The mosquitos - actually bite me enough - I don't need to pinch myself, long sleepwear (that covers my ankles) is now living attire, hee hee hee! Yes- I still love it! EVERY day- I've never had an 'Oh my God what have we done' moment - - but I've had countless 'Thank You God' for getting us HERE moments. It rained last night! We needed it- living in a forest -you start to notice when it gets dry - I can hear this big 'dead' tree (that Norm needs to cut down as soon as he get the opportunity) creak on the hot days - demanding our attention before it lands on the bird deck - other than that I giggled- it rains on the weekends in cottage country for all the 'cottagers' that come up - they'll stil have fun!
I ventured out in Minden the other day and I absolutely thought everyone I encountered was wonderful! A neighbour drove by and yelled from his truck "How's Denny!?".. I thought for a second & yelled back "I don't know - she moved!" I realized he thought I was her.
lol - see I told you we resembled each other! He then introduced himself - he lives Up the hill & has horses & yes I can go & take photos! I just might paint a horse one day. In town I met a few shop owners who also knew 'Denny - all confirming what I already felt ' she is a lovely human with a kind heart.. no wonder my studio is so calming - I was in there last night until dark and my hands demanded I quit - not my heart.
I found a cheese store in Minden- Yeah! The cheddar with carmelized onions- OH my tastebuds! It's a tiny shop tucked away full of delicious treats- so glad I found it right away & the owner - I immediately liked him! One of those people I just want to hug- I can sense the good nature. lol I refrained as I am new to the neighbourhood. I tiny shop run by Betty (the dog lover) right next door - carries designer clothing - I'm treating myself to the little butterfly top' - I'll need something when company visits & I'm almost ready for company! Will you visit?
The house looks terrific - if I do say so - I'm officially unpacked - other than a few boxes with Studio stuff- waiting for a studio... the open concept makes me laugh out loud- for years my imagined dream home has had to have a long hall to throw a ball - from my bedroom I can throw the ball to the front door- WEEE - when the driveway is covered with snow we'll still be playing ball. A peek into 'my little wooden' studio - (below) - I find it bigger than the last two rooms - everything has been placed with TLC - while under THC- LOTs, I can't begin to tell you how much I love my little creative space - my work will speak for itself.
I have noticed already since I'm not unpacking as much I am smoking less... because I am content - happy even. Interesting. This home is my dream home, easy to clean, all on one level, all the 'luxuries' of a house in the city in cottage country - even a dishwasher! (No, I don't mean Norm) & on several acres... lot's to wander & explore & be inspired by when I'm not painting. Rodney (from the cheese store) told me of an ap. that outlines the property and I can put markers while I make trails & won't get lost - let the adventure begin!
The tent for company is next.. we've just decided where it goes & need to build a platform, then we can at least offer guests a 'glamping experience' - if company wants to visit but does not want to 'tent' Minden is building a lovely new resort! There are also several tiny places very close that offer sweet tiny cabin rentals - until we can build a sweet tiny cabin for guests - it will have to do. I would encourage all to visit Minden - Halliburton and Carnarvon (don't blink) for the perfect Ontario cottage country experience - don't forget Kawartha Dairy- there is always a line up - I think that's part of the fun. Today, it's cool - I'm listening to my favourite radio station Canoe FM & about to paint a humming bird with PINK/purple cannabis - different than usual. Next a fish for a friends cottage.
What will you create today? My words of advice this lovely Sunday:
Prayer changes things.