We have had countless days of wonderful sunshine. I finally got back into my daily walk; a slow one with Kane
and a much quicker paced one by myself after he drifts into his afternoon nap. It feels so good to walk with the sun on my face as thoughts of how to organize the next week fill my head. I have so much to do yet but no matter how much time I spend getting prepared I know I will be running around the day of the move like a frantic hen. That's me.
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)
Awww- she was unbeatable in that area. She gave her heart and soul to the cause. Stores in this town would open their doors to us and let us set up bake sales, book sales, you name it. We had a great time. All for a good cause.
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.
I may start my in-home cat-sitting service up again. It would be a great way to stay busy doing something I love and it will give me the opportunity to meet the locals. But I will wait awhile and get to know my surroundings first. There is a big mess to deal with on this lot from all the construction and we are only half done. The main house is yet to be built.
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,