Back To Basics

As we continue on our journey of selling most of our possessions in preparation for getting our home “move-in” ready to sell, so we can buy our motorhome and get on the road to full-time RVing, as of this writing, we’ve sold our living room sofa, dinning room table, large liquor cabinet complete with liquor and china/wine glasses, both guest bedroom sets, our master bedroom set (made a deal with my daughter that we can keep it until the house sells so we’re not sleeping on the floor), our Pub table sold last night (we will buy a cheap set of TV tables to eat off of) even our patio set sold… I also sold my full set of Emeril stainless steel cookware last night… I loved that cookware but it was a large set and very heavy. So, now all I have left is what Bill and I had when we began our life together which is this…


The orange Dutch oven I can cook almost anything in. I will even use it to boil water for pasta and make the sauce in one of the skillets, like the must have cast-iron skillet I kept. I also kept two non-stick skillets with one lid, and a stainless steel colander. If I can’t cook what we need in these….then it just won’t be cooked. The challenge I will have is, as anyone who has even been to my home for dinner knows…. I do have a tendency to cook way more than is necessary… way more… However, beginning today, I am going to start practicing cooking smaller amounts that will be just right for two people instead of half the neighborhood… I’m going to make a pot of homemade split pea and ham soup for dinner in the Dutch oven, and serve it with warm crusty bread, and I won’t make more than we need for dinner and lunch the next day.

I even gave up my big pot I used to make large pots of jambalaya! But, for those that love it…. I can still make it in the Dutch oven, just in smaller amounts…:) We will also have a table-top grill that comes with a smoker. Bill loves to smoke meats and I know how to make a really good smoked chicken pasta salad that will be perfect after a day of fishing, sight-seeing, or just plain relaxing…. YUMMY!!! I can’t wait!

Now, all that is left to sell is our china hutch, china, two dressers, but someone is interested in them also, and lots of knickknacks.. Our dear friends Holly and Chuck are bringing tables over on Friday 3/27 so I can use them when we have our moving sale, everything must go sale, including the house sale on 4/11. Never know, someone might walk in and want to buy our house right on the spot… if not, we will list it with a realtor the next week, and as soon as we sell it we will buy our motorhome and be on our way… I wish it were today!!!

Stay Tuned for updates as we continue along on our journey to retirement freedom… 🙂 🙂




6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. gotham girl
    Mar 23, 2015 @ 15:42:51

    Awesome!!! Love following the daily events! Love you!!!!


  2. Ellen Kaufman
    Mar 23, 2015 @ 18:24:39

    I cannot believe everything is going so smoothly for you. I guess if I were as organized as you are it would go as well. In the winter while you are wintering you could start a part time organizing business. Anyway, you sure are doing an excellent job . Proud of you.
    Love you, Aunt Ellen


    • beyondcinderella
      Mar 23, 2015 @ 19:25:41

      Thank you Aunt Ellen. I’m happy that we are selling most of our belongings to family and close friends. It makes me happy to know that the things I loved will be with those I love…


  3. katsbynp
    Mar 28, 2015 @ 23:01:43

    I too find cooking in small amounts very difficult but have been trying to acquire the skill. I am enjoying following the new adventure. Love you


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