Day 124 of 193

This is Saturday’s item.

My mom gave this to me several years ago, I thought I might have wanted to wear it. But it was the other day that I realized I didn’t really need it anymore.

Because my mom was also at my Grandparents’ house when I gave my Grandma all of these clothes. My mom went through it as well, and discovered how much she had like this “sweater” and put it back in her closet.

Thankful Thursdays #17

I love writing this post because I express my gratitude for the things that I am thankful for. I hope I encourage others to write about the things you are grateful for throughout the week. If you are pressed for time, at least think about the things you are happy for. I feel like it’s really important to express your gratitude and share it with others.

Here is my list…

  1. Seeing my Grandparents for the first time since my birthday back in June (of this year). We had afternoon tea and we had dinner together. We had porkchops, with asparagus and oven roasted potatoes. It was delicious.
  2. Since I was seeing my Grandma, I was able to pass along the clothes I no longer wanted or needed. It cleared up some space in my room. That’s always a good thing.
  3. I’m grateful that all of my clothes are going to help someone. She also told me that she was going to give them to her friend’s granddaughter. That’s always nice. I’m really glad.
  4. I got a book to borrow a book from my Grandma, which is on my To Be Read List. My books are available at the library, so I’m really excited to pick them up, and start reading them.
  5. My boyfriend and I went to a store and bought more tea over the weekend.

Day 118 of 193

This is Sunday’s item.

I feel really bad for keeping things for so long that I have not used. Before covid-19 my Grandparents went to a lot of church sales, and garage sales, so she would buy a whole bunch of books and clothes that I would like. This explains why I used to have a lot of things. Plus three years I loved going clothes shopping.

Now I am finally starting to go through my possessions. I feel bad for holding on to this for so long. I feel that someone else could have enjoyed wearing this, instead of it being stashed away in a container for several years.

It’s a cute sweater, but it’s too small for me now.

But now I am freeing myself from this item, and I am super happy about it.

Day 103 of 193

I found a bunch of old, and probably dirty jewelry which are all tangled up anyway.

I have other valuable jewelry than this. And I haven’t worn these in nearly 20 years, so I am better off without these things.

Despite that my Grandparents have bought me a good potion of these pieces of jewelry. I have learned that our memories aren’t in the things we keep, they are in our heart.

Butterscotch Chai

Hey, everyone! It’s another Tea Tuesday.

In honour of the first day of Autumn, I decided to have a chai tea. I enjoy having chai teas, especially in Autumn.

I love butterscotch, my Grandma got me into butterscotch, because we would always eat butterscotch pudding at her house. It feels like I get transported back to their house, which I miss a lot. Her and my Grandpa are in a retirement home now, and I haven’t see them in a few months. So this was a nice treat to remember them by.

It has a nutty flavour and a nice touch of spice from the chai. I made it into a latte with almond milk.

My mug is a birthday gift from a dear friend of mine. It has a little giraffe inside of it. And giraffe spots on the outside. I absolutely love it.

Day 91 of 193

Today marks my 13th week decluttering everything. It’s been a crazy journey so far. I can’t believe the year is ending in 102 days. I don’t want to get too ahead of myself, but I am looking forward to seeing what 2021 brings.

I remember when I was at my Grandparent’s house when I was younger. She had this really cool pen, and she knew how much my sister and I loved it, so she gave it to us. What was cool was his arms would able to move in circles.

My sister and I kept it for so many years, and now it no longer works. I never needed to keep it that long.

Day 82 of 193

Hey everyone, sorry for the delay. This item is from Saturday.

I have finally gone through this one container that I have. It was mostly filled with stuff that I haven’t used in a really long time, but I somehow convinced myself that I needed all of these things. Removing all of these things from this big container, I realized that I didn’t need any of these things at all.

This was a pen that my Grandparents gave me for Valentine’s Day 15 years ago. What was cool about this pen was that it had bubble dispenser, and a heart handle, which I thought was so cool.

But the pen doesn’t even work, and I’m way too cold for bubbles. If I miss Grandparents, I can still call them.

Another thing I have learned from this decluttering journey is that memories of people and or experiences, they aren’t in things, they are found in us. So, why do we constantly feel the need to declutter our homes and minds with things we no longer need?

Day 60 of 193

This is Friday’s item, I fell a bit behind.

When I saw my Grandparents, she gave me this bathing suit top to replace the one I was wearing.

It was almost like the bathing suit top she gave me was made for me.

Because I had gotten a new one, I didn’t have to keep this one anymore. I felt like I have outgrown it.

Thankful Thursdays #8

On Thursday, I had a busy but fun day with family, so that’s why I didn’t post any thing new, but now I am getting all caught up.

I have a lot to thankful for this week.

  1. I saw my niece (on Thursday), we got to hang out for a bit. She’s such a cutie, she’s 17 months old.
  2. I am happy that my boyfriend and I had a fun weekend, we had a little “camp out” in our room, and we watched two movies with snacks.
  3. I am grateful for being nominated for two awards this week. One called The Sunshine Blogger, and the other one was The Liebster Award. It is such a honour to be recognized by fellow bloggers and telling me how much they love my blog.
  4. I am thankful that my Grandparents bought me a cup of tea yesterday. I felt really fortunate to spend time with them, I don’t get to see them that often, so it was a nice treat to see them again.
  5. And finally the last thing I am thankful for is being able to watch all of my favourite sports such as hockey and basketball in the summer.

I would love to hear what you are thankful for this week.

My Grandparents

Today, 68 years ago, my wonderful Grandparents got married. They are the nicest people you’ll ever meet.

I remember growing up, they would take my sister and I to their cottage over our summer vacation. It was amazing, since the beach and an ice cream was near their cottage. They were our babysitters during the summer holiday when my parents went to work. We always had so much fun.

My Grandma was on the phone to her sister-in-law, when we were getting ready to leave for the cottage, so my Grandpa was able to teach me how to tie my shoes. He showed me with the bunny ears, and 18 years later, I still tie my shoes like that. Teehee!

We had amazing sleepovers at their house as well. My Grandpa would be the first one to go to bed, and my sister, Grandma would stay up watching a movie. And then she would tuck us in to bed in their guest bedroom. She would tell us a bedtime prayer, and some jokes, as well.

“Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my Soul to keep
If I should die before I ‘wake,
I pray the Lord my Soul to take.”

In the morning, my Grandpa would make us a delicious breakfast. We had bacon, French toast, cereal, fruit, hash browns, and cup of tea. My Grandpa is the one who made me fall in love with tea.

When I was sick, and both my parents had to work that day, they would come over and take care of me. I loved that my Grandma would make us turkey or chicken noodle soup and delivered it to whoever was sick in our family.

My Grandma was an amazing cook, she made a delicious roast beef, turkey, desserts such as butter tarts, date squares and cherry cheesecake. My Grandma was the best cook ever!

When I was younger, I remember whenever I left my Grandparents’ house, I used to put my feet on top of my Grandpa’s feet, and we would dance for a bit. My Grandma would give us her spare change from her purse as well. Every holiday (like Valentine’s Day, Easter, Halloween), my Grandma would mail us a card and have a $5 bill in the card. I always loved getting mail.

When I was 10 years, I burned myself and my Grandparents used to visit me everyday. It was a third degree burn, so I needed a skin graft. So when my surgery day came, my Grandparents waited with me, and my parents until the surgeons were ready for me. My other Grandparents picked my sister up from school and made her dinner that night.

About 20 years ago, my Great Uncle (my Grandpa’s brother) passed away, so they would always take us to visit my Great Aunt, since she was lonely. We played card games and talk a lot, over cups of tea, and fudge. And I am so glad because she is my second cousin’s Grandma. And now I get to tell my second cousin all about my adventures. She loves hearing all about it.

My Grandparents have their birthdays in June, just like me, so every year we would combine our birthdays with Fathers’ Day. It would be such a fun day. I always looked forward to celebrating our birthdays together.

Some time ago, my uncle, and aunt and cousins moved to another city. But because my uncle worked in the same city my grandparents and I lived in, he was able to pick us up to visit my cousins for the whole weekend. It was a lot of fun. I am forever grateful for those nights.

I am also happy that I met my now boyfriend on July the 19th, six years ago. It makes me believe that we are destined to be with each other even more.

I feel very fortunate to have amazing Grandparents. I love them dearly. This is what has been making the whole pandemic the hardest right now, since I can’t visit them at the moment. But at least I am able to call them.