"Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one. "
~John Lennon


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

It Takes Time

Moving isn't quite the quick turnaround that it used to be. Growing up in a somewhat transient family and then in foster homes, changing environments and locations was the way of life. Young adult years were a continuation of change with a husband who craved the moves as much as I did. Looking back over those years I have to wonder at how much was spent in moving costs alone. Each new place was painted and fixed up and turned into "home".

The moves did become fewer when we started buying the homes. But that just meant we moved state to state after a few years, living in five states six or seven years in each state. Traveling across country a few times was a great adventure each time.

At this stage of my life I have no desire to own another home. Renting is the right thing for me. I can still make a nice home for myself and my cat Lola. We have been in our duplex a month now. Lola is adjusting to the new place finally and I have plenty to do to update the place with the blessing of the landlord. I have a couple more rooms to paint and then I will tackle the kitchen, stripping wallpaper and putting up new blinds and valance. I haven't hung pictures yet because I move them from room to room until I know they are in the permanent place. I like doing these things but this is the first time I have more to do with friends and have to find time to work at home. I am enjoying the card games and bingo and road trips and the various impromptu adventures here. Who would have thought there were so many fun things to do in Nebraska? Ha. Don't let the secret out, I don't want lots of people moving here and turning this great place into a hectic one like the one I left in California.

11 comments:

Liz said...

Sounds like you're settling into your new place and life in general in a wonderful way.

Brian Miller said...

smiles...it will all get done when it does...have fun with your friends...i think that is awesome actually....

Ms. A said...

Having those "things" to do and like-minded friends to do them with, has to make Nebraska more appealing and homey, too!

Abby said...

The home projects will wait for you! Go out and have fun. (We spent our vacation in NE last summer it was great!)

Rock Chef said...

Don't worry, I think the winter weather will keep the worst of the California set well away - unless they finally get tired of the fires, of course!

Stephen Hayes said...

Your Nebraska secret is safe with me.

Pauline said...

I think as we mature (I didn't say grow old) we slow down and enjoy most things more than we did in our youth. That must apply to settling into a new nest as well!

Hilary said...

I'm seeing just how complicated a move can be. May your new home give you all the happiness you so deserve.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Hi CiCi, Sounds like you are making progress at a pretty good pace, especially during the nice summer months, so take your time and enjoy your friends. Painting and wallpapering will get done soon enough.
Glad Miss Lola is settling into the new place.
xoxo jj

terri said...

Congratulations on your new home! Making a place home is something I enjoy. I've lived in my house for 25 years and I'm always finding new ways to make it "home."

Shammickite said...

I think you're settling in nicely.... making new friends and getting to know the neighbourhood. And it's fun making it your own, with your own things all around you.