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.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

A Bear Hug

I am packing.
I am waiting to hear how a baby who just had a huge surgery is doing.
I am packing and wondering how will I manage .
I am not needing advice at the moment, though, thank you .
I do need boxes though ..
A Hug would be nice ..


Mary said...

Huge but gentle bear hugs - hope baby is doing fine by now.

NotesFromAbroad said...

The news could have been better but it was not horrible. Thank you :)

mrsduncanmahogany said...

Hoping baby is doing well on the road to recovery. Hugs to you, all will be well. Once that drive is over, nothing but blue skies for you! :) Good luck packing. I hate packing but unpacking is fun....putting all the stuff in its rightful spot is always a treat! :)

NotesFromAbroad said...

Right now I am hung up on the idea of modern glass highrise living. oy !

Linda said...

I have been packing too....but a different kind of packing....
I hope you are not talking about your grandson, with the dislocated collar bone?
We are on the road in the am....wish me luck!
Linda :o)

hetismij2 said...

I've been thinking of the baby too.

Good luck with all the packing, which is daunting at the best of times.

A modern highrise has it's plus points, character not being one of them.
I would give up character for ease though. But that is just me.

You will find the perfect place for you, for Minette and Merlin, and all your beautiful belongings, hopefully soon after you drive south, so you can settle in and make a new life for yourself. All will be well.

Razmataz said...

Hope the baby recovers quickly.

Packing is such a chore. Did you find a god mover?

Sending you a big hug today.

Colette said...

You will do well. I hope you will write about this adventure. If you are a meat eater, be sure to stop and eat at an authentic barbeque place in South Carolina. North Carolina has good barbeque, too - but South Carolina style is sublime.

NotesFromAbroad said...

I am not a meat eater, but I grew up in North Carolina and there are plenty of good southern dishes that I love. Thank you,I will write about it. :)

Anonymous said...

Prayers, good thoughts, fingers and toes crossed for a safe journey to your new home!

beyondbeige said...

Love the modern glass high rise living idea. No snow! Views to forever and lock and leave living. woot.

NotesFromAbroad said...

woot ! :)

catcrazyaf said...

Since I can't send boxes I'm sending hugs for you and the precious baby.

NotesFromAbroad said...

Thank you very much.
I just made the huge mistake of looking at real estate ... here . LOL
You know, charming country homes in NY State, woods, rivers, New England charm ... aaggghhhh~

Mundi said...

All best wishes and healing energy for that sweet baby and his family. I can't even imagine the worry and terror! Warm hugs to you!

I know what you mean about New England/Hudson Valley charm. I couldn't live anywhere else, I don't think. Packing , for me at least, is total torture and I sincerely hope that I never have to do it again.

NotesFromAbroad said...

Franky, if I found a house up here that was small enough to afford to live here, not a huge house with 100 trees all wanting to fall down and a bad energy sucking money pit ... I would probably stay.
I just saw a couple of charming tiny houses, which is all I need, the cats and I don't take up a lot of room.
I am at home in this area ..
Florida would mean a few things that are unpleasant ( avoiding the sun for one ) and if I were not living here, I would live in BA. So ..... there we have it.

I made cheese monkey bread and garlic potato soup is bubbling on the stove.
Now someone come eat it.

NotesFromAbroad said...

I keep forgetting to say No ... this is not about my grandson :) Thank you though ..
This is about a friends newborn.

Tamago said...

I'm sorry to hear about the surgery. I hope it went well and wish for a quick recovery...sending hugs to you.

Mary said...

Then a hug you shall have! Big hug, Candice!

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