I am really proud of TheHub because he played along with me during my February pantry challenge and did no recreational shopping for the entire month. Today he only worked a half a day and when he got home one of the first things he wanted to do was go somewhere__anywhere was fine with him as long as we ended our trek at Publix.
Saturday, February 27, 2021
Friday, February 26, 2021
As most of you who read this know, I keep a list of things that happen daily to bring me joy. It was wonderful to read what brought me happiness each day last year, so I am continuing the practice for 2021. Though, if this year continues on its current trajectory, instead of sipping a glass of wine and reading them, New Years Eve might find me doing vodka shots instead.
I imagine like everyone else, this Covid fatigue is getting to me. I spend most of my time during the day alone, TheHub is in the middle of a project that has extended his hours for while, and I am alone even more.
Though I am able to entertain myself, I have found I do miss his face and talking to him at night. He is putting in 14 hour days and it is wearing on him. He comes in, eats, and falls asleep on the couch until I wake him to go to bed. It is just for few more weeks and we can certainly make it through those weeks, but I wish we didn't have to.
I will be honest and tell you, between unloading boxes and moving stuff from here to there, it was not the most joyful week but there are still bright spots every day. So these were some of the joys for week 8'
Saturday: I got out and drove around, just to see something other than the house and yard. Pandemic entertainment is such a different animal.
Tuesday: I finished watching Call My Agent, nodded off for a few minutes on the couch and dreamed in French. I had no idea what anyone in my dream was saying. It was still a fun whimsical dream!
Thursday: This was a phone call day. Straight out of the chute I talked with Son3. He told me DIL3 is not only feeling much better, but she is slowly regaining her sense of smell. She shoved a slice of ginger under her nose and could slightly smell it, which was leaps and bounds above having no sense of smell or taste. Had a delightful phone call with one of my best friends and then another call with one of my favorite bloggers! What a joy it is to talk with humans and laugh.
Now go about your week and look for joy. It is always out there!
Monday, February 22, 2021
Sunday, February 21, 2021
I was craving cookies, plus baking relaxes me. I had decided to take this week off of keto anyway, so it was a great week to do a little baking. I do keep
Friday, February 19, 2021
This was a blurry week, filled mainly with comings and goings to and from the lake place as we moved to the final phase__the closing! The joys are different this week because I had little time to stop and reflect on the very simple daily things that bring me pleasures.The joys I found this week are less individual daily joys, but more like a composite picture of the joy of forward movement.
Friday: Facetime with Pip is always a joy. Watching her in the snow was an even greater joy. I worked around the house getting some space ready for the onslaught of items moved from the lake.
Saturday: TheHub and I went to the lake place with a rented panel van and my van We had every single yard tool down there that we have here, not to mention 2 lawnmowers (fortunately before we loaded it Saturday, the home buyer decided he wanted to buy the riding mower) sawhorses, a portable work bench, just a lot of things that would not fit in my passenger van. My vehicle was loaded with tv's and any small furniture that would fit. The only joy was that one more load was finished.
Sunday: We woke at butt early o-thirty, and drove to the lake for another run, to bring more stuff here. All the art work, and decorative items came home with us.
Monday: I went to the lake__again to make sure all the boxes were well packed, any furniture that could be dissembled (beds) were taken apart, to be ready for the movers.
Tuesday: In spite of snow and the cold, the movers came and got everything packed, moved to my house and left without damaging anything (except for one small end table that I did not care about at all) Now that was behind us. A few of the neighbors who wanted a couple of the items I listed to give away came and got them so at least a few things are gone. I am waiting on the pickup which was supposed to happen Thursday but is behind schedule because of the snow, so I am not sure when it will actually be picked up, but at least it is in the basement and not in the main part of the house.
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Today we close the final chapter on the lake place. Closing is set for 4:30 and we anticipate no snafus. The purchasing couple had their final walk through and all is set to close timely and drama free.
Yesterday my beloved sister and I spent the day cleaning it and got to see the view from the house for the final time. Not only was it gorgeous, but a blue heron was at the waters edge the entire time we were there. What a great goodbye!
I am not sure there is a more beautiful view on the entire lake. You can see glorious sunrises and breathtaking sunsets all from the screened porch. I hope the new owners have many wonderful times there.They are very excited to move in so I know we are leaving it in good hands,
I am certain I will miss it a bit, but at the same time I am so excited that we no longer have to plan weekend work trips. Until TheHub decides to retire we can enjoy our home, and after retirement adventures await that are not tied to yard work!
And once I get everything from the lake (that is now in my basement) out and gone, and get things back into shape here, I will be thrilled. No! Beyond thrilled! Ecstatic!
Monday, February 15, 2021
Friday, February 12, 2021
Friday: I spent most of the day feeling sorry for myself because of the Covid inspired isolation. I pouted and did laundry then, pouted some more and did more laundry. I was pleasantly surprised when TheHub called about 4:30 to say he was on his way home. A few minutes after arrived at the house we hopped back in the car to go pick up our dinners from a transformed benefit we attend yearly. This is the largest annual fundraiser for the Cancer Society. Instead of the usual meal and dance this was a virtual art auction with a take out meal. Since we had already sent our donation long ago, and the dinner was included, we decided we might as well go pick it up.