Friday, September 16, 2011

A Small "A-Ha" Moment and Day of Positive Accomplishment

During a text-message conversation late last night, a friend said something to me that gave me a second of pause, and a small "a-ha" moment. You know how you believe something, wholeheartedly, and yet sometimes still need to be reminded of that very thing? That is what this friend did for me. Thank you!! 

The exact wording is gone now (I deleted a bunch of texts on my phone) but it was truly along the lines of believing in something hard enough to make it be in real life. This friend has been using this with great success for some time, and, as you know, I have been following this principle for years now - most recently, of course, to get my full time job and home.

Feng Shui is one of the tools I use.  Creative Visualization is another.

This morning I woke feeling energized. I had had a great sleep last night and an actual sleep-in this morning - so my chi was high and sparkly when I finally decided it was time to get out of bed.  Today felt like a great day  when I got up - and it hasn't disappointed me in the least!

At 10:00 this morning, I had an appointment at the house with my Real Estate Agent and Contractor in order to get in and look at the immediate work that I need to do (the hot water tank and toilet) and to gather information to provide me with a quote for the costs.  At about twenty to 11 this morning I headed to my second appointment of the day - my lawyer's offices - in order to sign the paperwork to finalize my house purchase.

OK - papers signed (and there are a LOT of papers to sign!) I headed over to the bank to transfer the monies from my account over to the lawyer's trust account.  I had about a half-second feeling of squishy in my tummy over transferring the money out of my account, but VERY quickly got over that because really, this means I'm investing in me and my own future, as opposed to someone else's future. 

That done, the next stop was Slegg Lumber to arrange the purchase and delivery of my new front door, hot water tank, and toilet.  I managed two out of three as the door guys were off on breaks when I was in, so I went home and had some lunch and then dealt with paperwork. About an hour ago I headed back over to Slegg Lumber to talk with the door guys. Armed with this information, I need to have another conversation with my contractor in order to get a better idea of his costs for the door installation, and also to arrange for another visit to measure up the rest of the stuff needed before the door gets ordered - but since I'll be hearing from him in the next day or two about the quote for the toilet and hot water tank, I'll hold off until then.

Home again - and this time, I think, in for the rest of the day, I fiddled with some paperwork and then sat down on the computer in order to do some book-keeping, and while the book-keeping is a teensy bit stressful just at the moment (money is tight until October 7th when the new pay amount kicks in) it's a good stress.

Besides, going back to what my friend said to me last night, believing in something hard enough makes it happen in real life.  

I *believe* with every fibre of my being, that this move is going to be smooth and simple and well within my overall budget.

With love across the waters,

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Thoughts on Packing

Mainly my thought right now is a resounding and capitalized “Humph” though, having said that, packing is proving to be productive AND irritating.

My bedroom closet is done - and if you have seen the closet in question, you know it is the size of a small room.

Anyhow, I found not one but TWO pairs of gorgeous shoes that I haven't seen since I left Jersey (I must unpack better – I wonder what else I haven’t seen in 2 years?!) & also realized that I have LOADS of gorgeous work clothing... what I need to do, instead of buying NEW work clothing, is slim down appropriately in order to fit into the currently owned gorgeous work clothing!

Plus... maybe I need to go back to Jersey for another visit and get more shoes!

My Dad recently sent me a video from YouTube about packing a small carry-on bag for 60 days worth of travel.  Initially I thought “What a crock – that’s SO not possible!” and then watched it and thought “Hm.  That has possibilities.”

I tried it this afternoon with one of the suitcases – and fit MOST of my aforementioned gorgeous but too small work clothing into one carry-on sized suitcase. WAY more than what they packed into a knapsack-sized suitcase…

Following a short break (it was past time for a cold glass of water and a sit down) I was back upstairs and ready to go for round two – namely the office closet and book shelves… I didn't actually get that done though - cider, dinner and my computer got in my way... I did some FaceBook stalking (yes, I do that sometimes - it's bad, I know it, but hey - I am only human!) and have been generally f-ing around all evening. 

That's OK - through the week I’ll get that done and then pack up book and DVD shelves downstairs and take a good look at my stuff as I’m doing it to be certain it’s stuff I want to move as opposed to sell, give or throw away.

Some time this week I also need to hit a dollar store - I hear that they have those bags that you can put stuff into and then attach to a vacuum and suck all of the air out... I'm thinking those would be GREAT to use for the pillows and comforters (and blankets) I have...

With love across the waters,

Packing. Packing, packing, and more packing.

So... guess what today's project is?

hee hee hee

Yes, today's project is to pack much of the upstairs bunff and, in the process, also to "let go of" a few more things.  When my brother moved down to Nanaimo, he took much of his stuff - and most recently, came up to collect his bed - leaving his former bedroom bereft of furniture - but in the process, also, making it the perfect staging area for the boxes that are packed upstairs.

I forgot how much I dislike packing.  I do, though, also remember how much I like unpacking - and since the move itself is now a scant 2 weeks away, well, I will just have to settle myself into packing and look forward to pulling it all out and unpacking as I go!

Something I have been thinking on, though, is the ghastly wall-paper that is everywhere (remember how I counted 10 different kinds? Here are pictures of 9 of them) The white in the dining room is actually textured and the kitchen and one of the bedrooms both have 2 different kinds. In the kitchen, the checkerboard stuff IS wallpaper and in the bedroom, the grey-blue is ALSO wallpaper... oh, and underneath the gold one in the hallway is another one that is stripey-shiny pink - that's the only one I spotted that you can't see.

Laundry Room

Front Bedroom

Back Bedroom




Dining Room
OK - so anyhow, what I was thinking (before I went off on the wallpaper tangent) was that I might just leave the bed not set up, so that I could take down the wallpaper and paint right away in the room I am planning to use as my bedroom... Jasmine will be out being boarded for that week when I am moving & it would be the perfect opportunity to get some of that initial grunt work done in (at least) one room before I go collect her and introduce her to the new home.

OK - I need to get back at the packing...