It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new.
But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful.
There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
Alan Cohen
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
Groucho Marx
The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

I've Had Enough

                           This sums up everything about where I live right now ..

My bird feeders have become Filling Stations for everyone.
I walk out to the feeders in snow that comes almost to my knees, do you know how clumsy and awkward it is to walk in snow that deep?
Do you know how scary it is that if I fall in it, I might have trouble getting out of it ?
Every time you put your hand down to push yourself up out of the snow, you sink up to your shoulder ... it is all scary and annoying and I have had enough.

When someone has had enough of snow ... they start daydreaming about living somewhere else, where snow just doesn't happen.
Somewhere that sunblock is needed most of the year.
Somewhere that costs less to live because you are not paying for heat bills that are sky high and winter clothing ...

Somewhere that you don't have to wear fur-lined boots or mittens, scarves and hats and layers and layers of clothing ..
Somewhere that the kitten is not in danger of freezing to death in 10 minutes if she ever got out.
Somewhere that I would not be in danger of freezing to death if I ever got out.

It is time.
I have to move.
My House is For Sale.
I am not quite sure where I will move to but odds are, there probably won't be snow in the forecast.


  1. . . . . . . and we are complaining about feeding the squirrels!!! That's a great pic and I'm going to have to show Bob because he moans constantly about the little grey furries eating our seed.

    I think our birds know it's ALMOST Spring Candice. Their songs are plentiful, much louder now, and this morning a wren was checking the kitchen window box - still has plants in it - as if scouting for a nesting site. Wrens have nested there most years - must be the same family.

    So dearest, hang in there - can't be too long before you'll see bare ground again. . . . . . after all the Easter bunny doesn't like snow! Meanwhile I do hope the perfect buyer comes along, running up the garden path, so in love with your house and begging you to sell it them so you can move on.

    Hugs - to you and Minette.
    Mary X

  2. Good luck with it. I can understand I think that the winter you've endured would try my patience!

    We have a lovely sunny, blue sky spring day here in London. We've had a remarkably mild winter really, a fair amount of sunshine, no snow at all to talk about and apart of windy, grey, wet days nothing to complain about at all.... Roll on spring and summer...

  3. Hoping you find just the right spot for you & Minette, that a buyer for your current house shows up quickly(!) and that your next move will bring you peace.

  4. LOL, Thanks Mary. I think the bunnies went south too.

    Graham, I have an open invitation to stay with friends in Kew .. I want to sell the house, put everything in storage and pack up the kitten and spend as long as possible in London. that is the Dream.
    Reality is a snowy cold NY state .

    Thank you Indigo .. you know that saying ?
    From your mouth to Gods ears :)

  5. I think you need an emergency vacation. What's the shortest flight from you to some warmth? You and Minette could be beachcombers.

  6. Carolyn, I was wishing to go to Argentina, then I was wishing to go to Florida .. now I just wish I could go to the grocery store lol .. Things will change, it will warm up and my house will sell and we will move on.

  7. Thank you for your kind and warm words as always.

    I hope the warmth you give to others through your warm words are warming to your heart and soul, even as you sit freezing.



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