"The soul is the truth of who we are."
Marianne Williamson

Friday, June 28, 2013

FINALLY~~A QUOTE BASED ON REALITY...............................

"Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism.  It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out."
   Vaclav Havel






Life goes on.......no matter what happens in it!!!

xoxo

Jo

Pic by me taken while traveling across this magnificent country of ours.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

LIFE ADJUSTMENTS...........................................





All of us, at one time or another, have had to make a transition in our life.  Well, at sixty-six years old, it is finally time to make yet another one in mine.  
My wonderful husband and I have decided to sell our large home and downsize into something more manageable.  We have been here almost 12 years....live in a wonderful area....have beautiful neighbors and certainly will miss this spot.  

However, I know something even better is around the corner.  The biggest concern now is what to do with all the "stuff" that one does seem to accumulate over a lifetime.  Of course, we will keep things we love, but out of necessity we will part with things that no longer have any significance in our lives.  I want to do this move while we both are still alive so as not to be overwhelmed when one of us do eventually pass.

I am feeling a little overwhelmed at present...but I do know that this process will take time.  It is kind of like eating an elephant...."one bite at a time."

The actual event will probably not happen until the fall....but we are starting the process now in order to chip away little bits at a time.

Have been looking around the web at funky homes out there......here are a few...
Who wouldn't love this spot...gardner that I am...


All front yard....no back to care for!


Here is another....simple house....lots of green.....

Hopefully this will be our last house so it does have to be the perfect spot and have the right feel for a home.  I know it is out there.....so we are on the hunt!

hugs from here,

Jo
First Photo:  Kim Klassen
House photos...somewhere on the web


Saturday, June 1, 2013

LUV NOTES......................................................



Today is our anniversary.......34 years and counting......

We have been through a lot together and hopefully we will have many, many more years together.
He sends me red roses EVERY year.  This year I told him not to because they are so very expensive....but his comment to me was "as long as my heart beats along with yours, you will receive red roses on our anniversary."


Oh my........be still my heart!!

Have a beautiful day,

Jo