Today I cleaned and rearranged the house in preparation of our weekend house guests. Davids sister and children are coming in for the Mardi Gras Parade and to visit, this happens to be the same weekend that his Aunt/Uncle and cousins are coming in to stay at his parents house (two blocks away). I was SO anxious over the house being under construction (it was supposed to be done today... lets just say it will be done hopefully some time next week) **and they just pointed out OTHER things that need repair or replacement today**
UGH, now you can see where my anxiety was coming from. I always feel so inferior when it comes to Kari and her family because David and I "just aren't" - we live in a 1980's house - we drive older cars - we do the best we can and sometimes it's enough, then sometimes it isn't. David isn't a CEO of anything and I'm not teaching but we are getting by and in this economy I guess that counts for a lot.
Someone once told me we lived in a time of collecting/owning/acquiring. In the 1950's there was no concept of self storage and now it is a billion dollar industry - you either ARE or you acquire. Which one are we or which one do we WANT to be.... I guess that is a good question to ponder tonight. I personally would rather BE than to acquire but I have to tell myself that daily and be reminded from time to time. So the fact that my house is not the best on the block, my car isn't the most modern, my clothes aren't the most fashionable is OK with me tonight as I write this because I know WHO I am and am OK with WHO I am.... are you?