach and blog. Time for bed as we are doing a moving sale tomorrow.

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LHLADY517 9/11/2012 10:52PM

    To commit to what you mentioned sounds like a fine plan.

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Busy day!

Monday, September 10, 2012

I so need my desk top fixed cause I am tired of typing my blog half a dozen times. My laptop likes to delete my writings and bring up numerous pages don't need. Today was busy and it has been long. Brought some stuff to our new town to put in our storage unit, however there were no empty ones like the owner thought so my uncle was gracious to put stuff in his garage until we get this resolved.

Tomorrow will be sleeping in and then getting ready for our moving sale on Wednesday! Also my husband's birthday. It will be nice to spend it together.

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LHLADY517 9/11/2012 7:59PM

    Sounds like a busy day. It's good that you had an uncle close by who had space to help out.

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Today is my wedding anniversary!

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Wow! Eight years w/ my husband! I canít believe what we have gone through in the last eight years. My husband and I have sure made things interesting. Addictions of all kinds can wreck havoc on the best of us and we have had numerous lessons. I canít imagine how different I would have been had I not gone through everything I have. I am much more forgiving, understanding, compassionate, loving. I stay out of the business of others, including my children. I realize that we all have to get where we are going on our own decisions, being 100% accountable. That doesnít mean all of the wonderful ideas, inspirations and hope donít matter - they do, very much!

So in 8 years, what is different.

I have lost 30lbs.
I have gained 40lbs.
My husband and I have been separated more often than not.
My husband is still my best friend!
My son has completed his tour in the Army and finished up Univ of WA.
My son is getting married in December in Korea!
I am going to Korea in December! I have never even been out of the country!
My daughter has moved out of the house and is learning to live on her own.
I am moving to another town after living most of my life in this town and living in this location for 22 years. My daughter would prefer I stay I think!
I going to live within walking distance to a lake!
I have a new position which allows me to stay at home, which I never thought possible.
Much stronger connection to my higher power than I ever thought possible.

I am learning to enjoy the journey and taking risks! I am so excited to see what the next year brings.

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MRSCLAUS46 9/10/2012 1:19AM

    Congratulations! emoticon

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NDTEACHER1 9/9/2012 10:38PM

    Wow! You have been through a lot. Hang in there!

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KOFFEENUT 9/9/2012 10:25PM

    What a fabulous celebration - not just of 8 years of marriage, but of all the changes you've been through and the ways you've grown as a result!


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