Thursday, January 10, 2013

Loadin Up and Movin On!!!

Okay's the bottom line....This old gal doesn't let life get her down cause if you do then you are defeated before you start. So I say go down kickin fightin and saying.....what a ride! And that' how I see my life right now. Either sit around and mope and whine about the bad decision I've made or pull up my big girl pants and deal with it!

So, we are dealing with it.  It's scary, it's tough and at the same time it's exciting and I'm so ready.

So we are loadin up the kitties....

Loadin up the pillows.....

Packin up the mirrors, the mercury glass and the mannequin....

The good news is that we are not going to waste time and be somewhere we don't want to be.  So, I'm here at the beach with Mr. Sissie and we found a very nice townhouse to lease while our home in WV sells.

Looks like I'm gonna be busy, again.  I just got rid of all the boxes from the move and now I'll be getting some more, but I'm happy about it!   I try to look at it as a chance to decorate with a clean slate, an open mind and an open heart.

So, here I go....get outta my way obstacles....I got no use for you and will not have mercy on you if you keep gettin in my way.  I'm tough, I'm strong and most of all I' m not afraid!!!  Do I hear an Amen????

 I've learned so much this past year about what's really important.  It's not a big, gorgeous custom built home, had that and it was wonderful until I realized that the upkeep was killing me.... it's not the most beautifully decorated room, it's not the most popular blog, it's not a gazillion creative's being with the ones you love and being comfortable with the decisions you've made....that's it.  Simple, um?

So I hope you will travel along with me on my next adventure.  The best part is that I always take you with me whereever I go and for that I'm so thankful!  Amen Sistas, Amen!!!

                                      ~~Happy Hugs~~


Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Many blessing for you and your family as you start an exciting adventure!!

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Oh My Goodness!! You go girl!!
You have what it takes!!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

You GO, Sissie!! that's a big AMEN!!

Gail said...

You can't get rid of me....I'm with you all the way!!

Lucille said...

I'm with you, Sissie. I wouldn't miss this adventure for anything! Come on, don't stop. Keep going. I'm there with you all the way. Just waiting to see what comes next and how you'll deal with it. I think it's wonderful that you're not letting any of this get you down. Because a lot of people would not deal well with a situation like this one. But not you from what I read here. It's marvelous and you are setting a very good example here. Your energy is contagious and that's a good thing.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Good attitude Sissie! Hope your home sells fast and you can resettle where you are the happiest. ~Hugs, Patti

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Amen! Sissie I am so proud of you and your family. Life is too short to spend it in a place you are not happy. Can't wait to see you next adventure...I'll be right here with you! Big Hugs, Linda

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Amen, girl! : ) You go ~ and keep going until you find your new place. You sound a lot happier already!

Blondie's Journal said...

We are all right behind you, sweet lady! You are an example for all of us!


Helen said...

I am woman, hear me (us) roar!!!!!!!!

Amy Jo said...

How exciting!! It is good to live, learn and keep moving on... That beach picture is so beautiful.. You go girl!
Amy Jo

Shabbyfufu said...

Home is where the heart is Sissie....hope that you find your way soon:-)

NanaDiana said...

Sissie- I am so very, very proud of you. I don't know-maybe it is getting wiser as we get older. My post tomorrow is all about downsizing and "too much house". I envy you- you are a bit closer to your dream than I am at this moment...but my time is coming. You go girl!!! xo Diana

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Amen! As we are here longer, we gain more knowledge and learn all the important stuff! Much luck and lots of prayers to you!

sweetvintageofmine said...

Sissie, this is like a t.v. have me tuned in till the next time!! Bless you and your family! Roxie

Createology said...

Being Healthy and Happy and Spending time with Loved Ones is what is important. Blessings as you travel your new path in life's journey...

Okio B Designs said...

Amen Sissie! You definitely have your priorities right and I couldn't agree more. Good luck with your move!


The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

A hearty AMEN from up north Sissie!! We love ya for what you are girl! FUll of fun ideas & spunk :) You are sooo right...we came to the realization about blog stress ourselves....and it is soooo not worth it! Our resolution this year was to blog for ourselves, not to impress others (not that we did THAT great of job anyway ~ lol!!)
Looks like you are off to a fantastic start on the beach (so jealous!!) Looking forward to seeing where the new year takes you!
Karla & Karrie

chictochickens said...

Amend Sissie..Keep us updated on what is going on as we love your blog. Get your roller skates on as I know you will find your new place soon. We will keep our fingers crossed that the house will sell fast for you.

Cindy said...

Oh Yes, Halleluiah and Amen!
I know it's gonna be alot of work, but i feel sure you have made the right decision and that it's going to turn out wonderfully! You're gonna end up finding the cutest little place, and I can't wait to go with you on this ride!


~Lavender Dreamer~ said... hear an AMEN from me! I'm so proud of you and I know you're going to love your new home! You'll have it all pretty and pink in no time! Sweet hugs!

Cindy The Victorian Journey said...

I know what you mean Sissie... Wish I could go back home and begin again. We been here for eleven years now. The time has flown by.. but there is no place like the place you want to be, when your in the place you do not want to be... Hugs, Cindy

Roselle said...

Oh good luck to you!!! Here's to a fab 2013 and all your dreams coming true!!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Amen! Life is to short, so don't waste any time getting to where you want to be! Sissy, I am glad you are enjoying my selling series, You were right at the top of my list to be a guest blogger...Until I saw that you had your plate WAY to full, you know I love your booth!


Shelia said...

You've got my total support, Sissie! I know you'll find just what you and the Mister need and I pray God will direct your path! You give it all you've got, girl!!
You are woman, watch you roar!
Shelia ;)

Katherine Wolak said...

Amen girlfriend! Let the new adventures begin!!! :D I wish you all the luck!


Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Sounds like you are on the road to happiness and fullfillment, the best road trip of all! Good luck Sissie. I have always enjoyed creating a home out of a new place wether it was big and dreamy or tiny and a challenge. Its very rewarding. xo

Sharing Shadymont said...

Girl, I'd never be so brave! I love your attitude, and that you look on the bright side! Have fun! I'm along for the ride.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Wow Girl, You don't waste any time! Good luck with the sale of your home and I'll be following along as you decorate your new home. Best Wishes. Sherry

Dorthe said...

I know you will make it a happy new ride you strong lovely woman- and wish you the best of luck, finding a life and home in harmony and love, where you can rest and feel happy for years to come!
Take caRE and be happy!!

Bente said...

I wish all the best for you. I will follow you all the way. LOVE what you stands for.

Hugs from me

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Amen, Sissie! A positive attitude can make a world of difference.

Mari said...

Omg Sissie gal good luck and best wishes to you ;)
Can't wait to see your new home, that is when you purchase it, I'm sure it will be gorgeous my friend ;)
Happy house hunting ;)


Sares said...

Good for you! Moving is such a chore but if you are moving in the direction you want, it will all be worth it! Have a great weekend!

Regina said...

Beautiful post Sissie!



Jacqui said...

We are all with you Sissie xx

Lululiz said...

You are a true inspiration, Sissie, I love your attitude and your joie de vivre, whatever life chucks at you. Fingers crossed that everything will go according to plan from now on. xx

Pam @ Frippery said...

Sweet Sissie, I admire you for going for want you want, bravely and with no regrets. Praying for your house to sell quickly so you can move on to your next adventure. We will be here right along with you. You have me thinking that times awastin' and we need to go for our dreams and see where they lead.
Bigs hugs, Pam

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Good luck to you!! The best way to get through any change is with a positive attitude, and you sure have one!

Take care,

Willow said...

I live in WV right now and it has changed so much in the last 10 years and not for the good. I can't wait til Hubby retires and we can go somewhere else. It is such a shame since this was a great place to live at one time. Good Luck.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Your such a strong lady so I know you will fly like an eagle where ever your wings take you.

My favorite stuff

  • Donuts
  • Iced Vanilla Coffee
  • Finding Junk and making it beautiful
  • Spending Time with my Sister
  • Holidays with my family
  • Poirot movies
  • reading murder mysteries
  • searching shabby chic stuff on ebay
  • writing stories and blogging
  • snuggling with my husband and my kitty kats
  • comfortable pajamas
  • slot machines
  • yard sales
  • hunting through estate sales and thrift shops
  • going to antique shops
  • eating out with my sister
  • having lunch with my husband
  • having lunch with my son
  • vanilla wafer cookies
  • pedicures and pink toenail polish
  • Lavender scented soaps and body wash
  • Good makeup