Happy to report stuff that was earmarked to give away, is going.. I once read of a man who gave away all his belongings. He kept track of who took them.. and after he was down to the clothes on his back, he traveled around the USA to visit his stuff and the folks who...

standing up and moving on..

Next on the list to go is a green sofa.  Funny how we become attached to furniture.  I bought it for a home study / office.. a beautiful room, with windows overlooking a gorgeous garden.  Sitting on the sofa, I looked out to see a weeping willow cherry tree in full...

two kitchens and a half

I’ve built up my kitchen over the years to cook for an army.. well exaggerating a bit, perhaps not an army, but easily 100 guests.  But how often do I have 100 guests? Do I really need to maintain enough china, cutlery, and cooking utensils all year round for...

one season, one closet!

When I moved to Dubai I had 1 suitcase. The rest of my clothes would arrive a few weeks later by sea freight. The few weeks, ended up being two months. The content of that one suitcase worked wonders. I found myself knowing exactly what to wear every day. I had to be...

Car-less

I rarely used public transportation.  In the US, I drove cars 99% of my time.  On occasion, I road metro. So selling my car required a plan.  In the past few years I would dream of having a bike to move around Dubai. That dream would quickly shatter when I thought of...

CDs

I am holding on to tapes I had since the 1980s! As time passes by they become collectors’ items and I feel an attachment to them. So, I ignored the tapes and focused on a newer collection of CDs. Accumulating those began in the 1990s.  Out of 300+ CDs, 44 are...