Friday, May 23, 2014

Suspended. . . .

Service Berries in bloom, Bend, Oregon
Between Portland and Bend, Oregon, the main focus of Things I get to do today is to remember to breathe. It's been months since this blog has chronicled any of the details of daily life that fuel the body, the mind or the soul. During that time, we've slowly released the roots that keep us in Portland, while we extend our energy into the new land of Central Oregon. It feels like a very good move.

But today the house goes on the market, and the scurrying about to collect, pack and dispense of possessions begins for real. Life is no longer marked by the usual routines. For several weeks there is no tossing the toothbrush on the counter in the morning after brushing. The house must look very close to not-lived-in.

This blog, which has been silent for months, is suspended as well as my Handy Andy skills are put into full swing to make the move and the settling into a new space. When we reemerge in a couple of months, writing will be part of the things I get to do everyday, and the blog will resurface as "Life in a New Land."  I'm looking forward to seeing you there.  Blessings to you all!


  1. And only the best wishes for all your changes.
    Seeing you pop up today was such a pleasant surprise.

    1. Thanks, Joanne. I've not even been reading blogs for the last two months. Miss you and your family and the wonderful stories of ways that life goes on to become richer and fuller.

    2. So happy to see your words today,,!
      Now we are happy for you- and hubby---
      that you both will be searching the new land for where to lay your roots .
      The perfect place where your roots can stretch,

    3. Ah, Tweedles, you said it well. And thank you for the very sweet picture you sent me a week or so ago. Love to you both!

  2. I have missed your blog and writings. Bend, a great place to move to. Wish you all the best in the sale/move process.

    1. Writings and blog will come back: all in good time. Thank you for your well wishes.