Thursday, February 7, 2008

I guess my life will never be calm!

Hi All, I keep saying "now that my life has calmed down" and booommm it goes nuts again. I cannot believe that it has been over a month since I last wrote in my blog!! This move from Florida to Georgia has really kept me busy both mentally and physically. I should be as thin as a rail what with all the running around I do and the mental thought process trying to keep everything straight.

We are in the final process of the house purchase. The inspection is done with only a few major items that need to be done and only one that is a bit costly!! We hope to be closed in a few weeks, we have a closing date of Feb. 22, but we think we should close a bit later so that all the work will be done that needs to be done. After the closing we will have the inside of the house painted, the carpets cleaned and the hardwood floors refinished - we are also going to put hardwood in the master bedroom (which is on the 1st floor) to follow through with hardwood that is already there on the first floor. We are also thinking about keeping the stairs wood without carpeting - maybe we will put a runner.

Our daughter Lindsay has decided that she needs to reinvent herself and change her life and direction -- so she has decided to definitely move to Macon, with us. She will live with us for a few months until she finds a job, becomes familiar with the area and finds an apartment. I am very excited about this - I will have my own personal "help" desk computer person at my fingertips HEE HEE!!!

DH Terry, is loving his new job and they seem to like him - he wrote a paper (on technology something!!??)for an international organization and his paper was accepted and he will be traveling to Bulgaria to present it. I may or may not go - the airfare cost is quite expensive!!

I have been getting a lot of stitched pieces finished into usable items. I also have been knitting some dishcloths. I am working on Dutch Beauty, but haven't gotten as much done as I would like. I found a Quaker Sampler that I had started in 1999 and I hope to get it finished sometime within the next few weeks.

My goal for this year is to get several of my WIP's either finished or given away to someone who would like to have it. I also, intend to put in at least a few stitches a day on some project no matter how crazy busy it will get with the move and all.



Nancy said...

I wish you the best with your new home and your move Roberta - two of the most stressful situations you can go through! It will all work out in the end, but just remember, take time for yourself. You deserve happiness!

Nancy said...

P.S. The house is beautiful!

Fran├žoise said...

I wish you the best with your new home like said Nancy .So beautifull house!!!!Take a good time with your daughter and lot of stitching

Heidi said...

Hi Roberta! It is so nice to see a blog entry again from you. I really love the house. What a kitchen! I still will keep everything crossed that all goes smoothly and you get the house.

I am so glad you feel more settled now and are stitching again. Before you know it, you will be starting new projects for the new house. Enjoy your time with your daughter there too!

Hugs ~

Nancy said...

So happy you finally found the house you want, which seems to be the one you wanted all along. It was mean't to be. It is so pretty.
Hope the moving all goes well.

Roberta said...

Hi Roberta! I loved viewing your new is lovely, as well as admiring pictures from your Ohio trip and your animals. sounds like life is busy and full for you and your family. Hopefully you will have the chance to sit back and enjoy the changes. By the way...I love hardwood floors...its going to look great!

Christine said...

I love that house Roberta. The windows, shutters and front door are so nice! I hope it all works out for you and you have a smooth stress free move.

Wonderful that your DD is also going to make the move.

Solstitches said...

Roberta what a gorgeous house this is! I'm so happy for you that, finally, everything seems to be falling into place for you.
It's so nice to see some updates on your blog. I really enjoyed the picture show. The one of your cat investigating Heidi's cupcake pincushion is just too funny.
I hope you manage to make the trip with Terry to Bulgaria and I'm very happy for you that DD will soon be living close by.
All in all it sounds like 2008 is going to be a wonderful year for you :)


Angela said...

How lovely to see pictures of your new house. the front looks really attractive and I love the kitchen and keeping room.
Such a lot has been happening in your life lately, no wonder you have to take a step back for a breather.
Now you are putting down your anchor. life will be a lot steadier :>)
Warm hugs, Angela