So.... here goes....
First, Happy New Year to all! We had a lovely Christmas, thanks to family, friends and the spirit of Christ. We've had a lot of "white" in our Christmas and it continues as we got 8 inches last night! Jim took the last of the grandchildren to the "meeting place" (half way) this morning and made it home safely! Back to our boring, quite life.(that's what we want the grandkids to think).
We've been in our new house six months now. The move was horrendous, but we did it. We brought our 22 years of memories with us and left our sweet little house in Snohomish to come and live in the desert. It was "coming home" for both of us, though we never thought we'd ever come back. Were on a lovely three acres with two fenced in pastures, and a lovely home big enough for Grandma Cozy to have her own little place on the first level. A shop for Jim and a little shed for the goat. We brought some bees, the cat and have added another cat and dog. The people who sold us the house asked if we'd like their dog. He's an english setter and is 13 years old. Sweetest dog ever! He and Buster the goat have become good friends. Were only a few miles from town, have a nice walk by the river and with wonderful irrigation we even have a green yard. I like being able to see for miles again, the sky seems like a much better friend. I've worn my sun glasses more here than the last 22....which I like! We needed to dry out!
My sweet new kitty keeps me entertained and she and Miss Buzz Saw have called a truce. The children helped me pick out Peaches at the local animal shelter. We waited a few weeks for her to gain enough weight to be fixed, but, it was worth the wait.She is loved by all the children.
I started the "Pathway" program soon after we moved here and took a couple online classes. It took quite awhile to shake out all those cobwebs and get the old brain working again, but, I have loved it. This semester I'm doing Math and need to get myself some index cards to learn the higher multiplication tables. 12's,13's and 14's, that I never learned in school. It's really helped me use my time more wisely and I'm always thinking when I wake up..."what do I have to have turned in today?"
Jim's been commuting back and forth every week for a few days to the store in Snohomish. The new owners take over tomorrow and we'll have that off our backs. Jim's stayed with the kids when he's over there so that's been so nice for him, I know he'll miss that. He will owe them some time helping them with the running of the store but, it'll be alot of stress off him. He'll teach a beginning bee keeping class starting next week for six weeks every Saturday.
I'm enjoying the change and I think feel better since we've been here, physically and mentally.......which is always good, right!