March 15, 2016

Found a few things ...

Here you are my Lovelies.  How is your day going so far?  

Here I am, becoming ensconced in a very different way of life here in Canada.  Progress is being made (amazing).  Mario left at the crack of dawn to catch the ferry back to the USA, and the long drive back to Mexico.  I arose early, but gently.  Ventured into the studio where I have a certain amount of boxes, and proceeded to unpack about 4 of them and find places for their contents.  

My mind envisioned a soft, gentle day, moving slowly as I pleased. Then, Ray showed up full of energy with a cup of coffee in this hand  From that moment on, my day changed.  Ray chopped up the empty boxes for recycling, I packed the plastic and paper in different bags.  By the time we were finished there was quiet a collection, so decided to go to the dump.  On the way, we stopped at Home Depot to purchase light bulbs, felt for the bottom of furniture, while looking at BBQ's and dishwashers.  Then it was off to the dump where Ray put everything into their proper recycling bins and I perused the 'free store'.  There was a fabulous wing back chair, and if I had had room, I would have snaffeled it up in a minute.  I restrained and came home with candles, wine glasses, storage jars and a lovely old fashioned ceiling light for the bedroom.  Then it was off to pick up the shed which wasn't ready.  Ray took me home and made soup (home made) for lunch before proceeding to pick up the shed, bring it back to my place, unload it (HEAVY) and put it in a safe place until he has time to begin the foundation and assembly.

By then it was 2:00 pm .. I was literally finished.  An afternoon nap was definitely in order.

The living room is 'livable' ... things will show up at their own pace as I unpack each box.  Hopefully, I have kitchen dishes etc. here in the studio.  We shall see.

That's it for today.  Thanks so much for dropping by and leaving your inspiring comments.  Take care and enjoy the moment.

“Every one of us is called upon, probably many times, to start a new life. A frightening diagnosis, a marriage, a move, loss of a job. And onward full tilt we go, pitched and wrecked and absurdly resolute, driven in spite of everything to make good on a new shore. To be hopeful, to embrace one possibility after another – that is surely the basic instinct . . . Crying out: High tide! Time to move out into the glorious debris. Time to take this life for what it is.” – Barbara Kingslover


  1. You've had such a busy time haven't you, but it's all coming together beautifully.
    It's hard relocating... I've done it for 24 years living the expat life, but now I think we're settled and will be staying in Bonnie Scotland. Well as long as the weather isn't too bad.
    Take your time and I wish you everything you would wish yourself in your new home.

  2. What a wonderfully bright and comfy room...perfect for reading and sketcking, and snuggling up under a blanket on colder days :D XXX

  3. I have enjoyed my time catching up with you this morning dear Donna!
    What a lot you have going on.
    Your flight home must have felt a bit long not feeling well at the end.
    But now you're making a new lovely home and Ray is a wonder indeed!
    I was very touched by the gift of Baby Jesus and the symbolism before you left your precious Mexican family ♥
    Take care and don't work too hard.
    Happy nesting oxo

  4. It all looks so wonderfully cosy and homey, well done, but take it easy Sweetie. Hugs, Valerie

  5. All that by noon? Phew- I'm exhausted just reading it! The dust is starting to settle.

  6. A totally different look but one that fits your new home to a tee. I was so happy to see some of your beautiful pieces from Mexico and can't wait for your art to hang on the wall. Take each day slowly to save your energy to make room for your talents to flow in the coming weeks.

    I just finished a book that I loved and know you would enjoy to read when you need time to rest. It is focused on Orcas Island in the 1800s to current time and is a beautiful story, some actual facts, the rest fiction. "The Girl Who Wrote on Silk" by Kelli Estes. It is one of the best books I have read in a long time, full of adventure, romance, heart ache and history of the early days in Seattle and the San Juan Islands.

  7. Wow- you ended up with a busy day, didn't you? I love those Mexican pots you have- I keep thinking about tracking some down for myself and haven't yet decided if they would work or not. Hope the rest of your day was relaxing. Hugs-Erika