This and that...

I have a few decorating posts in the works, but I wanted to pop in to say that my courtyard posts are mostly in jest.  One cannot avoid picking up on other's quirks- that is just human nature, as we are all quirky in our own ways.  Living in such close proximity to others seems to amplify the quirkiness and I thought it would be fun to share some of the stories.  We love this little community, colourful residents and all ;)  This is the neighborhood I grew up in and I knew going into this little area that it was going to be entertaining.  We have been very lucky to have met some lovely neighbors and we are looking forward to getting more involved with our homeowners association.

I've been going through some personal stuff, health related and family related.  I've had to severly limit my interactions with one family member in particular.  It's toxic and I just had to put a stop to it.   Letting go of something, even if the realness of it was imaginary, is tough.   I'm just not going to cry over someone who wouldn't notice if I went missing.  I'm working through it, as it is a process, and I will be okay.

As for the health front, I'm taking care of that too.  It turns out that my heart wasn't the issue, it is in fact pulmonary.  I've never smoked, but my lungs seem to think that I was a three pack a day girl.  Scary for someone who is an asthmatic and biggest fear is not being able to breath.   It's going to be okay, and I am thankful for a supportive husband and wonderful kids.

Travis continues to work his turnaround schedule.  It's going to go a bit longer than planned, but hey- it's a job- and a good one at that.   We are adjusting to the schedule and the days are quiet with lots of reading and learning going on.

I'm hoping to paint Sara's gallery wall this week.  I haven't painted since we moved in and I feel the itch ;)

Take care, and as always- thanks for reading and checking in on me.


  1. Aren't people great -quirks and all! You seem to find yourself in a better place,now. There are always adjustments & changes in life. I am looking forward to your future posts. Take care~

  2. Your neighbor stories have been very amusing, but I am relieved to hear you have some good neighbors too! I'm sure a lot of your neighbors must be dying to take a peek inside and check out all your wonderful renovations!

  3. People are entertaining. There's always at least one or two in every crowd that makes it real interesting and then some are just stupid. I have some stories but can't write them until we move which won't be until 2017 or 2018. Looks like we bought a piece of property outside Bryan/CS. My stories will border on frustration but for now I just shake my head and pray that they don't come near me while I'm standing on the lake.


Thanks so much for popping in. I appreciate all of your lovely comments...Tricia