Sunday, April 24, 2011

Life is good

On this day of rebirth I'd like to introduce you to my new and first granddaughter, Tallulah Aislin, born April 20. My sister in law said that I have officially become stupid and she is right. I feel so privileged to be a part of her life and to share this experience with my daughter.
Life is really good.

 I will see you soon, take care

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Hello, checking in

Welcome everyone! What a nice surprise to have so many new followers. Please excuse me for being absent for so long. It has been a long six weeks trudging through all of the moving boxes along with having to replace or fix every mechanical system in this 'new' house.

I have been keeping tick marks for each of the boxes with miniatures in them. If you would like to take a guess at how many miniatures boxes I unpack you can read about the contest here.  There are still some boxes yet to arrive from Hawaii so the final count is still yet to come.

My camera was left back in Hawaii but when it arrives I will have some photos of  miniatures to share with you all. I am still hoping the roof to one of my houses shows up somehow.....

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Contest and I've add a fourth

I am leaving first thing in the morning so wanted to get this out again. Read previous post and take a guess.
There are three chances to win. First correct guess in each of the three will win. As a bonus a fourth will be picked from each of the comments left.

My husband just gave me the key to our house. I am so darn excited!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

A reluctant transient and contest

I have been a reluctant transient for all of my adult life. My husband served in the US Marine Corps for 30 years and I have been with him for most of that time. There are interesting experiences that go along with being a military spouse but for the most part I'd would have rather stayed put. When he retired a few years ago we had to move from the east coast to Hawaii for work. My mind had been focused for years on the retirement and settling down so this was a blow. Besides we had to eat. Moving every couple of years poses some challenges for someone like me. I am a very visual, tactile person and space with which I spend my time has to feel right, comfortable. If I am not creating somthing, I am cranky. The grass is always greener right? Anyway, at the risk of boring you to death, I am headed to Florida this week to set up our new house.

With this, I offer you to participate in my contest......

My husband traveled back east a few weeks ago to unload a large storage unit we left behind. Below you will see some of the goodies waiting for me to unpack. My husband insists they are mostly miniatures and if they are not an actual miniature, they are related somehow. I do not agree.
While he was there I was here packing boxes of miniatures and supplies to send back. Four boxes have arrived already.
 It is hard to remember after a few years just what has been in storage but the photos below are certainly miniatures. Each of those drawer units below I would consider a box.

 This is my Aster. It has been stored for about six years. This roof is covered in mini broom straw. I found out I was alergic to the straw and it remains unfinished. Hopefully everything is safe and sound, I can't wait to see.
I provide you with three chances to win the yet undetermined prizes for guessing how many 'miniatures' boxes I have ended up with. These are the moving type boxes like you see above and includes the white dollhouse shown in the first photo and supplies.

1) Those from the existing storage
2) Those packed and shipped from Hawaii
3) The combination of both

Place your three guesses in the comment section here. Good luck, I am anxious to find out myself.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

I'm not stalking, really.

It seems like blogger does not always help me keep up with the blogs I've joined, so I just rejoin. Really, I would not stalk anyone.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Hello everyone and welcome

Welcome to all of the new members. I am so glad you decided to spend a little of your time here. It feels like I have been away forever. While many of you have been shoveling out from under the snow I have been trying to get hold of a mold problem. It rained here steadily for a couple of weeks and created more mold on, in and around everything than I have ever seen. We have cleaned out just about everything we own and decided to downsize a few of our belongings along the way (No miniatures included). My desktop computer decided to go kaput as well. Pretty bad timing right after Christmas. Isn't it funny how things just happen that make you get your business in order.....see you soon!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

No resolutions for me... I will reevaluate and create another Dream Board.

Like many people as 2010 moved into place I thought long and hard on what my resolutions for the year would be. If you look up the meaning of the word you will find that while not really negative, they bring to mind a sense of  forcefulness, something that must get done or else. The word comes with a heavy weight and feels like an inhibition of my creative side. So this is what I did, I created my Dream Board. It is so much fun and you can put anything on it your heart desires. A Dream Board is a more creative way to keep a reminder of what you want to accomplish. Nothing has to have a timeframe. This one item on mine was a big deal AND I wanted it complete by the end of 2010. If I had to think and record every step that it would take for me to accomplish this dream I would have felt overextended.  A simple rendiditon did the trick. Want to see what was on my dream board?

Now let me introduce you to SW 3rd St.

This means much more to me than just owning a house. Its roots, a place where my family can come to stay without saving for a lifetime. I will be able to hop on a plane a get to them in a couple of hours. It is a quality of life that will allow me to do the things I really enjoy, the things that fill my soul and make me happiest.

Google maps puts me and SW 3rd St 6,017 miles apart and in order to live here it will take some major changes in every area of our lives. Looks like I have a lot of new choices for this year. Would you like to join me in creating a dream board?