Ah, I have been scrubbing and painting and selling and trashing and planting and just plain getting this house ready to sell!
I had the first of many garage sales, that will end up with me having very little of what I currently own, last Friday. I sold so much that I barely had anything to take to the Goodwill after the sale.
My husband has applied for a remote position with his current company just in case we have trouble with him getting another job in SoCal. Either way, we have both agreed there will not be another winter spent here. Nope, it's just not happening. We'll probably have a more definitive answer as to exactly what job my husband will end up at in another month. It sure would be nice if we weren't so darn responsible and were willing to just go without employment. But these days, that's just not prudent...
All I know is that throughout this whole process of wanting and planning to move, we've never been more certain of a direction and a purpose. So Southern California it will be. And I am still in shock as to how good this feels and how right it all seems. Although Texas is a place that feels welcoming and wonderful, I am now feeling that Southern California is a place that has always lived in my heart. I know I need to experience living there, at least for a while. It's not simply a coincidence that we ended up with a second home in Southern California. And our hearts literally ache every time we leave our place in Palm Springs. Now it's time to make SoCal our full time home. (Yes, all words of not being willing to do such a thing are being eaten as you read this!)
|What I long to be closer to......|
Now for another thing that's different this time around. This one is not so much fun, but honestly to be expected.
My sister went to prison last Thursday to serve out her time. She failed in the drug rehab and was caught lying to the drug court judge. She won't be spared this time.
Of course I am disappointed, but again not surprised. As my nephew so appropriately commented: "Why can't she just do what she's supposed to?"
I'm sure I will have deeper feelings about this at some point. Honestly, right now, I have just accepted the fact that this is who she is. For now, I feel stronger than ever that moving on from my sisters drama is the healthiest thing to do.
And in that direction, I shall head back to my moving related tasks. Heck, at least it keeps me busy enough not to cry at all the government overreach that is currently scaring the hell out of me!
How about you? What's up in your world? Are you headed in a new direction?