One year ago today we took posession of our new home, this time last year I was driving up with a truck full, crying tears of joy. It's hard to believe it's been a year already... AND it's ALSO Our 28th Anniversary! HOLY - I am always amazed at the number of years we have been together. God knew.. I can tell you, after 28 years.. I can't think of anyone else I would want to or could' continue this journey with. What has helped us is our love for our son & our passion to create - together we make some pretty cool, fun stuff.
Our agent Tom chose the date of 'move in'- we were too preoccupied to realize it was our anniversary... hee hee .. 28 years & we almost didn't make it. I remember Tom telling Norm - in our old garage:
Listen, she's packed... she's moving. You better make up your mind, pretty quick.
It's why I am grateful for Tom, who went above & beyond & he also INSISTED- (as we were going to sign papers on a different house) that we come see this house- "If Ive ever seen a house for someone - it's you" & he was correct. God sent Tom to help me- I told him that numerous times. AMEN. I painted him to thank him (below) I hope he likes it- it did make me giggle- I know he is into Harley Davidson so I 'played' with his painting. I think he should use it as his new business card! Hee hee
ONE YEAR later here we sit! BOTH very happy - you see it with our coop & new extended family. Norm got up today & vacummed this morning... without being asked.
Brought a tear to my eye. lol WE absolutely STILL have our moments- heated words a bit of yelling- usually on my part & then it's over- we sort it out & carry on. That's life. That's relationships. That STILL 'working at our marriage'. I didn't want someone who wanted to stay- cause thats the way it is- screw that... I see too many 'miserable mirages'..we continued as a team- to enjoy & GIVE thanks! I make him - "Did you give thanks for another beautiful day??" I ask (& insist) over our first coffee. He knows better and says : Thank You!
I made breakfast & we'll celebrate by feeding he chickens, weeding the garden, building a goat barn! Fuck YEAH! This has been one of the best years of our lives.. the only 'one' missing is Storm. When he visits he feels at home & that's all that matters.
With the year it's been- Covid 19, I am celebrating every second of this day. We bought this house on July 10th 2019 but our old house sold 9 months later - yikes on APRIL fools day, 2020 during a pandemic! Had it not sold... just one month more & yes, we would have been in serious trouble - we could have lost everything, owning '2 homes' we could not afford. Cowabunga - YES! Thank you God!! Praise Jesus! < helped me through it ALL!
Jesus assured me 'I could do this! FOR BOTH of us.. ' Believe it or don't..
Here we sit. Amen.
I've enjoyed isolation- I've struggled with venturing out anyway, only because I love it here so much. This morning in the pen, Ginger showed us yet another reason to celebrate today, Indica's nuts* fell off!! Yeeeehaw. LOL I told Norm I'm making him a keychain for our anniversary... Ginger was walking over to show me what she found. It took me a second... at first I thought she successful captured & killed a chipmunk.
* The male goats testicles are wrapped with an elastic band and over time the circulation cuts off & the nuts fall off. He certinally did'nt seem to mind or notice & no - no baby goats.
It has me pondering why can't we do this to proven pedophiles? Or rapist... it would be a start in the right direction, imo. Now you know.
I am also celebrating reading today: Canadian police chiefs want to decriminalize all drugs for personal possession- REALIZING it is a mental health issue- Hallelujah!!! HOLY!
If that alone, isn't reason to celebrate - I don't know what it- so celebrate!!
With THC & TLC & some psilocybin tea... me.