Saturday, October 22, 2011

Just a Little Bit Country . . .

No, I'm not really a fan of country music--always preferred alternative rock.  Actually referring to country life.  Thus far, all is good.  Waiting to close the deal on the sale of our old home, but the place has been emptied and cleaned (not perfectly, but she's done).
Pooh Bear Keeping Watch on Our Front Porch
This is the first weekend we've been able to spend in our new home--no traveling, no moving, no cleaning.  Have I mentioned how much I dislike moving?  Talk about stressful!  And it sure leaves a body feeling out-of-place and out-of-sorts.  Hoping I don't have to move again for a long, long time.  There's still quite a bit of unpacking to do (as evidenced by the number of boxes in and 'round the house), but we're slowly getting through them.
Piles of Boxes in Back Porch Area
The day greeted me with a bright sun in a clear blue sky.  So I got the clothes out on the line (I need one of those do-hickeys that keep the clothesline from drooping to the ground).  
There's nothing like being outside whilst hanging fresh, clean clothes: the warm sun beating on your face; the clean air fragranced by pine trees, wildflowers and damp grass; the quiet interrupted by the sing-song of birds.  I just love it! 

Even mindless, ordinary tasks become soothing and relaxing.  Since I can't walk to work anymore, I've taken to mowing the lawn with my handy-dandy push mower in the evenings before supper.
Handy-Dandy Push Mower

Funny thing about push mowers: I was just reading in the latest issue of Hobby Farms that a push mower is a great green option for lawn care if you've got less than a 1/4 acre.  It beats going to the gym!  And its cheaper too.  Lucky for me, I've got just about 1/4 acres of cleared green space (although I'm gonna need a small, used tractor to clear off the little used fields that will become my garden space come spring--hoping to do that before too long)
By the way, thought I'd mention that I'm still without internet connection (I'm writing this at the local university campus while the kids go to swim class).  Suffering a wee bit of internet withdrawal 'cuz I use the internet for so much.  And I'm soooooo missing my beloved Restaurant City game on Facebook . . . .maybe this week will see me back online.



  1. WOW, big lifestyle changes for you -- hope you are soon all unpacked and settled in and feeling truly "at home".

  2. Thanks Wool-Free! :) We're slowly getting through the boxes. Hopefully we'll be all settled before the holiday season.


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