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Saturday, April 13, 2013

* HOME UPDATE *

Hello Blog Friends!

I'm alive and well, still unpacking boxes, still donating more items to Goodwill, and not nearly finished. But one day at a time, right? The Ronald, Vern, and I are all loving our new place of residence. The second or third day we were here, I told The Ronald I feel like a newlywed, unpacking and deciding what to put where. ☺

I've only hung four items on walls so far because I have no idea where or if I'll want to hang the rest of the paintings, plaques, drawings, etc. 

The four I've hung:

A clock on a kitchen wall
A calendar on a kitchen wall
A very small plaque that says Home: Your Soft Place to Fall
A larger plaque that says Home is Where Your Story Begins 

(I think I'll cross out the "Begins" and write "Continues" on it. What are your thoughts on that?!)

I've taken a couple of photos, but haven't downloaded them onto my laptop yet, and of course I can't locate the camera and case at the moment.

I miss visiting your blogs and I'll get back into the swing of things when I can!

P.S. I did find my hairspray and makeup, but would you believe I haven't used any of it yet?? Whenever I do need to go anywhere, I just plop on my white baseball cap!

There's nothing better than being happy where you are and with what you have....





"Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude." -- Denis Waitley

24 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the move, Becky. I know what an immense task it is so just take one moment at a time.

    Soon, your new place will be truly HOME SWEET HOME. It probably already is!

    Have a good Sunday. Susan

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  2. I like Home is where your story continues - a brilliant amendment. And I am thrilled that all three of you are happy in your new home. Wonderful.

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  3. It all sounds good for you, Becky. Just enjoy it as it comes! What a spring and new beginning....

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  4. Sounds like you're getting settled in and will enjoy your new home. I mentioned you on my blog this week! Sweet hugs!

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  5. "Feeling like a newlywed" oooh...and you said that to The Ronald? Out loud? Yikes!!!!
    I'm so happy you are enjoying your new home. No rush in getting unpacked. Better that everything find that perfect location the first time. We are in the reverse right now...packing excess up and giving/throwing things away in order to be ready for listing when that perfect condo has been found.

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  6. Good for you guys! I'm so glad that you are happy there. It sounds like there won't be as much to maintain now (I'm assuming somebody else takes care of the yard).

    Glad that you are settling in.

    Kathy M.

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  7. Becky: My wife and I moved many times, and each time enhanced our lives and built new memories. Home is where we are together. Enjoy every minute of it.

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  8. I love changing begins to continues, great idea.
    Glad you're all happy in the new place! :)

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  9. Thanks everyone for taking the time to stop and leave such thoughtful comments. I appreciate all of you very much!

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  10. Glad to hear your moving is moving along so smoothly. And feeling like a newlywed... There's nothing that beats the feeling of being young and in love all over again...; )

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  11. Hey, Becky! It's great to hear from you. So glad that you're getting settled in. I can't wait to see pictures of your new place!

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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  12. Great to hear your update! If you have time I have an award to pass on to you :)

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  13. I'm so happy for you ... and wee bit jealous of your adventures! Love how you compare the unpacking to being a newlywed again.

    I'm looking forward to hearing a big "Whew!!!" from the East, and perhaps a photo with your feet up. :)

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  14. I hope you'll all be very happy in your new home. It's a lovely time of year to move.

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  15. Glad to see you settling in and loving the new place so much! So happy for you <3

    That sounds like a great idea, do cross out "begins" and write "continues" on that plaque :)

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  16. Love that quote at the end Becky and your blog background is looking so pretty! I hope you will all be very happy in your new home.

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  17. I like your idea for changing the plaque. Why not? Go ahead and make it your own...

    =)

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  18. Sounds exciting! I see a scenario like that in my future. Hope you'll be happy...

    Thanks for visiting my blog. So kind of you to take the time to comment.

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  19. My mother-in-law is adamantly opposed to ever getting rid of anything, but I am quite sure that she would make an exception with me. (LOL?) Sigh.

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  20. Hi Kathi! Thank you for stopping and leaving a comment! I understand why you may have the same scenario....I wish you all the happiness you deserve, too!

    Hi Jerry! Thanks for stopping by! I'd love to know how you came across my blog. I always find it so interesting how we happen to land somewhere after some blog hopping! And I doubt if your MIL would really like to get rid of you! :)

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    1. Well, I can actually answer your question. For I get asked that fairly often, but since I do not keep track, I am seldom able to tell them. However, but since it is happened so recently, I have the pleasure of telling you that I spotted your site on Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy's blog following list, located on her Blogger profile page.

      Oh, and I have added your wonder site to the list for future inclusion in my Sites To See series. Be assured that I will let you know when it is actually included, which is looking like will be around two months from now because of the others already on the list.

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  21. Well, thank you, Jerry! It's fun to know you saw my blog listed on Kathy's; and also thank you for the invitation to your Sites to See series!

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