Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter Blessings

Easter...a time of renewal, of a new way of life, of celebrating the old along with the new. Yesterday was such a day for me. Four generations gathered at my daughter's house.

 I played with the great-grands,
Great-grandson D resting a bit after he and I were chasing each other around the house. Believe me, I was resting, too... in the other room.

Ate a delicious lunch prepared by my daughter, granddaughter and grandson.
 
 Loved on the newest baby
His mommy is holding the precious little dumpin'

and then hunted Easter eggs.

Yes, there was one with my name on it.


Guess the Easter bunny remembered me after all!!

I hope your Easter was blessed beyond measure.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Special Moments From My New Life

I'm no longer 'living life on Main street' but rather 'living life on Centerbrooke Lane'. I like the ring of that. The blog title will remain the same but life has changed a great deal for me over the past week. I'm still getting settled in, still a lot of stuff to go through, discard, rearrange and reassign but I am getting there.

I spent my first night in my apartment on Monday night. All my big furniture is here except for a sofa which I can't seem to find one I like so it's missing!

Today I headed back to my old house to continue the sorting and hauling. On my way there I swung by and left an Easter lily at Elbert's grave.

I told him about my new 'digs'. I wonder what he'd think of this place, being that country guy that had to have room for his dogs and a garden. But, it suits me just fine.

I bought a few flowers at the grocery store and then added some azaleas and a branch of golddust from my old house for a bouquet. Okay, I know.... I don't have the plastic off most of my chairs yet. But, I will get it done eventually. There are two large windows in the dining area. They overlook the walking trail and wooded area. I love the view from here.
 
I glanced out the sliding glass doors and saw this duck swimming around on the pond. A photo op... grab the camera... shoot the duck and get back inside. It's cold out there.
 
I can't wait until tomorrow... We (the residents) are being treated to a taco lunch and then we'll have an Easter egg hunt. I have to say I love it here!! I'm so happy I made the move.


Friday, April 11, 2014

I Got The Keys.

My goodness, but life is buzzing around Main Street these days. My quick decision to move was the right one but I don't think I anticipated all the work involved. But, I will get there. You'll see.

Friday means Random Five Friday . I certainly should have five random entries today. Go over to Nancy's meme and check out all the ones there.

#1. I got the keys to my apartment on Thursday.

#2. So, I started moving in a few items today. SIL John did some inspections for me and some measuring. He's just the best SIL ever.

#3. I love the view from my balcony. I'm thinking I am going to spend a lot of time out there. I'm on the third floor so I feel very safe and I can 'look down on the world around me'. Don't you agree I have a nice view?

 #4. Quilters have a lot of fabric. There's just something about fabric that you have buy more and more. And, when you move what do you do with it? Offer it to friends at your quilt bee, that's what.
 
 
#5. My Random from the Past...
In another time, on another move. I was moving from Alabama to California so that the family could be together after my husband's deployment overseas. We stopped at the Petrified Forest and Painted Desert. That's my son crawling through an opening in an ancient Indian dwelling.