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Wednesday, October 07, 2020

Packing Continues

 I am packing up my supplies (Art )but am keeping my sewing stuff handy until the very last minute as next week I am planning to do some sewing before we wrap things up up here in Greenville. It has been so lovely living near the mountains and I am so hoping we can retire back close to some mountains but only time will tell. For now we will return to our house in Cayce and complete the work that needs doing on it while Scott looks for another job. 

We made a little headway on the Catio last weekend and will go down and finish that up on the 17th-18th before we start moving things back. It will give our cats a safe place to settle in while we are unpacking and re-setting up a household there that works for us. It all feels so strange to be honest. TIME... that's what it will take to re-adjust. 

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Sunday Morning

 Good Morning! I've been up since about 5:30 AM thanks to Tippy cat wanting breakfast and then wanted out... and Howie wanted in and then back out... Ahhh cat herding! When we get down to the house these 3 will have to get used to being indoor cats and lucky to have the porch (Catio) set up for them to go out on it. I am so hoping they settle into their new lives easily but I am sure they will not be happy for awhile. Poor kitties , but it is for their safety and to keep us from paying the fines from the city. 

I was lucky to find Marta live doing a free class this morning from Ireland. I just love her Art!.  Her process is so interesting and enjoyable to watch.  It is so lovely to find someone live  first thing in the day.

It is much later in the morning... now it is 10:30... been awake for 5 hours. Scott is still snoozing away!  At least one of us is getting some sleep. I guess I should get some other things going for the day. Take care and perhaps I will get more sleep tonight or perhaps a nap later today.

Friday, September 25, 2020

Just Three More Weeks


 I am busy decluttering and packing things in boxes to go back to Cayce. I have donated SO much as I want this to be a fresh start for us. I want life to be easier with fewer "things" to burden our creative spaces. I figure if I do my stuff now I can help Scott with the garage and the bonus room. If we do a lot of this purging and organizing now when we retire and relocate for our retirement we will be ready! We really do not want to stay in South Carolina in our retirement... but then we have learned that we have NO CLUE what the future will hold and we need to embrace where we are right now. SO.... we will return to Cayce and see what Scott is able to find as far as employment.

We will be able to get control of morning glories and wisteria. As well as rediscovering what is growing and blooming there now. This lovely Portulaca was growing where my vegetable garden used to be. It was a lovely surprise. I will NOT be putting the vegetable garden back in place. My plan is to focus on all the flower beds and getting grass to grow where the garden used to be. I may grow vegetables IN the flower beds around the house. Doing that will improve the health of the flowering bushes as well as some fresh vegetables for our table. 

We are going to turn the above porch area into a catio where the cats can go for a bit of fresh air without being loose in the neighborhood since the City has really gotten strict about loose animals. We will work on that project the next trip down to the house. Until next time... be safe!

Saturday, September 12, 2020

The Storage Unit

 This past week I made 2 trips to our house with loads of stuff out of the storage unit. I am trying to get it emptied before the 18th as I will have to pay for another month if I don't get it cleared out. I have a full week of appointments ahead so I am not sure I will meet my goal but I am going to try. I have been purging a lot of stuff out of the storage unit  so there will not be nearly as much to move back down to the house. I will most likely purge something I will look for later but I want to lighten our STUFF. 

Trying to save as much money as I can. Cutting bills we don't NEED; all those things that are little extras like Netflix. I will keep the Internet as it is my Socialisation and I consider that a NEED ; especially now with social distancing due to Covid19. I am not big at being out in Society anyway but feel I would get really depressed without the contacts I have made through the Internet. I love the Arts Community on You Tube and am getting back into sewing and have begun watching and subscribing to a lot of sewing channels. 

It's going to be weird living back down in Cayce but we will adjust and who knows where we will end up. I've decided to just focus on one day at a time and not worry about the future. Just focus on the joy and happiness in each day= no stress. Stress and worry will drive you mad... at least that's what I believe.

Scott is talking about doing something completely different for the next 6 years; til he can retire. He may teach electronics; be a handyman; do wood work, etc... I want to remain a homemaker if we can make it without me working outside the home. We will see... I do make a little money doing You Tube videos but it is nowhere near a living wage. I need to do a LOT more work at home to make that successful... you know WORK. LOL 

First I have to get us settled back in down there and then we will see. We will be just fine until March as Scott's severance pkg lasts until then.  


Tuesday, September 08, 2020

And Another Bump in our life's road....

 About a week and a half ago Scott was told he was being laid off and his job has been eliminated. SO here we go again. We are moving back down to Cayce into our house that we've been steadily working on in the hopes of having it ready to sell so we could move forward up here but we have been given a step back. It will be good to be near Scott's Mom again and of course Greg is happy we are moving back down to the house.

Our biggest dilemma? Cats... we love them all but it is going to be a FULL house with 6 cats. I am trying to come up with a way to let the cats outside some without them leaving our yard and becoming a nuisance to our neighbors. I've been researching "Catios".... patios for the cats. I'm not sure Scott is onboard with that idea. I just worry about them getting caught by animal control and put down and or us being charged heavy fines for loose animals. UGH! But seriously we can't leave these 3 behind... we love them so much... 

Callie And Tippy


And then there are Greg's 3 kitties that are already living in the house.. And he loves them all dearly too... what are we to do? 


And then there is Sally... I can not seem to locate a photo of her.... Finally found one on Greg's FB Page...  

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Stay IN - COVID-19

We are currently in a "STAY IN" order for COVID-19 to try to get it under control. I wish more people took it seriously but unfortunately it will probably take them getting ill OR them loosing a loved one to the virus around here. It is NOT the flu... it is so much worse. Anything that can land you on a ventilator is some serious stuff. So PLEASE STAY IN FOR YOURSELF AS WELL AS THOSE AROUND YOU.

Scott is still having to go in to work as he is deemed "essential" and I am staying home here at the cottage and only venture out on Tuesday's for groceries and sometimes a stop at the Post Office. A co-worker of Scott's made us each a mask to wear out in public and I am going to make us a couple more. And we also keep space between us and others even when they won't respect the distance themselves. I will turn and go down and around aisles to avoid people.  We have gotten take out only 2 or 3 times and are planning to limit that to just once a month if at all for the rest of April and May. I want to support our local restaurants but I also don't want to become ill.

I've been making LOTS of Art and working in the yard a bit here at the cottage to keep myself busy. OH and cooking... cooking a LOT.  It is Easter morning and I have bread pudding in the oven for breakfast. Scott is still snoozing away in bed. I hope everyone has a safe and lovely Easter no matter your Religious beliefs.

Friday, January 31, 2020

Feb 2020 - in less than an hour

It is currently 11:10 PM January 31rst... can you believe a month is GONE already? WOW! I have been a horrible Blogger once again and we have fallen off the Vegan Wagon. I can do it... Scott seems to need the "meat".  Perhaps I just need to do more research on how to get alternative proteins. If anyone has any recommendation on a book or website with GREAT info on getting all the right Nutrients from a Vegan diet; please let me know in the comments below.

Packing Continues

 I am packing up my supplies (Art )but am keeping my sewing stuff handy until the very last minute as next week I am planning to do some sew...