Monday, March 10, 2014

Will the purge ever end?

While we were in Illinois we were able to check in on all of our pre-boat stuff.  It's been in storage with my parents for almost 5 years now.  While we sold a good deal of it a few years back, we still have much to get rid of.  Tools, pots, pans, cribs, beds, cabinets, and books galore.  We made a dent, purging boxes of old files and setting aside books to donate, but we realize that we need more than a few hours there to really make progress.  I wasn't as emotionally attached to some of the items as I was a few years ago, so that's progress!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Small town benefits

We had a whirlwind weekend, taking a train from DC to IL and back to go to a benefit for one of my high school friends who's taking on her own fight against breast cancer.  The event was overwhelming.  So many people donated items, time, and money to support one of our hometown girls.  The hugs were heartfelt, the smiles sincere, and the tears flowing!  It was great catching up with people I haven't seen in years, but mostly it was great seeing the smile on Missy's face.  When we left, I sat in the car sobbing.  Katreina asked, "Mommy, are you happy or sad?"  "Yes, baby."  I was so happy about the outpouring of support and generosity from my small town, but sad that I just don't make it back that often.  It was an amazing trip.

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