Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Eagle Has Landed....and built its nest!


I must apologize for being MIA for so long and I’m hoping ya’ll will understand.  Yes, I’m officially a Southerner now, all moved in but not quite settled.  I still don’t have internet access at home, hence this quick update.  So, did you miss me?  Well, did you, did you??!!

Oh alright, I know you all have busy lives too.  Truth be told, I also only missed being online for a couple of days and then was too drained to feel any sort of significant emotion.  If you’ve moved before, you know exactly what I mean.  Every waking moment of your life gets devoted to packing, then unpacking, and you know that the only real motivation that gets you going is the thought of once again achieving some semblance of normalcy in your daily life.  This is one time in your life when the mundane, the predictable, becomes a delicious thought worth fantasizing over.  I can’t believe I’m saying this but I actually want to be bored.  Ah, sweet ecstasy…routine, routine, where art though?

So my life these days are filled with stocking our pantry, installing temporary paper blinds (Who would’ve thought deciding on curtain rod styles was so challenging!), doing laundry (and I don’t understand why this seems never ending these days), and the most time-consuming of all, watering the lawn.  I never knew sod was this demanding and I am seriously dreading our water bill next month.  I absolutely hate this task, but then again I was never a yard-work type of person. 

Well, since my physical exhaustion has seemed to have sucked out all my creative juices and has rendered me incapable of writing anything with real depth and substance at this time, let me leave you with a few photos of our new abode.  It still looks quite sparse at this point but we’ll probably take our time decorating.  Homes are never-ending projects anyway.  Thanks for dropping by to make sure I’m still alive and have not completely lost my mind…(or have I already accomplished that?).  I will do my best to return here as soon as my fully functional brain decides to check in.


the bane of my existence these days....




17 comments:

  1. The pics are lovely... your new home?
    It's okay if you are busy..shifting is tough and takes time to come back to normal life. We are waiting!

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  2. Your new home looks very beautiful -- hope you're enjoying it!!!

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  3. Congrats on getting there and good luck getting settled in. It looks beautiful. Looking forward to hearing about your time getting acquainted with the culture etc

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  4. Wow - looks like a beautiful home.

    And the do make lawn sprinklers, btw.

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  5. Mazel Tov. Looks like a lovely home and area. Enjoy it...once you unpack, it will all be what you hope for.

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  6. Glad to have you back. Your house is beautiful...it kind of reminds me of our old home back in Florida. Good luck with the unpacking and don't worry, every newly moved in family goes through paper blinds =) I know we did and it took two years to finally replace them to real ones! Hahah.

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  7. You new home looks fab...but maybe a bit empty...Take care and keep us posted!

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  8. Beautiful home Joy!  

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  9. Gorgeous home, Joy !!! :)

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  10. Thank you for your greetings and wishes, everyone!! xoxoxo

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  11. Looks beautiful Joy. Airy and spacious. Enjoy putting your stamp on it and feathering your nest!

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  12. Omigoodness, Joy!! What a dream life and an exciting new beginning! =) I hope you're enjoying the moving process as much as I would. =) Can't wait to go through this later this year! =) 

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  13. I am also living in the land of paper shades... but I have a thought about your yard woes. The house we have rented has it so that the tubs, washing machine and sinks drain into the garden. This can be as simple as rerouting a pipe to an exterior wall or as complex as installing an irrigation system but it saves us a ton of water and is a very environmental way of dealing with "grey water". Anyhow, not only do we have an acre of lawn we are also supporting a grove of banana trees, star fruit, key limes and soon a small pumpkin patch. GOOD LUCK MOVING IN! I hope your move goes a million times smoother than mine did. :)

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  14. What a pretty new house!  Good luck with the unpacking and organizing. 

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  15. A big change after Chicago. It shows in your post - the part about watering the garden. Imagine that "everything" there will be different for you. Like moving to another country where people also speak English, but with another accent and lingo of their own, and everything - from weather to stores to housing - is different. I've lived in four very different parts of this country (though not in the South): Milwaukee, New York, Santa Fe, NM, and San Diego, CA with a short stint in Oklahoma City so I know how things change according to the state, city/town/country, and/or area.

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  16. I hate moving IF I have to do the packing. When I was young, my parents moved a lot (my dad was in the U.S. military for about 28 years). But my parents and the movers handled the move, so it was just another adventure for me.

    Thinking about Penelope James' comment, let's see if I can remember all the places I have lived. OK -- got it. I have lived in 5 states, the District of Columbia, and 2 foreign countries.

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  17. Mike B: That's a LOT of moving! I hope each of them was worth it :-)

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