I am trying to be positive about this big change we've made.
There are positives but always couched in negatives, which contributes to our feeling like we've made a big mistake.
The above picture is in our neighborhood, pretty bleak at the moment but you see the sky.
I Like: that our rental house is large and well laid out for us..... but it smells like chemicals from out-gassing, to the point we're still taking allergy pills and my inflammation is worse.
I like finding new quilt stores, like Colorado Fabircs.... but the prices are a good $3 higher PER YARD than stores in MD. What!!! The clerk said it's because there are so many people moving to the Denver area that all goods and homes and services have skyrocketed in price.
She went on to say it's to chase the transplants back out.
I said, I'm one of the people just moving here...
That being said, I am still, STILL trying to note the good things that I see. Here goes. I get extra credit this week for looking through my tears.
I Like sun. When the sun shines here, the sky is BLUE, and the sun is intense. It may be 15 deg F. but it feels sort of warm in the sun. And who doesn't feel more energized in sunshine? I run on solar batteries.
I do not like it... but the mantra is, "it's only a rental, it's only a rental"
I like that my husband is enjoying his new work situation. That's a relief. It's early days but he seems okay.
I like that the prairie dogs across the busy street behind the rental, are always watching for Milo. They see him and call out, "POODLE! POODLE! TAKE GREAT CARE... POODLE!" Milo stares back and sometimes barks at their high pitched calls.
|glad that the plastic net is hard to see!|
|that ball is about 14 inches in diameter! With a handle!|
I forgot when people are packed into a small space, there is an unwritten rule to not talk to them across a fence. I said hi one morning and it made the neighbor uncomfortable as there is little privacy. He hasn't talked to me since, not to be mean because he's sweet, but from a privacy need.
I mean we left a third acre with lovely trees, and you can see Milo's putting green and my perch. "It's only a rental, it's only a rental" but the homes to buy are on equally small lots.
Still I like having a fenced back yard and Milo is adjusting to being outside.
I like opening a badly marked box and finding something I need.
Why didn't the packers put lids with the pans?
I'm trying to leave as much packed as possible for the next move, hopefully to a good home, but I need to feel normal, and need to find my scarves and need to find my pyrex cooking bowls.
They are still MIA
I liked having a small saucepan available on New Years's day to cook some collard greens.
I am Southern, and believe in magic of food! I grew up having collard greens and black eyed peas on New Year's day so we did that here.
I just had two little bundles, so I washed the leaves, stripped them from the stalks, chiffonaded them and steamed with salt and pepper. Our family tightly rolls the leaves, then cuts into little strips like you would fabric.
Learning to cook on a gas stove at high altitude. Takes longer.
The black eyed peas I like fresh, instead came in a can but we ate them and happy to have them.
Please enjoy these fine folks keeping it positive. As always, I'd love you to join us! Just let me know if you did an I Like post in comments or by email and I'll add you in! Please do!
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