Tuesday, September 1, 2015

'Fessin' Up

Bless me Father, for I have sinned.  It has been XXX years since my last confession:

I mentioned my friend who has difficulty letting anything go.  I encourage her to get rid of things, but she resists and probably thinks something is wrong with me for passing things on so easily.  (I trash very little, but I do donate and pass things along.  It's easy to do here in  wear it out, use it up, make do New England.)

The other day she asked me if I saved old Christmas cards.  I said that I did not.  Now I have to confess that I found a whole stack of old Christmas cards as I was cleaning out some cupboards---just the fronts.  I use them to decorate Christmas presents.  I wrap in plain paper and then stick a pretty card front in the middle of the package.  Seriously--use it up--these look pretty, you can put the to: and from: in a corner, they pack ever so much more easily than bows if you send gifts in the mail.  And it is thrifty! (Sounding defensive?)

The weather is supposed to turn very hot and humid again.  Will I completely blow my Florida gal credentials if I admit that I am actually longing for some cool autumn nights?

Keep in mind that I have AC in Florida and a wimpy little fan in Vermont.

I reminded myself that everything happens for a reason.  I invited the universe to provide me with a place and I trust the universe.  No need for stress.

And then my face breaks out like a teenage girl's--just to let me know that a.) I have not spiritually evolved all that much and b.) the universe has a wicked sense of humor.

I read this thing on Facebook about how retirement was the fulfillment of every teen's dreams--one of the dreams being for clear, unblemished skin.  Seems unfair that I should still have breakouts, does it not???


  1. I love your sense of humor.
    I save some Christmas cards for the same purpose. Others I have no trouble getting rid of. I also give a lot of stuff away.
    I am happy to hear that you are now looking for your next home. Stress will undoubtedly raise it's ugly head, but that too will pass, along with the pimples.

  2. It is nice to get rid off all the negative thoughts. Life the as it comes to get rid of from stress and to be happy always. If anything doesn't suits you try to be positive in other way. This keeps the man to live happy...

  3. I agree! They promised me that in my old age I'll be happy for oily skin. hasn't happened! Fun post.
    We've been trying to clear things out. sigh.

  4. My in-laws are considering installing a/c in their house in Boston. Kind of silly because their winters are so harsh.

    Good idea for the cards. Hadn't thought of it before.

    I guess stress leads to acne. That, too, will pass after you sell your old house and are firmly ensconced in your new one.

  5. And we thought there were advantages to growing older...

  6. I like that idea for cards. I love the idea of using and not just throwing out. The way the climate is changing, your new home might need at least a bedroom A/C. Totally agree with the Universe's sense of humor. Helps that you have one also.

  7. This made me chuckle. Sorry about the breakout -- stress abhors a vacuum!

  8. 1. I love Christmas Card faces on presents. Makes plain paper look perfect. Even more fun if the receiver recognizes the card as one from him/herself. 2. Everyone should have access to AC year round (said the Texan). 3. Sometimes we aim for harmony but our bodies know there are nerves jumping around under the surface. Small price to pay if your day goes smoothly while suppressing any stress.

  9. This made me laugh! Funny some of the things we feel guilty about!

  10. Maybe the breakouts are from the hot humid weather. It has been detestable here for the past week.

  11. Nah, I can't believe you have breakouts? There are one or two advantages to advancing age.


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