I’m joining the fun this week….
Sitting on the porch and answering random questions about everything under the sun….
Joyce asks the questions.
We answer the questions.
1. What would you say is the best and worst thing about moving house?
We recently moved so my memories of the
disaster experience are fresh...
Best thing about moving: A new beginning in a new place, the change of surroundings has been very beneficial, I'm much happier and healthier! Also, we made a big effort to get rid of "stuff" that had been collecting dust for many years; it was freeing to lighten the load by at least 30%!
Worst thing about moving: Watching the moving truck pull away with everything we own; my entire life was heading into the horizon without me; would I ever see my things again!?! It was scary! Also, the house we bought was fully furnished. The previous owner just walked away leaving food in the cabinets, junk in the drawers, and dog hair everywhere. We had to make a lot of decisions about what we would keep from both homes and where/how we would move the cast-offs. We had multiple moving companies (at both locations), consignment shops, donation centers, cleaning crews, and facebook garage sale postings to manage in a very short timeframe...it put my project management skills to the test! The new house has half the storage of previous homes; that is still a big challenge, we have many boxes still unpacked five months after the move...UGH!
2. What's moved you recently?
|Brenda, Belinda, and Lori on the screen porch...day one at the new house!|
|My Bible study group...Lori, Jill, Donna, Susan, Kathy, and Beth.|
I miss my BFF's! Moving to the mountains has been great, but I've put many miles between me and my besties. This weekend one of my best friends and her husband came up for a visit; I was so incredibly sad when they pulled out of the driveway on Sunday afternoon. It made me realize just how much I miss my friends. I need to work on this, I am moved to seek out additional (NOT replacement) girl friends here in the mountains.
3. Do you feel your life is moving forward, backward, or is on hold? How so?
Moving forward...I've been working on my handmade jewelry business. Having done two shows recently has helped me to sharpen my focus on what buyers want right now. My older designs are not selling, the customers in my booth didn't even look at the older stuff. It's time to take apart the old stuff and re-style it into items that will sell today. I've got a lot of enthusiasm right now.
4. On the move, move mountains, get a move on, it's your move, or bust a move...which phrase best applies to some aspect of your life right now? Explain.
Definitely "get a move on" I should be packing for an upcoming trip, cleaning the house (I can't stand coming home to a dirty house), I need to do laundry, and I need to finish the jewelry I'm making to go with my anniversary outfit....yes I need to get a MOVE ON!
5. What song makes you want to get up and move?
I have specific songs for different activities...
Song that I just can't sit still when it's playing: Earth Wind & Fire - "September"
Cleaning the House: Steely Dan - "Aja"
Driving to the Mountains: Santana - "Ultimate Santana"
Dance Party: Earth Wind and Fire - Anything!
6. Your favorite snack to grab when you're 'on the move'?
Sargento makes a new grab and go snack - "Balanced Breaks"; It's a small serving of cheese cubes, nuts, and dried berries, 8 grams of protein, and 150 - 180 calories...perfect!
7. What one accessory makes your house feel like home?
I can't pick just one...The double wedding ring quilt that my grandma Nonie made, the cookie jar from the house I grew-up in, the fuzzy throw made from old fleece and pieced together by my step-mother, and the cute stuffed polar bear my husband bought to keep me company when I was in the hospital.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
I will miss Hodgepodge next week....this will be our 'ride' for the week....Yippee!
Lori in Blue Ridge, GA