Just this past weekend we dropped off donations to a shelter. I thought this kitchen set was the CUTEST! I would have loved this as a kid, even though I wasn’t the greatest at make believe it would have still been super cool. Anyway, we are always downsizing our “stuff” because we have been waiting for news about our move for two years now.
It is not all good. Reg is losing his job in the navy so we are becoming civilians again, jobless and homeless. We are going back to the west coast so Reg can retrain and I can stop suffering through winters that make me want to scream. I will be much happier physically but I tell you, it is all bittersweet.
Just on Monday I was finally feeling like there was a reason to get out of bed. The weight of the pain and sorrow over losing my Mom lightened for just a day and then I was hit with this bombshell. I have a feeling my mom had something to do with it. She hated the military and the fact that we have been waiting on pins and needles for two years.
So everything is going to change. We will probably become renters again, sandwiched in to a tiny apartment or condo or trailer or who knows what. All I want is a bright kitchen with a window. OK, it can be a big kitchen. I would like that.
OK, I am all freaked out so I am stopping it there. I was sickened when I got the news yesterday, life has been too overwhelming and too hard lately. Today I feel a bit more inspired and it is time to go through the house and let even more stuff go. We will be moving at the end of the year, ugh, another Christmas move. We have to stop doing that.
I just had to let my foodie friends know the news. And hey, do you think we should have a garage sale?
Suzie, you’ve had so much change in your life in such a short period of time. I truly believe that things happen for a reason and I hope that this move can bring you some peace. I look forward to your posts. And yes…have a garage sale! Purging is good for the soul!!!
You’ve been waiting to get back west for such a long time, it just can’t be bad. Definitely things happen as they should and I’m sure this will be the best thing yet!!!
Debra She Who Seeks says
Sorry to hear that Reg is part of the military downsizing now that Afghanistan is done. I hope his experience gained over the last few years in Nova Scotia will stand him in good stead professionally when he starts looking in BC. I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed for you guys!
Suzie Ridler says
Queen, it’s true, the amount of change that has happened lately is insane and I do hope this is all for a good reason.
Amelia, it has been a long wait, it’s true, I hope I will have many more stories to share out on the west coast.
Debra, I hope so too Debra, with all my heart. 🙂
Gary Hypes says
Suzie, I’m So Sad! “West” Is A Big Coast – Where Exactly?
Sorry For The Initial Caps, My Phone Is Being weird.
At least the move will happen before your birthday. You can start your new year in a more Suzie friendly climate. One of my closest friends,who has crossed over now, always wanted to take me out to the West Coast. Always said how beautiful it is. Hopefully, I can see some of it through your move.
I’m sure your Mom was pulling strings to make this happen too.
Suzie Ridler says
Gary, not sure yet, maybe near Vancouver?
Shell, yes to a Suzie-friendly climate. Oh to escape the bitter pain! That will be a treat and I will share the west coast with you for sure.
Suzie! I totally missed this about your move!! I sure hope that we’ll be able to actually meet in person once you’re back on the west coast – we’ll have to get it planned when you get settled. !!! Good luck as you plan and pack. Sending love!