Cleaning out the negativity

January 9, 2008 at 2:00 am | Posted in Personal | 6 Comments

I have been getting ready for the move day by cleaning out the house. I am planning that by having no extra clutter, no projects waiting to be done, and no “I really wanted to learn a new craft with that” life will be more simple. I also have been getting rid of all the Former’s stuff. Anything I associate with him or his family has been packed up to go with him. If he doesn’t want it, it has gone to Goodwill or been Freecycled (

This will hopefully help keep me from breaking into tears when I see something we got together, or bursting out with negative thoughts about how his family has treated me when I see some item they imparted on us as a gift.

I also went and got new bedroom linens, a bed quilt, some new towels and bathmats. I removed all the old pictures from the walls and the kids and I have been making original works of art to hang on the walls. I have been putting them up using the ideas of Fung Shui to keep the energy positive.

I feel so contradictory in many of these items. I feel like should make them myself, or find them at Savers, or even better, to make due with what I have. I did manage to get all the items on terrific clearance sales, and they are of good quality so should last a long time. The other upside to this buying new is that there is no negative energy associated with them. I plan to do a through cleansing of the home when the move is complete. From what I have been learning about how to do this, it seems like it could be a good thing to do for anyone who is feeling stressed or down in your home or office.

And then, the final step will be to do a good smudge for the whole house, and myself.

There is only one more important thing that I must take care of, and that is my health. I am trying to eat better, exercise more, and get more sleep. I am hopeing that by doing those things, my stress level will drop, my energy go up, and I can be more focused on helping the kids deal with the emotions they are facing with their daddy leaving.



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  1. Smudge away, my dear. I can’t wait to see the new linens. I can buy hard goods and some clothing from Savers, but for bed sheets, I always get new. There is no better feeling than getting into fresh new sheets! 🙂

  2. I try to follow fung shui as well (Black Hat) and the sheets are a fantastic idea. Start saving up for a new bed as well. (Why do beds have to be expensive??)

    I have been thinking about you a lot. It’s weird because I only know you through your blog, but I have been thinking of you. I’m so glad you’re taking positive steps during this stressful time.

    Sending good vibes your way.


  3. Not advocating anything this time. Just available if I can assist in any way.


  4. HUGS. hugs. HUGS.

    I’d love to see the great artwork those Karma babies are creating!

  5. I thought I would share with you something that always brings a smile to my face, a tear to my eye, and a feeling that I’m not the only one. I encourage that maybe you check out his books too.

    PS. If you ever need a chance to get away from it all, I love your kiddos!

  6. Wow,that’s a great idea. I imagine it must feel very powerful to take each step and make each change:)

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