Two years ago this week we were in Paris – the simplicity of flowers on the sidewalk emphasized the future we were looking for. Don’t get me wrong, we loved the opulence of château de chantilly and a fancy fondue too! Ordering toast and getting this plate was an example that simplicity isn’t a sacrifice.
It’s nearly time to restart the purge portion of preparing for Our New Neighborhood. I have not wanted to get rid of anything we have taken out of the RV until it has been either replaced with a newer version of itself or we know for SURE we don’t need it. I was reading just yesterday of someone throwing out all their cupboard hinges and now they can’t find ones that will fit and they could have simply painted them to give them an update. I have posted photos previously of the stockpile of old and new that our ‘spare room’ had become. These last two weeks we have been on a tear to clean that room up because our grandson will be coming this weekend to spend the night… and I can’t make him sleep on a cot in the living room when there is a comfy bed to sleep on UNDER that pile of window blinds, swatches, the T for the wheel well and other must have (for now) items!
We had a friend come by last week to look at the RV for the first time and her primary concern was where were we going to put our ‘stuff’. I don’t want stuff anymore – I want experiences. I don’t want to live the Instagram life of see what I have, I want to live a life of look where I am, see what I see, smell what I smell. That being said we have been accumulating stuff for one day short of 35 years! While we need to continue to live for today, prepping for our tomorrow is another part of the adventure.
“It’s a funny thing about life, once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack.”
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