Monday, September 6, 2010

Day One Hundred Ten

I feel like I've gotten rid of all the books in the house that I'm willing to let go of.  A shame really, they were the low hanging fruit, the never ending supply of items to let go of that didn't take too much effort to gather up.  I have somewhere in the neighborhood of 150 books left!  Way too many.   I have art books. I have natural building books. I have horticulture books. I have permaculture books.  I have favorite books. I have books that I've been meaning to read but haven't gotten to.  I can't have a rolling library, I'm going to have to make further cuts or store books, I thought this would be easier.  In fact right across the board I have gotten rid of the things that I no longer use or need or like and I'm rapidly running out of those items and am still in a house full of stuff!  I will press on, determined to be left with just enough for my planned very small house.  I have to leave in place things that will make the marketing of my house better so I can't get rid of everything I want to just yet.  I am suddenly very aware of the limitations of material abundance. And I worked so hard to get everything.  Odd.  I'm completely ready to trade it all for experiential abundance.  I want to blow like a tumbleweed on the wind, catching on a fence here or there and moving on.  I realize that as a kid I moved every few years for most of my childhood.  I went to ten schools in twelve years.  It seemed normal at the time but what I realize about it is that it gave me a fondness for change.  Conversely, I've been here for almost 28 years.  I've been in this house for 17 years.  I was happy to raise my children and have them connected to a neighborhood and a set of friends but it is time for me to hit the road in a big way.  Maybe a one year sabbatical would ease my wanderlust, not sure.  For now I'm operating under the belief that I need to go go go.

These five things aren't going with me:

1.  A large cushion that I had a custom cover made for
2.  Another one - these used to be on a couch that is long gone
3.  One more
4.  Making a clean sweep of the living room - a decorative pillow off the couch also goes
5.  And its partner

Check out these beautiful prints from handmade dolls at DuBuhDuDesigns

Don Vardo Plans
Gypsy Tour Map


  1. Can't wait to read your gypsy blog - as you get your go go rolling! Trying to remember to take my breaks away from the computer too, ever once in a while. Thanks Kimbo!

  2. I'm telling you, a timer is priceless.



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