Nov 26, 2012

Thanksgiving- a little late.

Ther are many things to be thankful for this season- my job, having health insurance, healthy kids, loving parents, siblings, in-laws, co-workers who get me through the day... The house finally SOLD!

I worked a lot, missed the kids and hubby this weekend, but am thankful for the leftovers that I just had for breakfast (shhhhhhhhhhh. I am known to eat weird stuff for breakfast.. but hey, if it's hot and yummy, who cares?!)

So, here are a few pictures to share. (I am in serious need of fillers and botox to fix that frown line!)

Adam giving a new meaning to "dirt nap." He fell asleep on the front lawn about 2 weeks ago.

Family photos:

So, now on to the task of changing drivers licenses, insurance, and tags. What a pain!

Then, Christmas shopping!! Any of you done yet?? DO tell me your best bargains!

Hugs, Lee

Nov 9, 2012

Oh yessss! Can you guessss??? Progress!

Oh yessssssssssssssss. Can you guessssssssssssssssss??

Finally. We are going to settlement next week. Thank you God! I have been praying and praying. And feeling forgotten. And reminded that I'm not, nor have I ever been (thank you Ramona!) My heart has been full of hurt, empty with loneliness, and shriveling up (or is it down?). I know rationally that I am OK, things are OK, and after Hurricane Sandy (amongst other things) that I am luckier than most.

Still... it's been a long and lonely haul. Lack of sleep. Lack of friends. Lack of funds. You name it. But- and there is a but- living back home has given me and the kids a chance to spend lots of time with my parents. We get to help them out, doing things that are getting challenging for them. In return, my boys run around like banshees, play in the hayloft, drive the Kabota, and spend lots of quality time with aunts and uncles, cousins, and grandparents. Not too shabby.

I will miss my Maine house for sure! It's big (too big), but I had a great bedroom and dressing room. I had a room all to myself for my artsy ideas. I had a huge laundry room that most of my friends drooled over. I had amazing views, an orchard, and a huge barn.

But is was far away. It was too big. It's expensive to heat. And the cost of living up there- sheesh!!!

S, now what?  Well, as you can imagine, our wallets took quite a hit. So, we'll spend time here, save some money, and hopefully start looking in the Spring.

Thanks to all of you who have written encouraging words. Thanks you Ramona for the coffe card, and the private messages on FB. Thank you Chris, for being OK with moving back to Pennsylvania. Thank you Christine for helping out with the kids! And a BIG thank you to my parents for everything!


PS- wanna see my house in Maine? LIKE me on FB and you can browse!