Sunday, December 23, 2012

New Beginnings - Part I

Has it really been 3 months since I last posted?  Arggghhhh!   I'm so glad there are no blogging police that monitor such things.  I am sorry and promise to do better from now on.

Much has happened in the past three months, both personally and business wise.  I moved from Jacumba to Santee, CA in October.  I bought my own place - a double wide mobile home in a 55+ park.  It's an older home, but has lots of upgrades and most importantly, I believe it is the home God has provided for  me.  I feel safe and am content here.

 
 
There is a wonderful deck that goes along the side and back of the house with sliding glass doors in both bedrooms giving easy access.  This is the picture before I moved in.  I have since added pebble gravel in between all the pavers and hung hummingbird feeders along the edge of the deck top.  The previous owner left all the plants you see in this picture - so nice of her!
 



I moved in with high expectations of having everything organized within a few weeks.  I'm still living with piles of stuff, especially in my spare bedroom which is in the process of being transformed into my business/art/jewelry studio.   You can see a glimpse of the sliding glass doors midway down the deck.  I sit each morning looking out those patio doors while I'm visiting with friends on facebook and reading e-mail.  Every once in a while, hummingbirds will stop by for a drink.  I've yet to capture them in a picture, but I'm sure I will when Spring arrives.

The blue home behind mine is where Lenore lives.  She has become a wonderful friend who welcomed me into the neighborhood and invited me to go with her to attend the clubhouse breakfasts, soup lunches, potlucks, and clubhouse events.  Here's a picture of the clubhouse and pool area.  I haven't tested out the waters yet - perhaps when it becomes a bit warmer.
Enough for this morning.  I'll share more in Part II.  Thanks for stopping by and sharing time with me.


18 comments:

  1. oooh, what a lovely lovely bungalow we would call this! and that pool! very promising for cooling during the warm days. I can see you teaching beading at the club alread!
    Happy for you dear Linda!

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    1. Thank you Cath! I'm hoping to do some teaching either at the clubhouse or in my home. :)

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  2. Everything looks lovely! Blessings!

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    1. Thanks so much Marti. Blessing to you as well!

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  3. Can't wait to read more in part 2! I love the looks of your new home. It looks extremely cozy.

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    1. Thank you Alicia! Hopefully part 2 will come soon. :)

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  4. Oh Linda, what a lovely place! And what a sweet lady for leaving you some plants for cheer. I can just see you busy at your beading, smiling over the feeders. I wish you much peace and joy in your new home. And a very Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thank you Shirley! I wish you the same good wishes! Merry Christmas!

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  5. What a lovely place! May you feel much peace, joy and love t here.

    Have a merry Christmas and a wonderful 2013.

    Love and hugs to you ~ FlowerLady Lorraine

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    1. Thank you so much! Merry Christmas to you as well!

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  6. It's beautiful!! I'm so glad you have found a place that feels safe and comfortable. Hugs and love, Linda - and I am so grateful you've found a good neighbor, too!!

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  7. Linda, it's so adorable!. And just a great size for a single person. And I love the hummingbirds and a friendly neighbor. Glad you are back to blogging!

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  8. It is a beautiful home! Congratulations!

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  9. What a warm and wonderful place. So happy for you.

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    1. Thank you Marcia. You are welcome anytime (after I get my piles put away, that is!)

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