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Friday, December 19, 2014
I am saying goodbye to my home. It has been continuously occupied by my family for 3 quarters of a century. It was my Grandparent's home - and once my dream house; at one time I thought I would die here, living in peace surrounded by my family, kids, grandchildren, friends and travelers. As I write this I am looking out the dining room windows, listening to the rain drip drop down the gutter, cherishing the cheeps and chirps of the birds in the Hawthorne tree as they (the birds) jocky for position over the bird feeders. I wonder if they will get fed when I am gone. The house is empty now, except for my beloved big couch, whom everybody and his brother have slept on at one time or another - it has been a good couch. It will be gone in a few days. Soon we will be finished cleaning and tidying up our big yard plus the back 40 and then list the house. We will stuff The Terrorist (our old kitty of 16 years) into a cat carrier and endure her howls of terror when we drive away in our old claptrap newly purchased RV. My finches will hopefully not die of fright when I try to fit them into the shower stall inside the RV. I haven't found a home for my many plants, yard art, water fountain, maple tree and citrus... but I can't take them with me. George took off one of the many old antique glass door knobs for me to take - it has seen the hands of many, many loved ones over the years.
We have no destination as of yet - just floating about between George's daughters' homes, traveling up to Auntie Dale and Uncle Richard's home on Friday Harbor for a temporary visit - waiting for the house to sell so we can pay the bills and eat. Where will we go? We just don't know.
The words "Things Change" will never hold the same meaning in my life after hearing them spoken by my father. He's right though - things do change. I am fortunate to have my dear sweetheart taking the journey into the unknown alongside me - it's really the chance of a life time. We shall make the best of it.
Sunday, November 09, 2014
Saturday, March 01, 2014
Rabbit! Rabbit! Good luck in March.
It is the beginning of a new month - a new era if you will. Last month is gone, and nothing can be done about it.
Things that were, just as a thousand year old piece of ice though seemingly endless, are now washed away, melted, never to be seen again.
Like footprints in the sand, these days are done, washed away and erased for ever.
March presents a clean slate - a fresh and new surface upon which to draw. Isn't that wonderful? Gives a girl hope!
Friday, November 01, 2013
Thursday, August 01, 2013
The Walking Man asked me why I stopped blogging. I have been thinking hard about the answer. I used to derive tremendous joy in publishing a part of myself through pictures and words. The thought that anyone might actually want to read, or cared about what I created was intoxicating. And I, in turn, expanded my own boundaries, acquiring new friends through blogging - many which have completely stuck and endured through the years, though some of our collective blogs have faded. To answer Mark's question I suppose I must say I got into a space of discontent - worry, depression, job hunting, middle aged crisis if you will.... I lost the joy. I used to always find the time to blog, often coming home from my regular 8 to 5:30 job and staying up into the wee hours of the morning, sometimes struggling with the technicalities of Blogger to get my thoughts and pictures (I LOVE pictures) out on blogger. I never missed the first blog of each month - as I subscribed to the Rabbit Rabbit cult of good luck... several of my Blogger friends have started posting their Rabbit Rabbit good luck posts on Facebook - as have I. I feel the need to get back to my Blog - my own outlet of creativity - I miss some of the folks who have passed away, or quit blogging as I have... Thank you Walking Man for re-igniting a few of my lost braincells. You have done me a good thing :)
Saturday, April 20, 2013
So here it is... (only 8 years later) a place in Iceland, in Blönduós... we may purchase some horse property here and finally achieve residence! We are excited, and heading back there in a few weeks to check it out once more. It is a beautiful place on our planet and we are looking forward to possibly fulfilling our dreams of living in Iceland part time.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
I have practically abandoned my blog -which is sad in itself because at one time it brought me such great pleasure. I suppose time has been a thief - stealing my free time when not hard at work by teasing my attention with Facebook, laziness, practically anything at all besides sitting and composing a nice blog entry. I blame most of it on life itself... deaths,births, illnesses, work, moneymaking worries, time spent terribly apart from my mate whose path has turned increasingly away from spending his time at our homestead... Nobody ever really knows what lies around the bend... so I'll keep taking my chances. Cheers - Rabbit Rabbit.