It’s an anniversary celebration!

On this day three years ago we pulled up into the drive of our new home here in the country.  We never imagined we would be here, and yet… here we are!

As stated in yesterday’s post we have had a rough time of it this year.  That said, we wouldn’t change where we are for all the world.

It is a good place to be and we love that we celebrate our move on, if you will, the “4th of July Eve.”  We celebrate our freedom from city life, and the freedom of our country with equal enthusiasm.

Happy 3rd of July!

Three and one half days of driving, all the boxes were unloaded, the dogs were exploring their new back yard, and I was exhausted, but happy!

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12 thoughts on “It’s an anniversary celebration!

    • pixilated2 says:

      Yes, though I often don’t give us credit for all we have done. There is so much that needs to be done that I feel like I’m drowning in the “to do list,” and yet suddenly this spring it felt like we really had gotten something accomplished. I don’t get out as much as I would like or should. Then one day in mid spring I came down our little road and could see the whole picture. That’s when I realized how much we have actually achieved! But does the list really ever end? Don’t we always have some little project we are working on? It is what keeps us going I think.

      • Deb W says:

        Hi Lynda, So sorry to hear about your cockatiel, but at least the little guy had a great life while he was with you. Kind of makes up for all the nasty things in his life, right?
        You are SO right about keeping one eye on the accomplishments while chipping away at the “artesian” to-do list… Who was it that said “Nature abhors an imbalance”, or something like that? And no, you’re never truly done (’cause remember, “gravity never sleeps” – that’s the curse of creating something. ; )

        • pixilated2 says:

          Thanks Deb. And since you asked, well the teacher in me wants you to know that it was Aristotle: “Nature abhors a vacuum.” 🙂

  1. Bob Zeller says:

    I am sorry for the loss of your pet, Lynda The Cocketeil (sic)and the Toucan are my two favorite pet birds. Maybe I should go to Costa Rica. 🙂

    We are dog people, and have had dogs for as long as I can remember. The last several years it has been either a Lhasa Apso or a Shih-tzu. It is so hard to lose one, and we always say that we won’t get another one. But after a few days…………………….

    • pixilated2 says:

      Thank you Bob, didn’t know you ever came here. But glad you do!

      We actually never set out to have a bird, but felt compelled to save him from the preschool. Once he was here we of course grew to love him in spite of his feisty attitude. We are cat people who became dog people. I feel that dogs are more care and maintenance, but then they appreciate you more too.

      I look forward to seeing your Toucan pictures… and would swoon if you could catch the ultra elusive Quetzal! 😉 If you get there be sure to look up the Woolfs. They are amazing photographers like you!

    • pixilated2 says:

      Thanks Ginger! It isn’t the most clear since my sister took it using her phone, but yes, I was excited and very tired. LOL! I came here in April to look for the home, then had to come back and sign all the paperwork and pay for it. Then I had to go back to California and finish my contract year with Pomona School District before we could leave and move in. That was hard.

  2. Teresa Kasner says:

    I’m glad you’re enjoying your country life. We live on 5 acres in Oregon and I love it. I invite you over to my blog to see my photos of our little country 4th of July parade. Nice to meet you!

    • pixilated2 says:

      Hello Teresa! Nice to meet you as well, and I loved your parade! BTW, Was that you sitting on the back of the black antique truck? (Went back and looked again… Maybe not?) Please stop by anytime!

  3. Deb W says:

    OMG Lynda, You’ve no idea how long I’ve wondered (and how many times I’ve asked) about that! Aristotle, holy cow! Well, just goes to show that a good idea never gets “old” Thanks SO much!! : )

    • pixilated2 says:

      Deb, I must confess, I didn’t “know it” I had to get Google to mine it for me… LOL! But, glad to be of service, none-the-less! 😉

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