Monday, December 15, 2014

15 days and a wakeup.....

Jack served proudly in the United States Army and much of his training carries through to our everyday lives. When referring to time left in the service "days left and a wakeup"was a common description. We are using it for the time left before we move into the new house.

I never thought I would ever be tired of shopping but I am getting close. Choosing the fans put me right under and then came the window treatments. 

This is a picture of the studio. A whole room with no other purpose but quilting and other stuff. I can display my quilts and have a design wall for those in progress. The light will be wonderful. The room through the doors will be an office or an extra guest room if needed and there is a bathroom between the two rooms. I cannot wait to organize it and start and finish some projects.

I picked this fan for this room.

It is all very exciting! Staying at the cottage has been a nice break but dining out is getting old. Although we have cooked some nice meals here, it just seems easier to grab a bite as we go back and forth from the new house to here.

So, as they said in the army, "15 days and a wake up."

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Awesome Alliteration.....

So here we are in this dear little cottage. It has taken me several days to unwind. I need to recharge and get ready for the next stage. Just think we get to unpack all those boxes. I am calling them surprise boxes because I have not a clue what I shall find when we open some of them! Perhaps just calling them the "good, bad and the ugly" is accurate.

I have tried to find words to describe the cottage and most start with "e".

The cottage is enchanting, eclectic, exciting, entertaining, environmentally sound, expertly outfitted, an ecotourism destination, etc.. We love it.
It was built in 1925 and has been restored with modern appliances. And I don't have to pack anything!!!


We shall sit outside for our adult beverage tonight as we have some citronella and "Off" now.
Butterflies are swarming the bougainvillea. The seem to know that I would love some pictures so they only pose when the camera is inside.

Tonight we will have a mini Thanksgiving dinner. We had dinner with friends but I wanted a leftover or two.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I appreciate all the encouraging comments during the saga of the move.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

A time to be thankful....

The past few months have been stressful to say the least but I can now see the light at the end of the tunnel (I think) and I am thankful. Our new home will be ready on December 31 and we are both quite excited. The movers cannot come until January 2 but that is OK. First we shall make the bed so that we can fall into that night.

Jack shall place his fish tank on this wall.

I shall climb these stairs to my studio and this will be the year of quilting and needlepoint with a little knitting thrown in. While we wait until the house is ready in the cottage we have rented, I shall try to organize my photographs and tweak the blog a bit.

So, I hope the light in the tunnel isn't a train.....

Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving and joy for the season ahead.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Under Construction...

I definitely need to make some changes here. Stay tuned.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Big Girl Panties......

I have no idea when my house will be ready although they say I should close sometime in December.  I know that this one is sold and will no longer be mine after December 1. Sometime in December is really quite vague. I am trying my best to cope with this uncertainty  but moving is difficult enough without specifics. 

Originally we had hoped to be in by November 20 but apparently this is not going to happen. The upcoming holidays are my favorites. We shall look for a place to stay on the beach for 2 or 3 weeks until we can move in. I will not have a Christmas tree. But we will have Christmas and we have much to be thankful for so we shall just try to be patient and calm. 

Now, where did I put those big girl panties????


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