Friday, September 30, 2011

Feeling Kinda Giddy!

My fall mantle decorations
Do I dare say it? Do I dare to believe that this wonderful reprieve from the oppressive ra will last? Well, I sure hope so and in the meantime I am going to use this small window of opportunity to its fullest.

I am giddy with it all. It seems like forever since I have had any stretch at all (even a day lately) without ra reminding me that it is tagging right along with me. More like dragging right along with me and add about a thousand pound weight to it also. But for whatever reason, my ra has decided to take a vacation and I am so happy.

So, what shall I do with this reprieve? Well, so far I went out to my favorite little goody spots for the past two days and I am hoping that this mild ra stretch will get me through this weekend as I have scheduled a garage sale. I HATE that word! Schedule that is. For some reason whenever I have to schedule something I am forced to remember that I might not be able to go through with the scheduled plans or event. And personally I hate breaking plans. And this particular event can't be cancelled that easily. I suppose on Saturday morning at about 4am I could repost on Craigslist that I have cancelled (and I may just have to do that) but I have plan B in place for this event. My wonderful 20 year old has offered to join the team. If you are wondering where Mr. P has wondered off to (my dear hubby), he is out and about visiting with relatives and won't be back in time for this fall event.

Now you may just remember that I have this Bucket List I am working on and this garage sale is for the next item on my Bucket List.  I so want to try and travel abroad one more time (I only went one other time to England...hello Stachys if you are reading this) and go with my daughter before she needs to head off into the great blue yonder of life after college graduation.  And that item is one big ticket item as far as our budget tends to go.  We have been stashing as much cash as we can over the past couple of years in the hopes of making this bucket list item a reality.

So wish me luck ( I will need it and that is for sure) and sprinkle lots of get rich fairy dust on our upcoming yard sale. Yes, I know. I know. Rome wasn't built in a day and getting there won't happen on one yard sale either but then again, I won't know if I don't try.

I am hanging my get rich fairy conspicuously so that she can continue to bring me good luck and perhaps good fortune too.


Unknown said...

Deb, I am so happy for this reprieve and so excited for you to accomplish this next item on your bucket list. Good luck on Saturday. I have a feeling the fairy will be bringing you exactly what you need.

Deb aka AbcsOfra said...

Thank you so much for the well wishes Cathy :-) I am counting on my good luck fairy on all fronts. We are expected to have chilly weather tomorrow so hopefully that will help my ra stay at bay :-) Yard sales are so much work. I have been stock piling for about 9 months now but got blasted when my daughter lost alot of weight on her glutein free diet. And although I was happy for her, it cost me more money to restock her empty closet and drawers...literally had to replace everything for both casual and business attire except for shoes. Your wishes mean alot to me right now...thank you. I really believe we need to keep our dreams and work at them even if we have to modify how we do it. Gotta have hope.

Terry said...

How awesome is that? A vacation form your RA. I am on vacation this week but unfortunately my RA tagged along with me. If the garage sale is working for the good of the bucket list, I guess I would go through with it. Can't get excited about garage sales, especially having one. Good luck with it and hope your vacation continues!

jamie said...

So pleased that RA has taken a vacation for you Deb!

Deb aka AbcsOfra said...

Tharr...oh I can relate to the yard sale enthusiasm. But there aren't too many ways to raise cash now adays and one has gotta do what one has gotta do and I have the "hands" to help otherwise I couldn't even do this at all. I have been up since 3:00 am (not unusual for me, took all my meds and waiting for them to kick in and for the sun to rise. Funny how chronic illness even beats the sun coming up in the morning :-) I am wondering if fall arriving has anything to do with my ra vacation. I am just trying to milk it for all it is worth :-) I can't remember a time like this for a very, very long time.

Deb aka AbcsOfra said...

Jamie...I wish that everyone's ra would head off for vacation forever!!

Jan said...

Yay!! Enjoy each moment!

Deb aka AbcsOfra said... sweet of you to say :-) I am trying, I really am.