Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Big News

We are moving to Nagoya Japan in a little over a month!

There you go.  I've said it.  It's finally out there for all to hear.  Next week we travel to Japan to find a place to live and get things set up.  My first visit, ever.

Because of this impending news, I have been cleaning.  Why is it I wait for some big event to go through old boxes and files and CRAFT CLOSETS???  Then I get distracted by overwhelming projects like scanning every living single photo I come across.  I do work best under pressure, although there is too much to be done.  

I actually started in my closet.  Have you seen the craze over the book "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" by Japanese author, Marie Kondo?  I knew I needed help in this area, so I gave it a whirl.  It worked really well, even though I've only used it for my clothes.  Sorry, this is an UGLY PICTURE ALERT.
 These are literally all of my clothes pulled out of the closet and drawers and stacked in my room. 

Empty, empty.  I gave away a large amount of clothes that I never wear and I don't miss a thing. Later, going through my photos led to a little panic over a rather large missing segment of our life.  I couldn't find those pictures anywhere.  Finally, victorious, they had been hidden under a larger box and not opened for years.  Here are some treasures from that period.  

Okay, skip a few years. 
 Look at how young I looked, even with gray hair!

Back to the not-so-pretty pictures.  There have been a lot of trips to the thrift store to donate, donate, donate.  I don't have the patience or time for a garage sale.  I'm not sure who would traipse up here anyway for one.  

Well, one last pretty photo for your viewing pleasure. Cuz who doesn't like flowers?
Goodnight all. Hopefully, I'll post more exciting updates next time.


  1. Can I come for a visit? haha. But seriously? I really really want to visit Japan. One day.

  2. Oh my, talk about overwhelming!
    Looks like you are a making progress though.
    The blast from the past was great.
    What do the kids think about your move.

    Good luck finding a new place to hang
    your hat.

    M : )

  3. That is awesome. I hope you find a lovely place. So much fun

  4. Best Wishes and Congrats! on the move - I think?? I truly wish you the best. I am looking forward to your postings from beautiful places in Japan. You may have to make a 'fly back' to the States for antique shopping though.


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