Thursday, August 4, 2011

Feeling Lucky!

I am reveling in the joy of living where I do.  It seems surreal to live here.  I asked my husband the other day when it would stop feeling like I'm on permanent vacation.  He doesn't feel that way because he's working really hard; but I do.  I been doing touristy things such as going to local berry farms suggested in Sunset magazine, enjoying Washington State parks, and taking a ferry to a nearby island. The funny part is that I didn't partake in these things when I lived here before.  Maybe it was because my kids were small, but really I think it's because I didn't appreciate it fully.  It wasn't until I left that I regretted not doing more.  I can tell that people who have lived here a long time don't know that they are lucky.  I walked out of the grocery store this morning and saw the marina with sailboats across the street.  It beat the Rite Aide with the weed-filled field behind it at my previous grocery store any day!  I am a person who is easily bored, so enjoying where I live is important.  I am going to commit to enjoy this place to the fullest!  When I feel discontent creeping in, I will go look at the view from my front porch and thank the Lord for allowing me to return!

I hope you enjoy the view from your front porch too...wherever you are!


Monday, August 1, 2011

Hello, I'm back!

After a six-month hiatus, I am back.  It's been a heck of a six months and I have not had time to update.  My last post was back in January.  That was three surgeries and a two-state away move ago!  Luckily, I am done with surgery for a while and I hope I don't ever have to move again!
We were so blessed to move back to our favorite place, Anacortes, Washington at the end of June.  We are slowly getting settled and getting our stuff put away.  The funny part of our move is that we moved into our old house.  We are leasing it this time, which is weird.  I told Andrew I will become a squatter if they don't sell it to us because I really don't want to move...ever!  Andrew's Mom said, "There's nothing worse than touching everything you own.!"  It is so true!  I have found some advantages to moving into a house where you once lived:  1) You already know the neighbors. 2) There are nail holes from things you once had up on the wall....a big time-saver!  3) You already know where most of your stuff will go.  These factors have made our transition easier!
Well, that's it for now.   It's good to be back!