• Box Therapy

    As I have indicated before, I have moved a number of times in my adult life.  Because of the many moves, I never really had anywhere that I could call “home”.  While I looked at each new place as an adventure and tried to make the most of the opportunities that each presented; none of them was a place where I felt I could put down roots. Tonight my husband and I walked over just a small portion of our new acreage.  We spoke of our hopes and dreams for different areas and made plans for the work we would do this summer.  My wonderful husband has had areas cleared…

  • Taking Things for Granted

    While I love my rural living what I don’t like is my rural internet.  I never realized how blessed I was in the city with a fast, wireless connection.  I have been struggling for days to get on this site to post an item.  Finally, this morning, I was able to take a different route and have success in getting on this site.  I realized very quickly in recent weeks that I use the internet extensively.  It my source for writing resources, for communicating with family and friends near and far, and of course maintaining this blog.  Not having the instant access I to which I have been accustomed has…

  • Settling In

    I must confess to being absolutely sick of boxes.  For so many weeks I was packing boxes and now I have had a week of unpacking them.  While I am delighted in my new home and surroundings, the challenge of change continues.  Organizing and setting up a new place takes thought and planning.  My space is limited and so I must be thoughtful as to how I use it. I am coming to the end of unpacking, thankfully, and can think about getting back to a normal life.  Yet, at times, I wonder that will be.  A new location means looking for a new job in a new setting.  That…