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from the cariboo to the kootenays

5 Jul

Life has been a whirlwind and I am still trying to catch my breath… but I couldn’t be happier to finally be next to my beloved Kootenay mountains and the gorgeous Columbia River. I figured I better sit down and blog quickly about the recent adventures and changes before I have a massive pile of photos to share and not enough blog space to do it. Hard to believe that we were in 100 Mile House only a short 5 days ago, packing up boxes and sitting on camping chairs with John’s parents in the (very empty) living room. Feels good to have packed up the old house, survived the long drive down BC highways, and to now be settling into a happy new home. Soon I will start sorting through the many piled up boxes that are resting in our little nook and there are of course lots more fun things to share with you very soon! I hope all is well in your world.

quick update

18 Jun

As you know from my post last week, my life is in serious transformation mode right now and I am trying to keep my head on straight as I dive right into all of these crazy, exciting and quickly approaching changes. I am working on a big blog post about this past week’s adventures in the West Kootenays while road-tripping to do some house hunting… there are tons of great photos to show you! Plus I will be soon sharing a few personal reflections that have arisen since being faced with some things that are totally new and unknown. Before my own move was happening, I mentioned in a post a while ago about my parents recently selling their home of over 25 years, that I am a Taurus and therefore often find comfort in routine and simplicity; complicated unknowns aren’t usually my cup of tea… however when faced with them in the past I must admit that I have grown and learned so much from those experiences, and so I am learning to embrace this craziness as a chance for exploration and fresh experiences instead of viewing it as a forced upheaval. Moving to this area of the country has always been a dream for John and I, so I have also been keeping my eye on the prize whenever I start to panic about the piles of household and studio crap that have yet to be boxed. Wanted to also post quickly to let my wonderful readers know that my trusty Macbook of 4+ years finally bit the dust the second I got home from Nelson. So sad and such ironic timing. I’m not even going to sit here & pout, because honestly, there is no time to do so! I don’t even really have time to take it to an Apple store until after the move, so I just worked out the kinks of software downloads, operating systems plus uploading and editing on John’s (Windows) computer *shudders*. Luckily I am slowly getting the hang of it, and since there is so much to share with you right now, I will do my best to navigate the digital world with Bill by my side instead of Steve, so that I can continue blogging often, as I always have. Although I’ll admit, re-training the index finger to click everything twice is proving to be more difficult than I thought.Finally, some fresh blades of grass & I wanted to say a quick but BIG thank you to everyone for their outpouring of congrats, positive energy and general sweetness about all the recent exciting news! Your kind words and support mean a lot, and I can’t wait to experience this grand adventure and share it with you along the way!

the pressure is piling up (and so are the boxes)

27 Nov

I’m trying to continue breathing as the one week mark for my departure to OOAK Vancouver is just 2 days away! As the pressure keeps piling up, so do the boxes, the inventory and the booth supplies. Thank goodness I convinced everyone to postpone their visits until after the OOAK show, because honestly, I don’t know where any of them would have slept, as this is currently what our spare bedroom looks like: I am slightly overwhelmed by the sheer amount of things required for this momentous event and am trying not to think too much about how magnets, wall-hung altered books, clothes, toiletries and bedding still need to be added to that pile… However I am calming my panic attacks by looking at this picture and continually reminding myself that my seriously epic Tetris skills have always paid off in the past. Let’s hope she all fits!!!