Wednesday, October 8, 2014

And the Moving is Over......



 After what seems to be an eternity...I can finally say I have moved into my new home.  My grandson came over today and helped me get the final few things I wanted added to the attic and it
 is done.  

Here you can see the new home of Bird Nest on the Ground.  It is just the perfect little place for me.  Of course, it does not have the lovely backyard studio, so I have had to be creative in where and how I have put all the million tons of 'stuff' I had in the Nest.  (Although I DID donate lots to local charities.) Ty summed it up pretty well when he said, "well, the whole house can be your studio now."  And, why not?  He calls it my 'doll house.'  Why, I don't know....but it's ok with me.  Anyway...here it is.  #315.  My first thought when seeing the house number was "Oh, I will have to have my tea at 3:15 each afternoon."  Where did that thought come from?


Here is the garage.  Only reason I am making a point for you to see it is behind this door is where a lot of my studio stuff is.  And, there is still room to park the car.  You will see it one day soon.  It's ready to see...but I'm not ready to let you see....if that makes any sense.  

  

This is the view from my mailbox looking to the left.....


And, this is the view looking to the right.  This street is not a thru street, making it a very quiet place to live.  I am liking it a lot.  AND, guys come and do all the outdoor work.  They arrive, do it all and leave.  I was most surprised yesterday when they came to mow and such and when they were gone, there was not one leaf left.   Beautiful. 

So...for those of you who have asked....I have to say I am doing pretty well.  I have bad days and good days.  It's not simple.  It's not easy.  But, I'm doing my best because the old navy man would want me to be ok.    I have not sold my old house yet and that is worrisome at this point.  I'm trying not to think about it, but it pops in my head often and without warning.  Eventually, it will all work out.  I'm told.  

I have been reading blogs...my favorites...there are a handful of them.  The writers of these blogs have no idea how much they have helped me the last months.  And, I appreciate them very much.  One of them is Colette Copeland.  She was widowed at a young age.  She works hard.  Her artwork is fun and colorful.  She posts a lot.  I admire that.  And, she often will say something that is quite meaningful to me.  As you know, I haven't posted in quite a while.  Not only was I working very hard...but I just couldn't decide what to say to you on the first post from my new home.  Then, the other day I was reading some of the posts in Colette's archive and knew I wanted to quote her in the first post from this new home.  I wrote to her and asked permission and she graciously gave me that permission.  You might want to check out her blog and her etsy shop too.  Here is the info (just click to visit):

Colette Copeland

And, here is her blog post of March 28, 2014.  It meant a lot to me as it pretty much explains how I feel....she just says it better:

"The landscape is pitiful right now.  The spring thaw is uncovering all the debris of winter trapped under layers of snow and ice.  Looking at it, I know it will bounce back and start to go green and warm.  It's a good example of resiliency.  I believe resiliency is part of the reason why I'm still here and still (relatively) sane.

This past season, more than any other, I've felt jaded and tired, at times discouraged by the state of affairs, of my life, the world at large.  They say that you get less resilient as you grow older.  Well, I've decided to disprove that.  I don't hide or disguise my jadedness; instead I examine it and do something about it.  I start by looking at what is working in my life, the people I care about, the work I love, and go from there.

Quietly, in my own way."

My feelings.  Expressed beautifully by a beautiful person I have never met.  THANK YOU, Colette!

I'll post again soon.  I'm going to challenge myself to do it.  THANK YOU, those of you have stayed around to see if I actually would!  Take care out there.....♥ Pat




27 comments:

Gisela Suski said...

Glad to hear from you and love your new home. I guess when we get older we have to make some changes and it isn't easy but that is life. Enjoy fall and blue skies.242

Tina Marie the Willow Witch said...

So happy to see a post from you. Can't wait to see your "new" nest!

Dolores said...

I'm glad that you are able to be comfortably settled in your new home - just in time for your birthday.

Sheila said...

Good to hear your back, I've wondered how you've been. Your little nest looks just so nice.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Your new home is lovely. Don't you just love your grandkids. Sometimes the really do see the whole picture. Ours still lives with us and I am grateful every day.

Thanks for posting a picture of your new home. It's nice to be able to think of you in the place you now live.
xx, Carol

Maureen said...

I haven't commented before but have followed you for a while now. Just wanted you to know I missed you.

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Pat its a gorgeous house, and has a glow because you live in it
xxx
julie

Linda said...

I think your new home is lovely and I love the address... our favorite place to relax in Idaho is "315 Martinis and Tapas".. it is a 19th century B&B and also a neighbor of our home at 421! You could have "315 Tea and Treasures".. glad you are posting again!

Christy said...

Nice to hear from you, Pat! Your house looks soooo cute! I'm glad you're settled - nested - and you're happy and contented with it. Good days and great tea's to you.
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Jane S. said...

Your new nest is so pretty! I'm glad to hear that you're all settled in and getting things figured out. :)

Growing Old Fast said...

It's so GOOD to hear from you! You have been in my prayers and thoughts as you struggle thru all the challenges right now. Take your time and take care of yourself foremost my friend. Hugs & God Bless.

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Congratulations on your new house! It does look darling. I'm glad you've been able to find strength in lots of different places. My Mom is also a widow. My Dad was retired Air Force and they were married over 40 years. After watching my Mom these past 15 years, I know it won't be easy and life does go on. I pray that with your family, friends and the encouraging words from those that cross your path, you continue to find strength to meet and surpass any and all challenges you set for yourself.
I follow Colette's blog, A Bird in the Hand as well, ;-D
Again, Congratulations on your new home!

usairdoll

Julie Fukuda said...

Welcome to your new nest. I really hate moving but one thing I have found is that when you go out and then return, each time it feels a tiny bit more like home.
I saw Jim's post. It looked like the feathers were beginning to settle.

A bird in the hand said...

My wish for you is to live with ease in your new home in this new chapter in your life, and to know that you're never alone. xoxo

Anonymous said...

I am so glad you are back. I would check every so often to see if you had posted or not. I can wait to see your new nest. I think I have only commented a few times but I always enjoy reading what you write. I've missed that.
Patty.

Anonymous said...

oops, I meant Can't wait to see your new nest.

hehehe

Patty.

Vivian said...

Love you new home. So glad you are settled and doing well.

Vicki Boster said...

Dearest Pat-- you have found the most perfect place to be your new "nest". The street looks so quaint-- I bet the nicest people live in your new neighborhood-- they will love you.

You must be so relieved to have the moving process behind you. I can't wait to see inside photos:)

Love,love
Vicki

Jeanne Gwin said...

I have been negligent in keeping up with you Pat but I knew you were so busy and sometimes less distraction is better. Just know I am still around and think of you often. I do wonder where you chose to put the nest.. <3

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Laurie said...

Your little house is so pretty, the size I would want. Cozy and perfect. Many good wishes are sent your way, for years of new memories.

Lynn B said...

I love your new home, it seems perfect for you just like old navy man said!
I am sure your husband is with you always and forever.

Jaybird said...

Your new nest is lovely!! I am excited to see it ALL :^)
I did not comment on your birthday giveaway, because I had already won something and did not want to appear a piggy.....
I think about you so often, and I know how tough you girls are, so I am not the least surprised to see your resiliency!
Blessings to you and many hugs,
J

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