Sunday, May 16, 2010

I'm Moving Again!

Just kidding. Sort of. I've told Don if I hated living in our new home I'd still stay a good ten years - moving is highly overrated and we're not going anywhere. But my blog is.

Just about every single aspect of our lives has changed in the past few months, so it seemed a good time to change up my blog too. So where? Here. What am I moving to? A new way of blogging - absolutely the real me, posts more often but shorter, generally. (Sometimes a girl just has to get something off her chest.) I won't have a site meter, won't even always allow comments if I can figure that out, won't have any sidebar links to anybody. I'll still be reading blogs of family and friends but I'm already learning time, with a retired husband at home, works very differently. On a beautiful level we have no schedules. On a maddening level we have no schedules. Time gets eaten up with sitting too long sharing morning coffee or fixing the septic system or 100 other things.

So I hope you'll feel inclined to move with me, but with no obligation to do more than sit a spell. Come listen to what life on a lake in central Texas is like - with a newly retired husband, kids around and kids sorely missed, new friends, no friends, snakes and such, bluebirds over breakfast, mostly conservatives and a measure of rednecks and racists, cranes fishing off our dock and bits of toilet paper flying up in the yard, gardens and cooking and sewing and knitting and reading books (when I find the time) - life in Texas is working out to be an adventure a minute most of the time!

9 comments:

Kelly said...

Can't wait to see your new "home" but the link won't work for me...

Susan said...

"On a beautiful level we have no schedules. On a maddening level we have no schedules. Time gets eaten up with sitting too long sharing morning coffee or fixing the septic system or 100 other things. "
Trust me it will become even more so!!! One of the joys of our lives is the freedom to spend an hour, and sometimes 2 or 3!! studying God's word and in prayer. Such a joy and privilege and we savor it.

I think your "move" is an interesting idea!!!

Susan said...

"On a beautiful level we have no schedules. On a maddening level we have no schedules. Time gets eaten up with sitting too long sharing morning coffee or fixing the septic system or 100 other things. "
Trust me it will become even more so!!! One of the joys of our lives is the freedom to spend an hour, and sometimes 2 or 3!! studying God's word and in prayer. Such a joy and privilege and we savor it.

I think your "move" is an interesting idea!!!

Judith said...

I so understand the getting used to big and little things in your lives, as I'm working on the same thing, on a much smaller scale here.

When I made a trip to my hometown years ago, my biggest disappointment was that so much
racism, after all these years (1969 to now) not only lingers, but is very much alive there. Granted, there's no bounderies around it, but the ugliness of it so easily surfaces.

On the other hand, it can quickly help you choose new friends, as you find out who's still stuck there, or isn't. Having faced discrimination, because I'm female and older, I know how it feels, and have to wonder how my whole family would be treated if we were considered a different color.

As you enjoy all the things you worked so hard for, hold on to your standereds, and after a while, maybe those who are so different will leave you alone.

Becky said...

Now that is funny. I have a new blog ready to reveal this week too. I needed a change in name and purpose all around. I no longer feel I am defined by my husband and kids. So there you go.

I am on my way over to your new site. 'Cause you know you can't get away from me that easily :)

Linda said...

We were in your "neck of the woods" this past weekend visiting the grands. Our oldest granddaughter graduated from high school. Yikes!!
I have found exactly the same thing as you Bev. Somehow there aren't enough hours in the day once we get to the place where we are "retired". I will come visit your new site.

Susanne said...

2 new homes. Well, why not? If your going to move, move it all! :v)

Theresa said...

I'll be checking out your new blog home. I've enjoyed following your move to TX and all of the fun you've been having, so I must keep reading.

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