These are random musings of my life journey, the people, animals, places, and events which have woven, and continue to weave, a tapestry that is me. We all know there is no real destination, only the ongoing experiences which blend together, creating the trail. Each step gives a glimpse of what is to come, without allowing me to see the end result. It is exciting. I have a home base that is mine, that gives me a place to rest. This is it. This is where my heart is, no matter where I journey...................

Wednesday, August 02, 2006


THE FLOOR GUY CALLED! He will be able to start around the 23rd through the 28th! So now, I will begin planning to go away for a few days, and when I return, it will be so cool to see the floors in their Sunday best!

And this is following another major accomplishment this afternoon. We are expecting a pretty significant storm tonight, so I wanted to get the storm windows in place on the South and West sides of the house. I got three done by myself, then Laura and Caroline came over to help me lift the two big ones that are on the all important West side of the house. Those two are so high that I didn't think I could pull them up while being up on the ladder, so they helped to lift them while I set them in place and did the first couple screws in. As it turned out . . . I definitely could not have done it alone. They were entirely too heavy. I overheated at the end of the ones I did alone, but cooled off enough to tackle those last two with their help. Back inside now, in the air conditioning, I'm almost feeling human again.

We were talking about age (Laura's birthday is very close!) and I said that I'd like to have the physical body, stamina and strength that I had back then, but otherwise, I wouldn't back up the clock at all. I like being who I am, and I wouldn't want to do it again. Even if I had a completely different path to walk the second time, I would not go back. I have a peace and happiness is worth being here and now. I traveled the path I did for a reason. I don't understand why yet, but that is OK, I don't need to. I just know I'm happy where and who I am. How about all of you? Would you change your age if you could? What age would you like to be? Older, younger? Why?

A last note about my progress. About a month ago I took a light fixture cover down in one bathroom so I could paint and then refinish the fixture base. I completed those tasks today, and began to put everything back together, and . . . I can't find the cover. OK, I know I washed it and then I put it somewhere to be "safe." And I remember putting the hardware with it. But I CAN'T FIND IT!!! AAAARRRRRGGGGGHHHHH!!!! I hate being absent minded . . . but I still don't want to be younger, 'cause I was back then, too!!


  1. I once read "you know you are rich when no amount of money would change what you drive, where you live or who you sleep with". I think that applies to with how great life is if even if you could change the path you would not do so. Though there are decisions I regret making, I learned something valuable from every one (even if it wasn't to do that again)! Glad you are making such progress on the house and even more happy you have such great neighbors to help!

  2. got your package in the mail a few days ago! Thank you very much. it was a lovely surprise. I love my new shirt...i know a few people that could use PUT ON YOUR BIG GIRL PANTIES AND DEAL WITH IT! lol. I think it could be my volleyball teams new motto...we had a a lot of attitudes last year..who would have thought that a group of teenage girls would have that problem. Glad to hear that Rita's tests came back negative. Sounds like the house is coming along nicely. Remember I am an expert painter now so if you need any more help you know who to call haha. well I gotta go. Love you Grammy

  3. old - ahhh. So you're in my boat. "Do overs" aren't guaranteed to be an improvement. And sometimes the valuable things learned are the little ones, the precious gems("dont do that again"). Great neighbors! I'll miss them deeply when I go. They had better plan to come visit me!

    brooke danielle - I'm glad you got it! Have fun with it! Sweetie, I remember what teenage girls are like . . . (1) TL, Annette, Amber, and (2) I were one onst, too!! Insufferable lot, myself included! Hey, you never know . . . I might just come get you and *force* you to come and help paint the walls in the basement! I love you, too, swet baby!

  4. That is great news. Your dream really is coming true isn't it. Just think, in a couple months you will finally be in new mexico. I can't imagine your excitment.


If you have something to say about it, just stick out your thumb, and I'll slow down so you can hop aboard! But hang on, 'cause I'm movin' on down the road!!! No time to waste!!!