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.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Hello Florida

As of yesterday, I am officially living in Florida. I have a gorgeous new home with 2 happy cats and the weather is beautiful and I be happy.
My daughter is  treasure and I shudder to think what this all would have been like without her help.

The dark spot on my happy days right now is that my poor mom had a massive heart attack and is in intensive care ... since I arrived.
We never actually got to say hello and hug.
So everyone please remember her in your prayers and let me get my hug and kisses from my mom.

I have no furniture and internet is spotting so you won't be hearing from me again for a week maybe until I get everything set up.

but at least you know now- We have landed ... Hello Florida !


  1. Dearest Candice,
    Wow, that is great news and indeed your dear daughter has been a treasure to you!
    Sad to learn that your Mom had a massive heart attack. Is she in Florida nearby? Hope so...
    She'll be in our thoughts and prayers and you settle in and wishing you well.

  2. Being a Buddhist my prayers are to the Universe, but I lit a candle to QyanYin and some incense and I will bring some of the lilies of the valley to her tomorrow - they are amazingly blooming in April -and I will send you a photo for you to find some comfort in the beauty of that Bodhisattva, and for you to know that my thoughts are with you and wishing your Mother a speedy recovery.


  3. So sorry to hear about your mother! I don't pray, but I will hold her, and you, in my thoughts. I hope you get that hug and those kisses.

    Your new home sounds to be wonderful, and your daughter to be an absolute star!

  4. So sorry to hear about your mum. Does she live in Florida?

    Can't wait to see pics of your new house.

  5. Dearest Candice, my thoughts are with you as you go through this sad time with your mom, sending healing wishes her way.

  6. Glad that you have settled into a place you love, Scarlett. Sorry to hear about your mother. I will be thinking of you both.

    Good thoughts and Best Wishes coming your way,

  7. I'm so sorry to hear about your mom.. My prayers for her recovery xo

  8. Hi & so very sorry to hear about your Mom, I sincerely hope she gets better soon. I don't think you've mentioned your Mom before so I'm assuming she lives in Florida, I hope that's the case & that you will be able to visit her often. I'm happy that you've found a home so quickly & that things are starting to fall into place for you & your kitties. We are currently experiencing a nasty cold spell here in Southern Ontario Canada so no doubt your old home is still likely in winters grip: enjoy your lovely warm sunshine.


  9. So glad you are settled; will be thinking good thoughts for you and for your mom.


  10. Very sorry to learn of your mother's heart attack - praying she will recover and that you are nearby to give her those hugs and well wishes.

    Mary x

  11. Oh Candice, I'm so sorry to hear about your mum ..... it must be so upsetting and difficult for you especially dealing with moving as well. I wish her well and hope for a speedy recovery and I wish you many happy times in your new home. XXXX

  12. So sorry for your mom. I hope her situation continues to improve. I follow closely through Sabrina's Facebook. Thinking of all of you and sending more good vibes. xxx

  13. It has been good to read thyat you have quickly found somewhere to settle. So sorry to read about your mum's illness - I wish her a speedy recovery. My prayers are with you and your family.

  14. The doctors give us no hope. At least I was here to say goodby and hope she knows .

  15. Dearest Candice,
    All I can say is BLESSINGS to you and yours and lots of them. Really hope your Mom did sense your presence...
    Big hugs,


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