Thursday, April 16, 2009

Maternity Clothes - Scrapbooking Stuff - Telescopes

Still going through the house.... Give YOUR input...

I am taking a break from books, books, books....which I know don't sell well, but I have to get rid of them. 10 books shelves will not fit in a 1500 sq ft home. They'll go to Goodwill if they don't sell. Knowing the Internet has a zillion sites for Pre-school activities, crafts, recipes etc., makes it easier to get rid of books. I AM wondering if I should take some of the more current books and list them on PBS and at least get future book credits.

Film Cannon and Nikon cameras - Obsolete. . . I get it. ::snort::

Maternity Clothes - I won't have a lot of storage room for clothes....I've not gotten pregnant in 2 years....but finding modest maternity clothes these days (or ones that a middle age expectant mom may want to wear) is hard....clothes don't make $ in garage bring them to Misawa or give them to Goodwill?

Scrapbooking stuff....ugh. I don't PLAN to do "real scrapping" and yet the kids can use it for school...but it's sale? I have about 10 7 x 7 albums....maybe I should keep them and make quick albums for farewell gifts in Japan. I've done that before....I could find time again?

Telescopes - just to remind me to talk to Mike. We have two nice telescopes and only need one.

BTW, i otanki desu neh!

Choosing Joy!
©2009 D.R.G.


Local readers - here are a few of things that will be available at the garage sale on Saturday. Please do not call to ask me questions or to reserve items; I'm running wild trying to be ready for Saturday AND continue on with other responsibilities this week. I AM allowing homeschoolers to come early - 7:30 a.m. NO OTHER EARLY BIRDS! (Yeah, right. ::snort::)If you are interested in an item, please visit our sale.

In addition there will be furniture, swing set, pool, free trampoline, bike trailer, canoes, 2 picnic tables, complete Olympic Weight set (bench, handheld weights, dumbbells, tower, leg extension), patio swing, small rototiller, gardening tools, garage shelves, and lots more misc. Eventually we'll have a fridge, washer, dryer and grill to list in the paper...but we're still using them.

The sale is Saturday from 8:30 - 4:30. I am including our address and such in emails that go out with this notice to Concho Valley Home Educators and possibly SACHSA members....if you do not receive those emails and do not know our address - check the paper on Friday/ Saturday. We're the ad that says "Large, military, homeschooling family moving to Japan" and lists lots of stuff. LOL Or email me at

INTERNET BUDDIES - I'm swamped and desperately trying to get things out of here before packers show up at my house. I'd rather sell everything in person and not have to mail it..... BUT if you see something you'd like to have, you are willing to pay the price AND shipping....and you are willing to maybe have to wait a week for me to mail....feel free to respond to me at dschoosingjoy as well. I do want to be a good internet friend too. Keep in mind that books will GO - but for the kits that don't sell at the sale, I plan to decrease the price and offer them online. SO...if you really want something now - speak up; but you might get a better deal if you wait until after the sale...or I may get sick of "stuff" and give them all away to the lucky person who shows up at 4:45. ::snort:: I'm making no promises....because I'm that sort of purger. ::snort::

Misawa Garage Sale - Home School Stuff

Choosing Joy!
©2009 D.R.G.

Help Get the Word Out!

Several have asked me about writing more Super Sized Saturday entries and about the proposed Meme. I promise to bring it back.

I can almost guarantee that I will not be writing lots of weekly entries between now and our move (maybe, but I doubt it).

However, if I can figure out Mr. Linky I WILL do some backwards Super Sized Saturdays.....where I ask YOU for your best tips on a variety of issues that would be of help to Super Sized Families...and remember all are welcome to participate regardless of the size of their family...though the hope is tips that will benefit Super Sized Families as well as all families.

The very first meme topic will be a plea for you to share your BEST STORAGE tips ~ especially helpful for a family downsizing in space. IF I figure out Mr. Linky he'll be here this Saturday (or late Friday night). If I don't have time to figure out Mr. Linky, we'll use the comment section for this first meme. I NEED your ::snort::

You'll simply write a post about storage in small spaces, then put a link to that post in the Mr Linky....or if you don't own a blog, you can leave your tips in the comment section. Start thinking now and we'll give it a shot. Do save the graphic to your computer and feel free to use it with your posts or what not. It would be nice if you'd link it back to the page explaining Super Sized Saturdays. IF yo can't figure it out, don't worry. I've not figured out how to make it a clickable graphic with the code for you to copy. ::snort::

Click to read my heart for Super Sized Saturday & for past entries.

Choosing Joy!
©2009 D.R.G.