Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Simplistic Changes

sim·plic·i·ty     [sim-plis-i-tee]  
noun, plural sim·plic·i·ties.

  1. the state, quality, or an instance of being simple. 
  2. freedom from complexity, intricacy, or division into parts: an organism of great simplicity. 
  3. absence of luxury, pretentiousness, ornament,etc.; plainness: a life of simplicity. 
  4. freedom from deceit or guile; sincerity;artlessness; naturalness: a simplicity of manner. 
  5. lack of mental acuteness or shrewdness: Politics is not a field for simplicity about human nature.

1325–75; Middle English simplicite  (< Old Frenchsimplicité ) < Latin simplicitās  simpleness, equivalentto simplici (stem of simplex simplex + -tās -ty2

Related forms
non·sim·plic·i·ty, noun, plural non·sim·plic·i·ties.
o·ver·sim·plic·i·ty, noun
su·per·sim·plic·i·ty, noun

candor, directness, honesty.

“Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”   ~Albert Einstein

Proverbs 13:7
The Message

A pretentious, showy life is an empty life;
    a plain and simple life is a full life.

You may recall, this was my “word,” my theme, if you will, for 2013.

Again, we are paring down our possessions. We have a contract on our home and if all is approved, we will be vacating by July 1st!

This is exciting! This is frightening!

Things may be quiet from here for a while as we attempt to become even more simplistic in our lifestyle and possessions! 

Please remember us in prayer, as this has been our home for 17 years and there are a lot of memories here!

Simply yours,



  1. Dearest Tamara, congratulations! the excitement of new beginnings is upon you but goodbyes to your haven of memories for such a long time.
    Look forward to an update when you can.
    Much love and hugs

    1. Thanks Rose. Next stop, Tucson Arizona! It is currently a two hour trek.

  2. Tamara, you are only a step or two ahead of us. I KNOW a move is ahead of us - just not sure when. WHEN it happens, I want smaller; simpler. (Especially a smaller yard!) I'll look forward to profiting from any insights you gain through your experience. ♥Rebecca

    1. Rebecca - do you read via a Kindle? I got an inexpensive title, "Simplify" by Joshua Becker. He also blogs at http://www.becomingminimalist.com/ and I follow him on Twitter. It is an easy read for a weekend and is full of practical advice for minimized living.


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