Friday, May 13, 2022

Click, Click, Click…

Which way is up?

The calm of being settled in one place for two months is being replaced with a sense of excitement and fear. It is like the slow click, click, click of the car reaching the top of the rollercoaster, where it then stalls for a moment and there is a simultaneous sense of doubt, panic, and anticipation for the approaching plummet, knowing all the while, you chose this ride and when it is over you will be glad you embarked.

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Happy Earth Day or Whatever…

 

Happy Earth Day - NC Parks

I was a student on the first Earth Day. It was a movement born in part as a response to Rachel Carson’s book, Silent Spring. Carson noticed a reduction of birdsong in the springtime.  Pesticide use provided a direct threat to birds and many other species and we needed to act immediately to halt the threat. It resonated with me to my core and I have lived my life consciously trying to care for Mother Earth. I tried to live small, buy sustainable or used products or do without. 


North Carolina is killing me.


Friday, April 15, 2022

Joyeuses Pâques or Happy Easter



Over the past few weeks, life has been like a bunny, hopping up and down and alternately leaving a poop or an egg, but isn’t that life?


Friday, March 25, 2022

Halfway and One More Step


All our worldly possessions. We actually did it!


Have you ever watched Amazon Prime’s “Patriot”? It is a darkly funny, slow spy story. John Tavner, the story’s hero, often finds himself in scary, tortuous situations. When asked how he does it, he says, “I just go halfway and one more step.”  His point being, from that point forward, it is less painful than going back.

Today, we have reached halfway and one more step.

Friday, February 18, 2022

And Then God Laughs



Back to the adage, “The more you plan, the harder God laughs.” 

Our plan for February was to apply for our visas with the goal to arrive in France April 1. God, “Hahahaha…”


Sunday, January 30, 2022

And This is Where Things Go Off the Rails a Bit…

Four days until closing…

My dear friend offered to rent us her family home while we wrapped up our lives in Salem. Unbeknownst to her and us, as it sat empty for a year, Mother Nature moved in.


So, We’ve Been a Bit Busy…

December 5th we arrived home and fell into bed at 8 pm. At 3 am, our eyes popped open and our brains began spinning…so much to do and so little time! We haven’t stopped moving or started sleeping since then.

 

We created self-imposed deadlines of: 

Declutter, prep the house in December,

List in January, 

Sell in February, 

Visa in March,

France in April.


The more you plan, the harder God laughs.