Saturday, November 29, 2008

Living in the presence

I got to see my Grandbabies a couple of weeks ago. It was wonderful to love on them. I'm thankful that I had these pictures taken even if they are kinda silly. They are the last ones I will have of them with me for a long time. The day before Thanksgiving my daughter, with her husband and children left without telling anyone where they were going. I'm not going to go into anything but just to say it is a mess. I will miss them.

So I'm trying my best to live in the present. Take care of things that I can take care of. Doing my best to not stress out because it seems like everything is so heavy.

Monday, November 24, 2008

If ever

If life ever takes you away from your current home and moves you to a better place. Don't EVER let anyone stay in your house, if you have to move before your house is sold! It can end up costing you thousands of dollars that you don't have. That is where we are today on the sale of the house in Yakima. We are just beside ourselves with frustration.

We had the people that were staying in the house move out. In there process of moving out they shampooed the carpet however they turned off the thermostat so it was 50 some degrees when Bruce got there. This left the carpets wet and spongy. Hopefully the moldy smell will go away if not.........sigh. If Bruce had not gone over yesterday and we had waited until next week......I can't even think about it! Oh and they turned off water inside the house. Hello, it is winter! You don't turn off your water! arrrgghhhh, I could go on but I won't.

So lesson learned, don't trust your home to anyone that you believe has your best interests at heart. That is what we did when we trusted the Home Caretakers of Yakima. God is going to have to show us what to do. After all He is the only one we can truly trust.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

It finally happened

We've lived here now for 4 months. This past Saturday we traveled to Yakima to check on the house, visit family and I got a chance to stop by to see my friend Brenda at Scrapbook Central. I've missed her so much! The reaction from my Grand daughter seeing me was priceless! I so loved every minute of hugging on both my Grand babies.

So driving home from Yakima back to Spokane I realized I was going home. So my new home finally feels like home! I feel like I belong and realized I do a pretty good job of keeping my house running. It just felt so good to feel it.

The only thing bad, is I woke up Sunday morning with the worst head cold. It is one of those that you sneeze, cough for what seems like hours and have so much sinus pressure that you think your head is going to come off. At least today I can take a deep breathe and not cough!!

Monday, November 03, 2008

What a weekend

This weekend has to have been the nicest we have had in months. No where to go, no agenda just sitting around enjoying each others company. I managed to start two CUTE card ideas, take two 3 hour naps, and start reading Brisingr by: Christopher Paolini, which I have had to make myself put down so I can do other things like feed my family. If you scroll down the page in the link there is a nice interview with him.

When I started reading his first book Eragon a couple of years ago, I really wasn't expecting to like it. I didn't have to wait to long until his 2nd book Eldest came out, but waiting for this book however proved to be a long. I've never been one to enjoy fantasy or magic but I will keep coming back to this this series of books.

I don't completely understand why I am so drawn to it. My step dad introduced me in my late elementary school years to the medieval times....Robin Hood, 3 Musketeers, along with Romeo and Juliet so maybe it is my love for that era. Back to chores so I can read another chapter today.......well, at least I have a goal.