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Montage Monday

11 Aug

The best endings are the ones that lead to new beginnings.Mathangi Subramanian


The worst endings often lead to the best new beginnings. 

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis


New beginnings are always a good place to start. Sometimes I find myself stuck at the end, a constant juggling act. But, trying new things, venturing  “outside the box” helps push me towards the finish line. 

I’m loving kickboxing class at the Y, Zumba, meeting new people, and making new friends. My new house and new neighbors are great. My old friends are amazing. I have been blessed. 

Here’s a week on a peek. 


Sunday: Sights and Sounds in My New Surroundings

15 Sep

“Part of the process of beginning anew, or changing directions is to know where you want to go. I know this sounds simplistic and easy, but this is one of the most difficult of choices to make with clarity.” Byron Pulsifer, May Is Not Just For Flowers
Sunday starts out with a simple ” Thank You” at 9 o’clock Mass. A thank you for His blessings and strength. I have a lot to be thankful for.

I’ve started a new tradition. It’s called SUPER LAZY SUNDAY. I don’t feel guilty about not cleaning, doing laundry, or unpacking any of the quadrillion moving boxes. I give myself the day off.

So, today on super lazy Sunday, I decided it was a good day to take a walk around my new neighborhood. I used to walk at least five or six miles a day at my old house, and I haven’t walked in weeks since I’ve moved. It was a lovely evening, so I searched for my gym shoes and headed out the door.

There’s a lot of new construction, so I had to stroll down sidewalks that ended into muddy streets. On my walking adventure, I did find several humongous construction nails in the street that I picked up and tossed into the debris piles. (Side note- I had to buy a brand new tire last week because of a big nail.)

Here are a few pictures of what I saw on my walk.



I have a cute little park right across the street from me. I sat on the bench and looked up at the sky through the leaves. A lovely lazy Sunday.

“Part of the process of beginning anew, or changing directions is to know where you want to go.”

I’m not sure where I want to go, but I have a new place to start it in.


Friday Firsts: A New Home For a New Start

23 Aug

“I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself.”
Maya Angelou quotes (American Poet, b.1928)
A bitter-sweet day of old memories jumbled with new beginnings. I purchased my new home today. I can’t say that I did it all by myself, because my dear friend, Linda Grossman, (world’s best realtor) held my hand through every step of the process. She is amazing!

Everything went smoothly at the closing. We stopped at Mi Cocina for lunch and had a celebratory margarita. I normally don’t drink during the day, but this was a very special occasion.

Here’s to you,
Here’s to me,
Life will be great,
Just wait and see.
Now, here’s a funny story. You know how I’ve been finding my lucky feathers and pennies. Well, after our celebration, we walked back to Linda’s car in the parking garage, and there on the ground was a lucky feather…inside an enclosed parking garage…waiting just for me! That’s not all. Linda was amazed and said she never finds lucky feathers. We took a few steps, and there was another feather meant for her. It was a lucky day,

My lucky feather.

Linda’s lucky feather. If you believe, you receive.
Here’s the other exciting part….ta…ta…ta…da…! Drum roll please! My new house…