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.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

The Arrival

Thank you everyone who commented and sent emails with sweet words of comfort and sympathy.
The cats were so confused by me reading emails then crying that I took a wee break and unpacked some, watched the house painters and took naps with Merlin.
We have a house of girls now- Merlin doesn't know what to do ... actually he just naps and purrs.

So sweet not - so - little Honey snuggles and lolls in the sun and eats and purrs. I talk to her about Mom and she purrs. She probably has some great stories to tell me about Mom too.

Merlin and Minette wonder who this young cat the size of a dog is ... but they don't seem too bothered by her.
I keep a close eye, she is huge, she could just squash little Minette ..

They all have their favorite nap spots and all is peaceful so far.

I hurt my back   .. moving heavy boxes, bending, etc.
I try to baby it but I get so bored.
And lonely.

My sweet daughter takes me out to lunch , hangs out with me when she can and generally makes me wonder at how nice a person she is. She is a lovely young woman with a huge heart.

I like my townhouse and will remain for the year but then I will see if there is perhaps a smaller bungalow kind of little home out closer to the beaches.
I was there today.
I got lost.
Again.
It has its charm... that area.
Driving down streets where the driveways disappear into trees with moss hanging and no sign of a house. With the sound and scent of the ocean nearby ..

I have spent hours with nice young men in Dubai ... the computer just got all messed up with the internet etc but we seem to be fixed now. Or at least that is what the latest person just told me..He called me Miss Candice ..  We will hope he knows what he is talking about.

I am getting my fill of fresh farm produce, good for you foods and an occasional bakery treat .. the food is quite good .
My childhood favorite fried dinners are just as I remembered ... fried fish, hushpuppies and french fries with a coke ..  Good thing I was too thin when I got here .. that won't last.

So let's hope the computer connection remains intact and I am not forced to spend an afternoon on the phone with Dubai .


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