Tuesday, July 1, 2008

It's A Lovely Day in the Neighborhood . . . .

It's a balmy 53 degrees here on beautiful Goldens Creek - something quite foreign to someone who has spent the past 30 years in Florida. I'm loving it! Hubby is loving it in his own way - snuggled deep beneath the covers in bed with a doxie shaped foot warmer snuggled up against him. Gracie and I are the adventurous ones. She's out exploring the property. I'm sitting in front of the living room window listening to the morning sounds and watching our neighbors (the fine feathered ones) prepare for their day.

I'm settling into life in the country a lot better than I thought I would. I really thought I'd feel isolated. We've made several trips into town over the past week and I enjoyed that greatly, but I found myself turning down a trip to WalMart the other day in lieu of staying at home and waiting for the satellite guys to show up. I've got me a genuine "farmer's tan" from hanging clothes out to dry - a luxury I've not been able to enjoy for probably 15 or 20 years and spending time on the lawn tractor. We had satellite TV hooked up over the weekend, but so far I've watched very little. I haven't seen the evening news or Good Morning America in 2 weeks, so if the aliens have invaded New Jersey or if a cure for the common cold has been discovered on an obscure mountain top in a little known country by an 80 year old blind woman . . . I'm clueless.

Well, the sun has come up and burned most of the fog off of the holler, so I guess I'll throw a load of clothes into the washer and get ready to enjoy some time in the great outdoors as I hang the clothes on my solar powered clothes dryer. Today I think we will start the demo process in our bathroom - WHOO HOO! Tomorrow I will rather reluctantly leave the holler to make a trip to Lexington with a friend. I'm looking forward to seeing more of this beautiful state, but by the end of the day, I think I'll be looking forward to returning to Goldens Creek.

Blessings y'all!


Adrienne said...

Hi Liz -
I'm so glad you are enjoying your new home and life there. Can't wait to see pictures. It sounds like you are right where God wants you. Contentment is something you can't put a price on!

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh my goodness. Sounds magical to me!! Please show us photos of your wonderful new surroundings and home. I love you writing about it though...xxoo, Dawn

Kathy said...

It sounds like heaven!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

spill about your trip to Lexington please. Be kind. I know it's a busy place compared to Golden Oaks, but it's my place, and I am homesick.



Oh it all sounds so wonderFULL!!! Laundry on the line???
53 degress??
We may have to rethink our destination!!!
I am so glad that y'all are settlin' in and lovin' every new adventure!!
We may have found a house already.. keep your fingers and toes crossed!!!
Miss you!!
Shugars to the furry munchkins!!
(photos soon I hope??)

Utah Grammie said...

you haev the dream so many of are are still dreaming - and good for you! I too, would like to see photos but with your words, I feel like I can walk right into the picture you painted! Thanks and do tell more!