Saturday, June 23, 2012

Moving Day

Today is moving day for me. I am leaving here permanently and temporarily moving into a friend's log home loft while she is on a trip...what's next after that remains to be seen. Some changes are easy and some are not, and some are mixed - which is pretty much the case this time. I have more "stuff" than anytime since moving to Florida 10 years ago. In fact, this is the first time in my life that I have rented a self-storage space for things I won't be needing on a daily basis. How long before the cost of the storage rent will exceed the cost of replacing the items? So that's one thing. Of all the plants I grew here I have about 36 potted plants to take with me, and two young adult cats that have been with me most of their lives. One is indoor/outdoor and the other is outdoor/indoor. The home I'm moving into temporarily already has a cat and a dog. The owner is concerned her cat will bolt and disappear when my cats arrive. I really hope not. If her pets don't get along with my cats then I will have to find another place for my cats.

And this time I really feel like I'm too old to be invited into someone's life and then shuffled off again when the other person is no longer satisfied with me - not once but twice. One for sure thing, I am ready for that part of my life to change. In all fairness, my heart's desires and innermost dreams weren't about to be fulfilled in this place either. So, it's all good.

Here's a favorite quote by Lily Tomlin: 
"Forgiveness means giving up all hope for a better past."

Last but not least - for years I dreamt of one day living in a log home! However brief this stay may turn out to be, this is it!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Little Free Library

This is the most charming idea...totally something I would love to do in a less rural setting!
A Little Free Library

To participate, build your own or buy one, and so much more about this micro library visit their website:

Etsy has a fascinating blog post about this miniature library, and others like it! post

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Monday, June 18, 2012

beautiful things you may have missed

Lovely to have my new etsy listing of a custom zafu cover included in this "beautiful things you may have missed" treasury...I like!

Curated by Maggie of englishpreserves who sells: 

Vintage Linens, Prints, Porcelain, Boxes, Home Decor

Monday, June 11, 2012

Transitions and Adventures

I haven't posted in awhile...been busy focusing on personal transitions and adventures... :-) I'll be back on a regular basis in the near future.

"Make me happy, or plan your exit strategy" is the contemporary way of saying "It's my way, or the highway" When your s.o. says those words to you (or something to that effect) one way of looking at it is to see that you are about to embark on an adventure.  Now may be the time to "Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls." ~ Joseph Campbell

"The voice within is what I'm married to. All marriage is a metaphor for that marriage. My lover is the place inside me where an honest yes and no come from. That's my true partner. It's always there. And to tell you yes when my integrity says no is to divorce that partner." ~Byron Katie