It looks like it’s been a little over a year since I last blogged here, although I’ve thought about doing so many times. Recently several friends have encouraged me to return, and it just seemed like the beginning of this month was a good time to do so.
I’ve spent a good part of the past year doing a major declutter of the house, working in streaks as I could summon up the motivation to continue the project. Several trips were made to the Mission Thrift Store with donations, other items were given away, and trash was hauled out… and the house began to feel good again. With Papa Bear’s blessing, I decided to turn a room we’d been using for storage into my personal writing/sewing/meditation room.
I have long wanted to learn how to make quilts, so I purchased a new sewing machine with the promise to myself that I wouldn’t unbox it until I finished the decluttering. Finally, near the end of July that became a reality and I was at last ready to set up my space. I’m really happy with the way it’s a reflection of the inner me. Here’s a few pictures of what it looks like…
I’ve been staying pretty much at home, other than the weekly grocery run or the occasional trip to the fabric store. I could say that’s due to the Covid pandemic, but the truth is that I’ve been happy at home since I retired four years ago, preferring to leave all the noise off and enjoy the quiet while I work or relax until Papa Bear returns from work.
For the past month I’ve been busy working on some beginner quilting projects and loving it. I will share photos of my efforts with you as they progress. And now it’s time to sit down at my desk and do some writing, so at long last, here I am.
We’ve had to cancel two planned vacations this year, but I am ever so thankful for the wonderful trip we made to Cocoa Beach, Florida for my birthday in February before the world went crazy. We met up with fellow blogger and dear friend Ivy Walker there, and had such a wonderful time. Great memories were made and I cherished the ocean time I so crave. We have something new planned for our 12th Anniversary later this month, and something for late October. I’ll tell you more about that in another post soon. I think it’s going to be really fun, and relatively safe too.
My determination to live life one day at a time is stronger than ever. Life as we knew it yesterday is gone, and who knows what will happen tomorrow, but I put my trust and faith in God and know beyond a doubt that the universe is working things out for my life in the very best way. I have a new sense of peace that keeps a reign on anxiety and fear, and I’m excited to see how some of my dreams will unfold.
I thank you for stopping by to read my words after such a long absence. Although I’ve managed to stay in touch with some of you on Facebook, there are others that I’ve missed by not showing up here, and I’m looking forward to seeing what you’ve been up to since we last connected. I wish each of you peace, health, hope, and love beyond measure as we head into the final four months of this most challenging year.