Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Happy Birthday Mom!

Today is my Mom's birthday, and I didn't want the day to pass without making sure I recognized it in some way. So, here's to you MOM! Love you.

Friday, May 1, 2009


I LOVE to throw stuff away. Seriously, it brings great joy to my heart. I think it stems from living in a fairly small house with 8 other people growing up. We just didn't have enough space to save all sorts of random stuff. When Sean and I got married I brought about 2 boxes of "stuff." We've moved 8 times in the 7 1/2 years we've been married (with another one coming up in the next month or so) which is a little tiring, but also a great chance to de-junk. I'll admit I don't love the packing and cleaning and such that comes with a move, but I love to clean out ALL of my stuff and get rid of things I don't use. Plus, I use my moves as a measuring stick: if I haven't used something since the last time I moved - I get rid of it. I remember when my dad got remarried, and they were moving from their two separate homes into one house. I went down to CA to help, and I was just in "throwing-away" heaven. Man, I was tossing things left and right. I've been doing a bunch of that again, but this time I decided to have a little yard sale before I take all my stuff to the local church thrift store. I've never had a yard sale - EVER (not growing up, not since I've been on my own - NEVER), but I was getting this big accumulation of "stuff" in my garage, and I thought, "why not?" So this morning was my first day (I've noticed that here in Kingman everyone advertises for yard sales for both Friday and Saturdays, so I followed suit). To my surprise we actually made an okay amount of money for a couple hours Friday morning. One of my favorite parts was when I was putting all the stuff back in the garage, and only about half of it remained (YAY for getting rid of stuff). We'll see what tomorrow morning brings. Kind of fun!