Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Have No Fear

Fear = False Evidence Appearing Real

“Where God’s love is, there is no fear, because God’s perfect love drives out fear. It is punishment that makes a person fear, so love is not made perfect in the person who fears.” 1 John 4:18 NCV

It is hard to post when I am actively trying to sell stuff on PM.

We also have so many to fo items, I am rethinking our approach to just their the kitchen sink at them. 

Went to a new coffee place last night.  And today I splurged and got pedi.

Tonight we went for short ride on our new bikes.   Very short, one of them had a flat.  Whike DH finishing up in his shop, I stood in the yard listening to an owl.

Could hear some cows really calling.  They aren't my BIL.  My SIL checked, ssid they are west of their pasture.  Might be some mommas crying for their babies.   BIL seriously considering selling his off too.  Hay high and hard to find due to the dry season around here.

Have a great Wednesday.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Cutting the Cord

Today we installed a wall mount TV in our kitchen with a little interior antenna.  Well the TV looks great and we can use the smart streaming capabilities to watch shows or movies through apps such as Amazon or Netflix.   We watched an NBC show pilot directly thru NBC!

But the antenna is barely getting ANY signals!  So frustratimg. We are thinking of getting Roku to use on our older living room TV...guess its it's worth a little more trying before qe give up.  It's hard but things worth having sometimes are.  Dont want to follow the mindless sheep of cable...paying so much money...dont want to make adjustments either I guess we can't have everything.

What do you out there do?

Got 5 pair of boots listed for my girlfriend.  I also sold DH motorcycle jacket for $80!  Last night had DH family over and we had delicious tacos/nachos/taco salad.  I had bunch of beans I cooked up all night and made my own refried beans.  I had no idea how easy!

See ya Monday!

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Wow I was Crabby

I blame the rainy cold weather.  Not really, but I was waiting on internet provider and electrician (to finish up one small thing left from our kitchen wiring job).  I think waiting around not having any idea when they would get here that made me frustrated, along with things waiting to be done with internet (log in, check accounts, do some maintenance,  etc.).

Plus,  I have sold 3 things on PM and needed to print the labels and get them shipped.  I ran to take load to thrift store and grocery shopped and when I got home internet was done!  Got most of my stuff done.  Including getting all my photos off my phone and backed up.

Now I have to do DH phone and he has 3 times more than I.  I regularly take mine off and back them up.  My big 4 include both houses and all projects with both, all the stuff I have sold or given away and forth...any trips/events.

Today, electrician came by and did quick task.  Later my friend who is moving into this state to be near her mom and sister.  I am going to help her sell some of sister's shoes.  Sister had corporate job, dressed well.  Now disabled with muscular disorder.  Can't wear her designer heels any longer.

I hope I can help with this.  First I have to finish 2nd batch of apples.  You all have a great Saturday!

Friday, October 12, 2018

Paring Down


I heart this post...I hope the link works.  But if not, Google this excerpt below.

https://zenhabits.net/paring/

This excerpt I esp relate to:  "...We use full lives to distract ourselves from being fully present...It’s understandable that we overfill our lives — we are usually acting on desires, and not giving full contemplation to what we want in our lives and what we don’t want..."

But I am much better than I used to be.  Big step is realizing this and being open to learning and improvement.  I cannot improve what I do not acknowledge.   Ok, I might have heard that on Dr. Phil, but I agree.  And knowing this is a pattern, I understand some decisions I have made and actions taken that I would do differently know, if I had the chance.

I also believe in tge importance not of just identifying and receiving what we want in life, but giving it voice.  Telling our lived ones, partners, friends...writing it down.  I have seen friends and family so focused on what they didn't want, that that is what they gave energy to...and that is essentially what they got. 

Am I saying all we need in life is The Secret?  No, but I want to know, plan for, get and enjoy what I truly want in life.  And right now, part of what I want is to be truthful to myself and strip away my detractors and excess.  Then I hope to understand more about myself in solitude.  Solitude I either never had, or never handled well in my younger years.

No covering up, shopping away, over eating, exercising away, substance distractions...just me.

I hope you have a stripped down, slow Friday.  IF you want that.  Otherwise,  get busy...time's awasting!

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Live Deep

“Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose trust is the LORD. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.” Jeremiah 17:7-8 (ESV)

DH and I went to other side of the county to pay our taxes today.  We also got parts to fix our old dryer.  We bought a very nice set last year for city house...where they still live happily.  We hope to get fww more years out of this set.  I bought new range and dishwasher last year for retirement house, so I hope to space out another new appliances.

My problems are scarce and few.  I feel blessed that so many things have come together (along with planning and hard work) for this wonderful time in my life and retirement with DH. 

I know there are many people out there suffering.  Animals suffering.  Less fortunate.   I say my prayers every night.  Thanking God and asking for his help in the morning.

My heart goes out to all affected by Hurricane Michael.  If you or your loved ones are affected, comfort and safety I wish for you.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

My Pumpkin Coffee Joy

Yesterday we walked the pup to the park and played.  Later, it was rainy and we couldn't do much outside, so I sat on our porch and read.

Today is was sunny but cool.  The sun dried up the yard enough to mow.  We could not get push mower to start, so I took it to small engine repair.

DH thinks he diagnosed why our dryer stopped heating.   We go pick up part tomorrow.

While DH mowed with big mower, I dug up whole line of large rocks along one side of the house.  Now We are relaxing our tired muscles and I am enjoying a cup of pumpkin coffee with pumpkin coconut creamer.

Internet provider (#2) could not get wiring at our house to work, so he has to come back Friday.  Since we waited for him today, I still haven't grocery shopped or taken our large bag to thrift store.

If we can get dryer to work tomorrow, I will consider it a victory week.

We also gave up on trying to get trimmer started.  We are going to ask DH BIL if he will look at it for us.  Today was sort of frustrating,  but yard is mowed now and those stupid rocks are gone.

Joy is not a constant. It comes to us in moments - often ordinary moments. Sometimes we miss out on the bursts of joy because we're too busy chasing down the extraordinary moments. Other times we're so afraid of the dark we don't dare let ourselves enjoy the light. A joyful life is not a floodlight of joy. That would eventually become unbearable. I believe a joyful life is made up of joyful moments gracefully strung together by trust, gratitude and inspiration
~ Brené Brown

P.S.  I am going to help my girlfriend sell some of her disabled sister's old designer shoes,  so I got my Poshmark restarted and sold a blouse and a pair of my own shoes!  I just need internet so I can print the labels...Oy vey!

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

We're Home...Just Put That Anywhere...

I told DH that he picks the next trip.  Before we left the city, my aunt mentioned fancy train rides you can take in the Canadian Rockies...hmmmmmmm.

On the way home yesterday. We looked at a different car for DH.  It wasn't what they described so he passed.  DH is going to sell our large SUV and small sedan and get a larger sedan.

Today we are going to get SUV ready to sale.  DH brother is selling couple of his cars to buy small sedan.

It rained here this am, just in time to prevent me from mowing.

Last night, we unpacked and worked on our closet.  DH got rid of a trash bag full.  I ran around the house and did a round of grabbing stuff also for Goodwill. We will just have to keep working on it.

House still too much stuff, but it is at least somewhat in order.

I said to him last night, what a problem...too much stuff.   So many blessings we have.  But clutter is a real problem for me.  One day at a time...