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“More” A to Z Challenge

We all seem to want more. More money. More time. More sleep. More love. More hours in the day. Just a little bit, or a lot, of ‘more’.

And we always seem to associate ‘more’ with happiness.

If I had more money, I’d be happy. If I lived in a bigger house, I’d be happy. And so on…

But I have never really been a material person. I’m happy with the basics. I hate shopping and I don’t like to spend money. I don’t go out and get manicures or pedicures. I can do those at home. And a basic wardrobe suits me fine, but…

My dad lives 35 miles south of me and my middle son lives 125 miles south of me and I’ve been thinking maybe I could sell my house and move halfway between the two of them. Great idea and the homes are not bad in price at the halfway point, but…

Don’t get me wrong. I have a decent house. Almost 2,300 sq. ft., on almost a quarter acre. And my house is your basic normal house, except that it has a unique den, which is 1,050 sq. ft., by itself, but…

I want more! I have been looking at homes on Zillow and not just at the halfway point, but right down in the same town as my son and…

I started looking at houses in the $250,000 range and then on a whimI started looking at houses priced way higher.

I want more! More rooms, more space, a pool and a spa. A tennis court and 5 bathrooms that are bigger than half my house! A guest house for family and friends. Heck some of these houses have laundry rooms bigger than my living room. Some have libraries and home theaters. Some have lofts and 3 stories. The possibilities are endless…

I posted a photo and link of a house on my son’s facebook wall and my niece commented, “Are you moving?”

No, just wishing or maybe dreaming. They say if you are going to dream, dream big, and yet on the other hand; Be Careful what you wish for.

Besides, with ‘more’ you get: More problems, more responsibilities, more work, and you definitely have to spend more money.

That’s my ‘more’. What’s yours?





  1. Rebecca Douglass

    I covet more garden space and a better climate for gardens!


  2. Lainey

    Cool post, I’m of a similar mind. Simple tastes, however…..I want a swimming pool! It’s been a life goal since I was a kid. Not bothered about any other material wish. Just a pool. LOl 😉


    • I’d love a pool. Every time we take a vacation, whether it be a campground or a motel, I’ve got to have a pool!


    • Rebecca Douglass

      Only if I get a pool boy to take care of it!


      • Lainey

        oooh lol! Yes, must have a pool boy 😉


      • Of course!


      • And you’ll both be happy to know that I spent my afternoon interviewing some Fine gentlemen for the pool boy position, now all we have to do is get a pool! LOL


  3. I think it’s the same for all of us, like you said: more of anything — house, money — would make us happy. An illusion. Just look at Hollywood — so much money and lives plagued by divorces, drugs, suicide. I’d rather live in a hut. 🙂


    • That’s so true, Silvia! But…I like to do things myself, where many celebrities hire someone to do everything for them and it leaves them with way too much time on their hands.


      • 🙂 True.


      • But then I always seem to have way too much time on my hands and then never get anything done. 🙂


      • Oh, how I know the feeling. More time — others can have the rest — I just want more time. 🙂


  4. Just a little more tume!


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