They drank up the wine and they started talking…

For the second time in my life, I have no idea what’s in store for me. None. Zip. Nada. I THINK I know but I thought I knew everything before, too and that was all wrong. The first time was when I got pregnant with my son.

I landed in Holland with a dog and no luggage. My son greeted me and within seconds I was pleasantly surprised by a welcome hug from my daughter. Suddenly, my lost luggage didn’t seem to be such a big deal after all.

We have been talking about this for years. ‘This’ is basically selling everything and becoming citizens of the world. We finally pulled the trigger and sold the house, gave or sold excess items and put the rest into storage. The feeling of being free from your possessions is amazing. No wonder they call them possessions; they possess you rather than the other way around. No more mortgage, upkeep, utilities, cleaning, upgrading, nor fretting over security and theft. I wouldn’t be surprised if when we got back we end up selling the remaining items we so carefully set aside for our return.

Only fully furnished rentals for me from this moment on. “Hello, Mr. Landlord, umm, yah, the toilet is plugged and the sink is leaking. See you at 2:00 pm.”

It all started so far back I can’t remember when the idea first came about. I’m sure it was over a bottle of wine, or two. I guess you could say I’m living one of the great ideas that come about when one is drinking wine. You know, how to fix the world ideas that don’t make any sense in the morning.

This I know for sure: Today I am in Holland. Last week I was in Edmonton and -20C tempuratures with 20 cm of snow on the ground. Friday I’ll be in Athens, Greece with the kids for Christmas. I will be back in Holland on January 4th. On January 7th my husband will join us. The kids return to school and we will drive to Spain January 11th and have a villa booked until April 30th. After that, anything is on the table.

I suggest during that time in Spain, we break out the wine and come up with the next good idea.

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