Moving Thru Life

Hey there, I know it's been a while since I posted. The last 11 months have been very difficult for me, and I have used this time to heal and grow. I've been focusing on me and Oliver, and that's about it. My business has slowed down a lot. Lucky for me I have a lot of money saved so I can pay bills and even enjoy a few other extras.

Oliver is in Switzerland right now with his dad and Amy. They are having a blast and I'm glad Oliver is getting to experience what life is like in the country where his dad grew up.

I am taking this time to clean out a few things. I pretty much gave away much of what I owned last summer/fall, and purging has been life-giving actually. We still have more than we need, and that is what I'm working on this week. I am also starting a new garden. Now that we are in a new home, I'm having to start from scratch. This house has been renovated, but the yard is overgrown with weeds and ground cover. It's gross actually. Our new garage is being built and with dirt, (rain makes it muddy) and building materials everywhere, there's not much to be done to fix up the exterior of the home. My garden is a raised bed; I'm building two.

I found a power drill when I packed up to move and it's incredible. I am not a professional by any means, but I did build a firewood storage rack and it's only slightly falling apart. :D

I'm trying to kill the ground cover, therefore my beds are getting started late. I have a few things in pots and will transplant when everything is rich and dry and ready.

I still love this apartment. I have a front and back patio. I planted flowers in the front and veggies in the back. My son does not have the fancy home that his friends' have, nor does he have the room to play in the yard that his father's home has. Yet, he seems very happy here. He doesn't complain. I'm happy here too. I don't plan to move again until I'm ready to buy our own home, and I don't see that happening any time soon.

We have been up to our cottage already. No major problems there. I'll be heading up soon and taking time to clean it down to the window sills and under the furniture. Oliver hasn't outgrown it yet thank goodness.

We lost a dear friend up there this past winter. It's awful. Grampa Johnson is gone and now our friend Jeff passed away too. He was the man who brought all the fish to the Memorial Day and Labor Day fish boils in Gill's Rock. It was sad to be there this year without him. Those were my two favorite guys up there. Jeff would always greet me at the beginning of each year, "Welcome Home!" he'd say with a big smile on my face, knowing full well this was our "vacation" home. Just hearing those welcoming words made me feel loved. I often thought about moving up there, away from all this, away from my past. And Grampa Johnson used to say goodbye with tears in his eyes, letting me knw he feared that our fall good-byes might be our last. Two falls ago they were. Last summer was not the same without him. This summer is different too, altho life does go on.

I have a million photos on Instagram. For those of you who do not have it on your phones you can click that link to see the web version. It's meant to be a mobile app, so many of the features are not available online, but at least you can see a few sunsets. When time allows, I'll try to add pix here, and I'll even try to update more. Life's been boring and the stuff I was (and still am) dealing with I had to find another outlet for. Dating a Narcissist took a big toll on me. It's not a normal break up. Oprah finally sent out an article about Narcissists this past week in her email newsletter. I wish people were more aware of Narcissistic and Sociopathic personality disorders. They are not only the serial killers on TV. They are your friends, neighbors, coworkers and even your husbands. It is so prevalent and yet people know very little about this horrific personality disorder and what they do to their victims. It's been almost a year and I'm still not ready to date anyone else. Ugh.

OK, back to gardening this evening. See you soon, I hope.


  1. I am sorry to hear that you have lost a friend. It's so hard that in the midst of everything else life throws at a person, we have to deal with these final losses as well.

    I am in awe that you can use power tools and can build stuff. Excellent!


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