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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Yep! You heard it .... straight from the horses' mouth! As in Done .... Finished! ... Caput! .... Enough already! ....Call me a Quitter if you will, but I am never coming back! .....(or is it going back?)

Ok .... Hold everything! Betcha thought I was referring to sparks? .... Oh no! I love Sparks .... am onboard and along for the ride ... Here to stay! .....



Here's the Story:
Two years ago, my hubby, and I moved... On Valentine's day! .... sweet .... oh yes! Felt like a frog in a hailstorm, packing up 37 years at the time worth of 'stuff!' ..... Yeah .....Stuff! ..... We got rid of tons, but due to one hurried move, and no time off from work ...... it was fast and furious! ....

Two years later:
Both of us working full time left little time to go through all the 'stuff', which was waiting in the garage.... though we did pick away at it. Finally, when I recently retired, I devoted myself to once and for all ....... get RID of excess stuff! ... emoticon ....



I finally had to come to grips and confess: I was a 'full fledged high end' hoarder! .....Not the kind who's home looks like a junk-yard or a landfill! ...in fact, relatively clean, non smelly and pretty organized. Just stuff to go through! Like drawers full of scrapbooking stuff, of which I hung up my shears.



Feeling pretty good in comparison ...lol

PAST WEEK:
I became a 'frequent flyer' at the St. Vincent de Paul drop site where the same man greeted me ... "Moving, are you?" ....."Oh no," .... I replied sheepishly ...... "Just getting rid of STUFF." .... not junk, mind you ..it's all 'good stuff!'.... emoticon

LONG STORY SHORT:
Retailers call us 'consumers' ..... I thought that over and concluded: ......Because we consume! ..... consume what we NEED? ...... Whaaaaaaat? ... who does that! .....Oh no .... as I purged through the totes that kept calling to me, how many boxes of band aids do you think I had in possession? ....And foot braces? .... (You would have thought I was starting a neighborhood Red Cross in the garage! ..... And thermometers? ........ Found three .... but if you were to call the Doctors office to report a hangnail, ..... they ask......"Do you have a fever?" ...... What is your temperature?" they pry.
"Uh Gee! ........... "well uh ..... ahem .... cough, sputter sput ..... "I haven't exactly taken my temp ..... my thermometer has disappeared." ...... emoticon



No more hoarding .. 'high end' or not.



Ok...I get the picture!...
Garage organized with totes labeled.

Consumption: Chapter Closed:
Yep ... Finished! Caput .... Love that my spring cleaning .... is DONE! ... emoticon

Now What About Sparks?
I sorted through every kind of cookbook, diet plan known to mankind in the 20th and 21st Century! Could have easily started a library along with the Red Cross in garage and opened for business! ..... emoticon

Conclusion:
I pitched 95% of those .... and from this point on the retailers can not call me a consumer! ....(Why would I look further for MORE when I have most all here in sparks if I would just look around! ....The Spark, the Spark Solution, Chef' Meg's cookbook plus ....Daily recipes come out, spark Tv is at the click of a button, coach blogs, ..... so hoard no more! .... It's like one stop shopping! .....

Living simply means less clutter = less stress which frees up time for 'other' things. Like pure enjoyment of life, gardening, walks in the park and me time!



Our dining room ... love photography; did the mural and collage on the left.

And kitchen, where I love to spend time.


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! ...
My final question to myself is this .... Purge or splurge? ... (no more)
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