Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Patience is not in my volcabulary

*When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.
    *pick yourself up, brush yourself off and start all over again   
     *Bloom Where you are planted.
       *Keep a stiff upper lip.
           *Be optimistic.
               *Others have it worse
I am a shallow person. 
My patience is not as developed as it should be.
I can only hang-on for so long, and frankly sometimes I fall.  I DO pick myself up, dust myself off and start all over again.
But there are times I wallow.   
Lately I find myself wallowing more and more…
I'd like to share our New Adventure as I call it…in hopes it will jump start me (shame me) back on the fun bus!

Even when we were dating (2005) Mr. Produce talked about leaving WA state and moving to warm AZ and eventually retiring there.  I though that might be fine because daughter #1 was going to get married and move there to start her practice.

Fast forward to 2010:  the time has come -tomakethemove-.  Grandbabies are starting to pop out...two sons have moved to AZ… So 2010, the week after Thanksgiving we started the adventure by repainting every room in the house..then new carpet throughout the house then pack up all non-essentials and ‘personal décor’ and clean clean clean.    March 1st we put it on the market….and a week later we had my mom's house on the market too. 
And waited …Waited March-A-M-J-J-A-S-O-N-D-J-F,(mind you EVERY.DAY.EVERYTHING is wiped down and cleaned and put away just in case a realtor comes by while we are at work.) Finally February a family moving to Sequim bought our house (337days).  Everything was packed and another storage unit was moved into. 
Now it has been 435 days and we are still waiting for someone to buy my mom’s house! 435days, 10440hours, 626400minutes waiting for the phone to ring and show the house to a potential buyer…..waiting…waiting. (did I mention that I am not a patient person)

This is the goal, so..we wait, with a smile on our faces, EVER SO PATIENT.(sarcastic font used here)

A question I have to ask myself everyday is… have I learned patience yet?
I’d like to say YES so I can end the lesson.
But obviously I am impatient about learning patience
 Today I am holding on to hope that:

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Marydon said...

Aw! So much to look forward to ... little wee bundles! Lucky you. If you move to AZ make sure you look my Sherry-sis @ countrywingsinphoenix.blog. She's a doll!

Have a great week ~

PS GIVEAWAY ends 5/13

Julia said...

I would say that you have patience Lisa, maybe not infinite patience but you have patience.

St Joseph is patron Saint of carpenters and real Estate.
When selling or buying a new home, people pray to him asking for help. Some even bury a small statue of St Joseph in the yard but I don't think that's necessary. Maybe a prayer to St Joseph will help. You have nothing to lose. Hope it sells soon.
Hugs, JB

Dr. Kathy McCoy said...

It sure can't hurt to invoke the powers of St. Joseph, Lisa! Considering the days on the market, the stress of the showing and selling process and the fact that you have kids and grandkids waiting for you in Arizona, I'd say you've been very patient indeed! I'll burn incense and keep my fingers crossed that your Mom's house sells very soon! Where are you hoping to move in Arizona? We moved here two years ago to a community halfway between Phoenix and Tucson and we love it! And so understand the frustrations of wanting to move and hoping to sell! May everything fall in place for you very soon!

Lauren said...

hey hey-- I don't need any storms here either!! ;)