Mar 31, 2012

I hear the train a comin'

I woke up nice and early this morning.  I have a nice sense of peace.  Sometimes all it takes with me is the right song.  I am a huge Johnny Cash fan.  Folsom Prison was on my play list first thing.  Than, Jackson.  I am now happy.  It's the little things in life people.  Who knew?  I refuse to suffer and cry about my distraught life.  Angst is not my thing these days.  I don't do the "poor me thing".  Tina, sis-in-law is very proper in public, doesn't like to be seen without lipstick etc.  I now have corrupted her to where she now will drive to the corner store in her pajamas and slippers. She won't get out of the car yet, sends me in, but give me time, lol.  Since we both were married to brother's that died young, I am trying to explain to her that she is much stronger than she even knows.  I am still learning. I know that life is short, can end in the blink of an eye. So before my eye blink comes I have much to do.  Places to go and people to enjoy.  So if you wake up today feeling shitty and grouchy, put some good music on and tune out the negativity.  Savor the taste of your coffee/tea.  Be thankful that even though times are hard for alot of us, that you are wiping your bottom with real toilet paper instead of napkins from McDonald's.  Seriously.  I remember waking up without a dollar to my name, and it was my own stupidity that I was broke.  I learned my lessons.  I grab my joy however I can, kind of like sticking your tongue out to catch a snowflake.  Have a beautiful Saturday and when you are driving or walking turn the music up and it might just heal whatever ails you....Peace!

Mar 30, 2012

Pics of the new place

It's official.  We sign the lease and get the key on Monday.  That is a blessing as we have til the 13th to be out of here. This way we can load my pick-up and make trips instead of doing it all in one day.
The rent is $855 per month. This same home would rent for $1300 a month easy in Bmore.  It has 3 bedrooms, a finished hardwood floor attic/loft and a huge basement.  Here are some pics.....

This balcony is right off of the kitchen. The next pic is of the living room.  He just re-did all the hardwood floors!  Gorgeous!  I just can't believe that I found this place on Craigslist!  So here is a toast to (another) new beginnings and no longer renting a basement.  Tina and I joke that this is the widow's house.  God act's in mysterious ways...Tina is  the sister that I have never had.  We laugh, cry and fight just like real sisters.  I love her.  I have learned through her that secrets weigh heavy and that it is best just not to keep them from each other unless they are hurtful.  Accepting housewarming gifts, lol.....I told the landlord that we would like this to be our last move and he  seemed happy to have long term tenants.  So another toast to permanency! Peace!