*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.
*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: