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#WeekendCoffeeShare Defining Moments

December 25, 2017 , , ,

If we were having coffee this Christmas morning I would invite you to sit back and enjoy the fire in the wood stove and the candle lighting around the room. I am up early to enjoy this predawn time, as usual. I am in a good mood because I realize how wonderful defining this year of 2017 has been. I did not plan to do a major change this year, but I have certainly accomplished one.  I sold my extra red estate and pared down the size of my possessions in order to fit into my condo.  This has been extremely liberating and satisfying.  I am left with much less stuff, which I love much more.

I am serving coffee, and an assortment of teas, including some iced green tea.  We have celebrated all month, and today have no plans to go out or do anything.  We are not giving gifts because we just spent months deleting items from our possessions, and are not in the mood to fill up our space with stuff again.  We are truly sated.

I did go on a shopping spree this fall, all of which has upgraded our lifestyle.  I did little frivolous spending.  Most of the spree was spent on very practical home improvements.  I wrapped up the spree by buying a new garage door opener last weekend, because mine was on it’s last breath, about to break forever. I was so happy to replace it before it caused a tragic inconvenience in my life. I continue to take a box to the Goodwill each week to fine tune my stuff, since editing is forever.  I have new underwear, socks, wifi speakers, and Alexa can now answer the phone on speaker.  I have one more planned expenditure with my real estate profits, a hot springs vacation in February. I have not traveled much since I started my job last May, so I am planning a reward for myself in California. I will spa down for a few days, then stay in Joshua Tree in an air bnb.  I have already booked my favorite hot springs hotel, but there are many highly desirable air bnb rentals near the Joshua Tree National Park.  The decision is part of the fun for me. Are you going anywhere this winter?  Do you like planing, or like to take off and see what happens?  I like a good accommodation reservation and lots of free time.  That is the perfect combination for me.

My blogging is slowly becoming regular once more.  I changed may schedule at work, and have started doing my writing before I go to my job.  This is working a little better.  I do appreciate the return of the weekend coffee share because I enjoy keeping up with the group and the writing you are doing.  Please join us on the weekends to share happenings and feelings over digital beverages.  Eclectic Ali is hosting this movable feast, which includes a diverse group of writers from around the globe.  The party is always digitally delicious.  Merry Christmas to all! Thanks for stopping by.


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Merry Christmas

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December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas to you!!! Thanks for visiting.


Pamela Morse

December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas ❤ ❤

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December 25, 2017

“Editing is forever..” I love that! I too am in the process of minimizing.. I like the idea of putting my unneeded things “back into circulation” as my brother puts it.. Hope you had a very Merry Christmas!

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Kathleen Howell

December 26, 2017

Thank you, Kathleen. The things like to be back with someone who actually uses them, I think. I wish you a happy new year.


Pamela Morse

December 26, 2017

Great photos of you, Pam! I applaud your accomplishments.. they are amazing… and show that it can be done.


Stevie Wilson (@LAStory)

December 30, 2017

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