While fancified.ca blog has been on a hiatus, Handsome and I spent January thru March at our Louisiana Love Shack.
New Orleans Mardi Gras madness, local Gulf shrimp boiling/peeling/eating and get togethers with old friends/ family happened.
Sorting through 25 years of STUFF was our primary goal because the house has now been put on the market.
Getting down and dirty was not a pretty sight so pictures shared below were taken a year ago.
In spite of the pandemic’s eventual shut down of thrift shops and libraries challenging my progress, Stuff Still Happened.
Pun Alert! Gifting my extensive art book collection to a local library is still ON HOLD.
The B-52's - Love Shack (Official Music Video) - YouTube
It pulls me in
Never letting go
You need more stuff
You need this stuff
You cannot get rid of this stuff
This stuff is important
You love this stuff
This stuff is your life
That's what my stuff has been telling me
Keep me for the future
You may need me
You do need me
I make you happy
You need me to be happy
You need me to have happy experiences
I am your memories
You love me
Do I though?
Do I have the strength to let go?
To clear up space
Make room for new experiences
Instead of collecting stuff
Can I get rid of it all and move forward
Let go of attachments and move onward
Live a life of experiences instead of memories
Memories of my past
My past is held in all this stuff
Others pasts are held in all this stuff
Even though I want it
I don't need it
And now I question if I still want it.
I can do it
I can let go
Let go of all the stuff
All the stuff holding me back
I can do it
I will do it
The process has begun
I need strength
I need my own motivation
Let it begin
Elizabeth Petersen’s Consumerism poem perfectly describes my emotional roller coaster ride.
On March 31st, we took United’s LAST connecting Denver flight back to our permanent residence in Canada. On arrival, Vancouver Airport authorities decreed a 2 week quarantine.
Having a willing guardian angel neighbor shop from my 2 week grocery list was an answer to prayer. Same day senior citizen delivery (minimal fee) by that store made our apartment lock down as simple as A B C.
Hopefully, all of you are finding healthful light in these out of the ordinary times. Yesterday we visited our Stanley Park neighbors;
the Canada geese, the Mallard ducks and the Blue herons.
Pun Alert! The good news is that everything is going SWIMMINGLY.