April 29, 2014

where we go from here

we're moving.

in my last post i talked about wanting a new space, which in my head when i typed those words meant just a new blogging space, but why stop there.

our house is sold and the fun has ensued. bubble wrap, boxes, black sharpies, packaging tape and decisions fill our rooms. donation trucks have come and gone. sold has been written on our once loved items.

notes are everywhere reminding us what we have to do. who has to be called. what has to be changed.

this is our fifteenth move in thirty years, so obviously we can do this. but this time it's different. we aren't moving as a family, since the kids are on their own and we aren't moving into a house. instead we'll be renting for a year, as everything happened so quickly.

then what? my insurance agent asked me. "i don't know" i told her. "exciting isn't it?"

so the next few weeks will be busy. busier than busy. but our daughter will be home thursday and that will be the wonderful creamy icing on our {holy cow so many changes} cake.

April 17, 2014

hippity hoppity

easter's on its way
the countdown has begun. our daughter comes home from australia may 1st. she's been working in ballina {south of brisbane} since this past august and to say that we are excited to see her is the understatement of the year. so in fourteen days, which is 20,160 minutes, she'll be home. squeal. we plan on celebrating her birthday, which was in february and then we'll just sit around and stare at her and occasionally touch her just to make sure she's real. we're fun like that.

i'm feeling the need for a change. a blog change. i know that right there with those 3 words, i just lost some of you and that's okay. i understand. i feel the same way when i read someone's blog and they are all "whoa is me. things don't feel right or the same anymore."

but hey…people change.

my first blog began on december 27th, 2005. then moredoors {be yourself} began a life on january 11th, 2008 and WOW...i have had an amazing run of over 9 years {stressing "nine years" people} in the blogging world. and now the itch. the itch of wanting a new place, a new space, new surroundings and a new feel, all while wrestling with the fact that this feeling doesn't come from someone who grabs "change"excitedly by the hand and skips across the street with a big smile on her face.

so, no whoa is me, where am i going with my life, what am i going to do now scenario….nope, i'm just talking out loud, getting things out of my head, sorting through thoughts and trying to figure out what sounds like the most fun. 

life's too short not to do what's the most fun…or the most exciting. right?

i hope you all have a wonderful bunny day. may the chocolate fairy be kind to you.

April 13, 2014

in time

my older sister, her hubby and their daughter were here visiting this past week. they live in maine and we were all thrilled to have them home. they made me eat try this. it made my eyes water and my throat burn and even with water, it hurt me. my sister went back for seconds. i trespass into old, abandoned buildings and once had to answer to a sheriff who caught me and i think that's daring. she ate more than one piece of that bar. i think she wins.

the green that spring brings is not here yet.

oh sure, if you look closely under all things still packed tightly to the ground from the weight of winter, you might find it, but generally speaking…ahhh not really. this is an old photo. obviously i was feeling a bit orangey tonight.

as i type this, i'm sitting in my office/art studio surrounded by things that feel like home. granted, a really messy {shit is all over the floor and i can't see the top of my work table} home, but still, it's comforting to me. let's just call it spring cleaning…since technically i was cleaning all day and according to the calendar,  it is spring.

question...how many pens/markers does a girl need? come on, it's not a trick question. how many? well, because i was actually able to part with like over one hundred some today, the answer is 46.

i should be sleeping, or at least in bed thinking about sleep, but the rain has other plans for me. i'm not complaining. i love the sound of rain and all things rain related {except the constant humming of the sump pump} and i haven't typed or written in forever, so this is where i'm supposed to be. unfortunately though, my brain feels about as useful as a wadded up kleenex, so i'm going to read a bit. hopefully the words i skim will find a place to land and lull me to sleep.

April 7, 2014

a little place to call my own

we're all busy. in fact too many people seem to glorify "busy-ness" and that's sad. "any who" {and my apologies if i stepped on any toes...the truth hurts sometimes} i love this post. it made me stop and think and well frankly, it made me use both of my hands and my morning was so much more enjoyable. my computer and phone didn't even miss me.

i'm still on my iPhone 4s. should i get the 5? i'm due for a upgrade. unfortunately i don't love change.

whose using LR 5? i'm still on LR 3. tell me how wonderful LR5 is and make me switch. i dare you.

oh, and i want this. to write in. to play in. to dream in. to create in and to sleep in after all my senses have been awakened and i'm too exhausted to move.

{photo found on tumblr}

April 1, 2014

just like this

i just looked out my window and saw these blossoms. the sun is so warm today i'm sweating and my skin is no longer pasty white. i slept 10 hours last night and didn't wake up once and our chef served us beignets and mimosas for breakfast. the maid really out did herself yesterday and our floors are clean enough to eat off of. in fact, that where's we ate our {perfectly toasted and completely covered in powered sugar} beignets. our bird feeder this morning was filled with cardinals and finches and when the feeder was full, they all stood patiently in line and took turns. it's almost time for lunch. i think our chef said it would be something light, like a seared ahi tuna salad with a fresh warm baguette and oil for dipping, followed by amaretto gelato served in waffle bowls. yup. that's what my day looks like so far.

april fools.