It was mostly overcast yesterday, which was nice. I went out early and watered and kept an eye on things on the patio. Cement heats up quickly!
Both Charlie and Abi often need help getting up on the couch with me. So I end up having to get up and lift them up. Abi isn’t very heavy. But Charlie is a little chunker.
I am finding more and more lately that decorating blogs I once loved just don’t stir my interest much anymore. I know it’s fun to renovate and redo and add on. But it’s just not where I am in life.
I guess it’s how my daughter and I look at our vehicles, which we’ve talked about often.
She has an SUV that isn’t as old as mine is, which is 11 years old. But she has no desire to go out and trade hers in for a new car just because it’s long paid off and she can afford to.
She has always been very frugal. She saw the need to save back when she was a teen, which always impressed me.
She has a big beautiful house that I have no desire for, but she is at a different stage in her life. I once wanted that too. That day is past.
She has a housekeeper come in once a week because they’re busy with their careers. I once had a housekeeper myself when I had a home with two levels and more money.
I suppose it depends on what stage of life you happen to be in.
I don’t want the upkeep of a larger home. I don’t want to have to clean a larger home.
I see a lot of bloggers my age or older that still desire the larger homes. And that is great if you are still in shape to take care of it.
I just desire “simple” now.
I do love to garden on the patio, and that’s not something I have to do. But gardening in any form has always fed my soul, so to speak. I know some of you know that feeling.
But cleaning a house just doesn’t rise to that level!
So if you like a large home and don’t mind taking care of it, or if you have outside help with it, that’s wonderful. Nothing at all wrong with that.
Just not something I desire. Not at this stage in my life.
I don’t care how old my vehicle is. I only have 44,000 miles on an 11 year old car.
It is my hope that I have quite a few more years driving it. I am lucky that I’ve had to do very little with this car, and for that I’m quite thankful.
I don’t see the point in buying a new car unless something is wrong with the one you already have. But that’s just how I view things.
Where do you fall on the home and car spectrum? Are you in the mood to downsize? Already done it?
Love the feel and smell of a brand new car?