Thursday, June 11, 2009

Non attachment

A woman on our street dropped off a flyer asking if anyone was interested in holding a garage sale this weekend. A garage sale, really? The stuff I own is less than a year old! But the more I thought about it, the more I realized that I did have stuff to sell. I had been asking Dan to try to sell some of it on Craigslist, but it wasn't going very well. At first I thought we only had a few things to sell so I wasn't sure if it was worth it. Most of that stuff is stuff I just didn't feel like returning- I just couldn't go back to the store. I had also saved a lot all of Kellen's baby stuff. When we have another child, it's likely they won't be born the same time of year, and I will want to buy new stuff I'm sure. So I've culled through his clothes and baby items, and I am amazed at how easy it is now to get rid of things. I've always had a hard time parting with stuff. I just don't feel that anymore. Maybe it's because I haven't had it long enough to develop an attachment. Or maybe my feelings about "stuff" has changed. That said, I do think I am more attached to things that survived the fire, whether in ash form or at my parents' houses.

If you or anyone you know needs baby stuff or home decor (I have some bar stools and really nice linens, candles, dog food holder, etc), the garage sale is Saturday at 8:00 am at our house. New stuff at garage sale prices. Doesn't get much better than that!

1 comment:

  1. Hey! Glad to hear that you two, or three rather, are doing so well. Jane and I would love to come and get some stuff early to prep for the baby but between her layoff and my layoff all in a one year span things are really tight. Hope all goes well.

    Cheers
    Tim

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