Kaye posts the latest steps toward our anticipated departure from the winter on December 28th:
Milepost 12-21-13 Kingston, Michigan
Life on the Road: Preparing for Departure:
Today: The Friday before Christmas and the day before Solstice
Location: All snug and cozy in the recliner where I can gaze at the lights of the Christmas tree
Outside: Dark, evidently freezing rain. Sounds like schools are closed – all over the place.
Miles traveled: Probably none. Hopefully we can stay put today.
Walked: Not today. No safe place to walk these days. But soon…
Hubby is: Sleeping
Recent happenings: Oh, my! So many things happening so quickly. So many decisions. So many plans coming together – and some still up in the air
Surprises: The fact that we will be living in southern California for the winter and spring.
Unexpected: The fact that my mom has decided to move into a smaller place.
Noticed: How weird it is that we have been down-sizing for three years and my mom is suddenly trying to do it all in a couple weeks. Even weirder that I won’t be around to help her with it.
Discoveries: My friends don’t all think like me and sometimes don’t agree with me. Yah, not a new discovery, just need to remind myself sometimes.
Made me smile: Kind words and good friends
Made me sad: Divisive declarations on Facebook, assumptions and allegations
Made me drool: That picture on Facebook of a “breakfast bake” made with refrigerator biscuits
Blessings: Oh, so many! One that comes to mind is the restorative power of sleep. AND an amazing husband! Amazing, I say.
Reading: No time to read. So sad. But soon. Very soon.
Watching tonight: Perhaps a Christmas movie. Or perhaps West Wing…
Considering: What I can choose to leave behind from what I’ve already packed
Working on: Packing up all our stuff – to take with us, to donate, and to put in storage
Accomplishments: Wrapping up the remnants of 40 years of living at Hidden Hollows. Nope, we’re not done yet, but we have come a long way and are getting close.
Lessons: I can only do what I can do.
Finish several packing projects
Clean the cabin. Again.
Pack things up for heading out for Christmas
Looking forward to: Hanging out with our kids and relaxing for a couple days before the final push and the big departure date