Thursday, May 24, 2012

Life Keeps Rolling Along!

Wow...I cannot believe how long it has been since I posted.  I guess like so many others, when life is good and busy, there is far less time and interest in posting. Still, this blog was such a part of my life for so many years, I am not sure that I want to give it up. Perhaps, in time, it will shift into something new and serve a new purpose. I don't know.

Let's see...I note that I had promised pictures and info about "the ring." I tried to get a few good photos but have not had the best of luck. Let me go back on my phone and see if there are any postworthy.  The rings, which match, are white gold with a gorgeous Alexandrite stone.....This is the most beautiful gem I have ever seen and just recently learned about it. Depending on the light, one would swear it was a sapphire, or a ruby, or an emerald, or some unnamed turquoise-colored gem.  The color literally changes depending on the light. Right now, at my desk, it is a deep purple with a few blue highlight.  Eventually, we will probably have custom work done to put the stones into a more complex settings for the acually wedding rings.  For now, these are wonderful, and it is nice to have as a symbol of our love.

What else? We put in a bid and lost one house, but that was the Universe watching out for us! The next week, or so, we looked at an even better house with better property that had been on the market long enough that the owners were quite eager to sell and had dropped the price considerably from where they started.  In fact, they dropped it right into our price range! We may close as early as next week!  It is a beautiful 4-bedroom house on 2 acres very close to where the kids will be living.  Again...I don't have much in the way of pictures, but I will dig around through what I have and see what might be postworthy.

We have both been going through lots of old paperwork, trying to clear up old and forgotten credit cards, universal life insurance vs term life insurance policies, and all the financial paperwork that seems to come with adulthood. Sometimes it is so much to think about! 

Vicki and I have been living in what in many ways has been a state of limbo for over two years....knowing we were moving forward, living in temporary places, most of her belongings in storage, and after a while, that stress starts taking a toll.  We have both grown tired of it and are so ready to settle in to "our" life. Now, if all goes as planned by mid-July, all of her belongings will be in our new house, her beloved Prius will be parked in the garage ready to assist in my daily commute to work, the kids will each have their own room, and Vicki her own office, and we can begin building a life in what hopefully will be our happy, stable home for many, many years to come!

1 comment:

Lynilu said...

Isn't it nice to be at this place in your life? I'm really happy for you both,you especially because I "know" you better. I know what you mean about being protected by the Universe. I've come to such a good place about accepting "that which I can not change." I'm not always happy at the time but I have learned that if it happens, it was mean to be! Freeing!

Onward and upward! Hope you find your bliss. :)