Friday, June 24, 2011

"That Was Easy"

It has been too long since I have added anything to my blog! So much has happened! Since the last posting we sold the house, that was three months ago. But between now and then our daughter, Ann got married - that was Great!

I think that this blog will be my diary of sorts, since I don't really have any follower anyway. I won't get too personal, but rather try to document this next stage of our lives. We are now "empty nesters", kind of starting over - like when we were first married I tell people. We live in a two bedroom rental with no children (or grandchildren) and with an unknown future. We are both working, but also working toward not working :) We are in search of our next home/project. We always are trying to find balance between purpose and play. We hope to travel more.

Well I think that will be all for today, but I think I will add soon some thoughts on the last few events soon.

The photo shown here is one of the last taken at our home on Bay Lake which we sold in late March - THAT was HECTIC is what the button should have said....

Saturday, August 8, 2009

House for SALE

So the BIG day has come, our house is for sale. We first moved to Lakebay when the kids were in 4th grade, 3rd grade and preschool... now they are 25, 24 and 20, time flies. Except, of course, when you are anxious.

Ken is very anxious to sell the house. He has put a lot into it, especially lately. After years of being teased about the reality of being in a home that a builder is building - ya know the cobbler and and kids with no shoes story - But in true fashion, it is time to sell so he has been busy finishing up things, even the yard! It looks great, beautiful in fact. It may actually be hard to say goodbye. I have for years been spouting that I want to live in a condo in the city, but I also admit that this has been a beautiful place to have our family for the last 15 or 16 years. It takes stepping back and looking at what our surroundings are instead of just seeing the everyday duties. Not that I am complaining, I have it quite sweet. Ken is the worker bee! I have been blessed and spoiled. There isn't much he can't do - except work on cars. But I am getting sidetracked...

Okay, so the house is on the market. We listed it about a month ago, but have had no lookers. Well we did have a brokers open that about 50 realtors came to, Ken fed them pizza from his wood fired Italian pizza oven. Hopefully one of them will bring a prospective buyer back.
The home needs just the right buyer. Someone who wants a pizza oven, a gym, a mother-in-law apartment, large sewing room, fancy office, 300' of lakefront and seven garages. If you know of anyone, let me know, only 1.5 mil.

Of course, if it does sell we will have to deal with all the "stuff" we have have filled this large home up with. That is everyones comment who comes through, "what are you ever going to do with all of your stuff" I say, sell it with all the stuff. Well except what I want to keep, which would be the artwork. But no need to worry about that yet, the time will come.

I have never been a worrier, but I do wonder what will happen, how things will play out in the future. I believe God has a plan, and just hope that we are cooperating along the way - I try.
It is strange walking toward the next phase of life, but here we come, ready or not.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Learning to share in Kg

I went to Michaels yesterday to buy a Martha Stewart Circle Cutter, which they were out of.
But I did, of course, find some other goodies. When in line putting my items on the counter, the woman behind me joined the conversation I was having with the clerk. She asked me if I had one of the 50% off coupons...   Unfortunately not.  So she told me that I could get one in the Sunday paper or online.  She then did a very nice thing - this is where the learning to share in kindergarten part comes in -  she gave me her coupon because it would help me save $12, so I gave her $5 to help her with what her 50% would have been, so I still came out $7 ahead...
I thought is was so nice, I am glad I chat with people and others like to share.  My kids, of course, think I am crazy...  just like I thought my mom was.  

So I am going to go to and sign up to get a weekly coupon for one 50% off item, I invite you to do the same.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Looking to the Future

Looking to the future...
This is a statue on the Royal Caribbean ship, Jewel of The Seas, which were just on a few short weeks ago. She is standing guard over the kiddy pool.
In just a few short hours it will be 2009.  So we only have the unknown ahead.  
Should we talk goals? How about intentions...

I am my own worst enemy, but in spite of myself I hope to:
1. Get in better shape - perhaps wii fit
2. Get my stuff sold on ebay
3. Get the window seat cushions done (#1)
4. Get up in my sewing room and create

Well that is a lot of getting.
They say we are in charge of our own actions.  One step at a time.  Just do it!  
So many good phrases.  Wish me luck...
HAPPY NEW YEAR, may it be a good one, and may we be a blessing to others!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Christmas is over, 
I am trying to find motivation. I do not like "encouragement" from Ken B. 
I think I need purpose. 
I think he does get it from my side of the family...

On a brighter note I have been looking at a few other peoples blogs and it makes me want to figure out how to do this right...  load a few photos and such.

I joined a craft group on facebook. They have many beautiful things posted, I want to make something and post it.  Maybe they will let me post a photo of one of my past projects. Or perhaps I will post some here...  I can do whatever I want!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

job hunting

kind of enjoying the search

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


To work or not to work that is the question...
Ken, however, says work. I am not doing anything to move forward - kinda feeling overwhelmed. Not what I want to think about this week, as I do not even have a tree up yet