Of course, I'm excited and terrified at the same time. I'm leaving my home of 25 years; a town where we raised our children and I ran three home-based businesses and was in awe of the support I received. I made many friends and still cherish those women. One was my dearest friend, Christine. It was from volunteering at our local animal shelter that a wonderful friendship of 15 years was formed. We had a lot in common and spent many hours fundraising to help the local homeless animals.
(a Valentine bake sale)
LAWS Fur-ball (a yearly fund-raiser)
Chris passed away almost five years ago from ovarian cancer and this town has not felt the same to me ever since. I cherish the close relationships I have here and yet the loss of Chris and my children all leaving the nest changed how I felt about this town. It just didn't feel so much like home anymore. I've watched as this town progresses. Too many Mom and Pop shops have closed down as the Big Box Stores have moved in. The landscape has changed with more and more new homes enticing young families to the area. The small town feel is quickly diminishing.
So, the plan we now have is going forward and a new town and it's residents await. I've wanted to live on this family property for a long time and it's only now that the timing feels right.
So, excited and terrified...that's me. But, looking forward....always forward.
Here's Mr. Woodpecker enjoying the home-made suet. I counted 4 of these beauties visiting my feeders yesterday. And the little red squirrel is back.
If you're wondering what Audrey's up to today, she has her day all planned.
Have a good weekend everyone
and stay toasty,