Sunday, January 27, 2013

WE ARE ADJUSTING....

 We stopped for a bloody mary - it was so good  mmmmm
Above is our 'Town Beach' very quaint and peaceful.
 More of our Town beach
 Our Gracie-Blue growing up.  She is about 80 pounds now.

And ending with  the moon against a dark Winter's night sky.

We enjoy our weekends together.  Skipp is off on Friday and Saturday.  Sunday is his long day, and then the other days he is home until 3:30.  We are adjusting.

Our Town beach is lovely,.  The houses around it are mostly 16th century homes - all restored.  There are barns, and grape vines on over hanging wooden trelaces  and fences and widows peaks atop roofs - iron gates and horse troths now as flower boxes.  We try to explore every weekend and as we were out and about I was in the  mood for a 'bloody-mary'.  We went to a local pub and had one and it was delicious.  We are adjusting.

Gracie is all settled in.  She is happy being where ever we are.  Such an amazing, loving 'pack-dog'.  She is adjusting.

We were inspired by the Winter moon and wish we were better photographers to capture just how beautiful it was.  Hopefully you got a hint.

So, life is unfolding as it should here at our Bungalow and about Town.  We were boggled and bummed when the buyers for our home on 'The Trail' backed out in the 11th hour so now we are back to square one.  The clock is ticking for this short-sale deal to be viable - and that reality is harsh as it reminds us of how powerless we are over some things -  we cannot control any aspect of this.  Faith and trust are very important right now - we are adjusting

Well, the sun is shining today so I am going to get outside with Gracie - set a spell on our deck in the sun.  This I can control.  This I can do.  :-)  ALl of our blessings, and 'can-do's become more evident in times of powerlessness in other areas of one's life - perhaps that is why we go through such times - to remind us of all we are blessed with and all we direct in our lives amidst the uncontrolable.  Amazing huh? Looks like, we are adjusting.....



35 comments:

Muffie said...

Good luck with the sale! The town beach looks lovely-- enjoy!
Peace,
Muff

Finding Pam said...

Gail, I am glad that you are adjusting. My sister and I were talking about that last night. Those who can adjust and accept change will live a happier life.

Your town sounds so nice. Great picture of you.

Peace and love,
Pam

Diana said...

Oh Gail I saw myself sitting with you on one of those benches with a bloody mary talking about everything.
I am happy that you are adjusting, big changes are hard to deal with.
Love Di ♥

Jackie said...

Beautiful views that you shared with me, Gail...
As you continue to adjust with your dear husband and beloved Gracie, know that all things will work out...eventually. We have had my husband's parents' home for sale for over 3 years. The economy and the housing market took quite a hit...and houses aren't selling right now, but like you, we adjust...and we wait.
Sending you quiet hugs...
Love the photo of you. You look wonderful.
Hugs,
Jackie

Gail said...

@JACKIE - oh how I love to "see" you. We are trying to be patient, again, with the sale of our home on The Trail'.
Meanwhile, we are adjusting and finding our new rhythm.

@DIANA - oh yes, that would be great to have a nice pitcher of bloody-marys to share while setting on one of those benches - we could and would solve all the problems of the world or at least eel as if we did once we drank all those bloody-marys! :-)

@PAM - yes, so true. When we accept/surrender to reality we are calm and peaceful and even empowered. So nice to "see" you.

@MUFF - thanks Muff - glad you like our lil town beach.
Good to "see" you.

Love to you all
Gail
peace.....

Brite Mist said...

moving is always though - i am glad you and Gracie are adjusting well - as for the bloody Mary - count me in!

Sinder Ella said...

Love your pics, beautiful.
That beach will be great in warmer weather.
Sounds like a town that I would love to explore!
Blessings!

Gail said...

HI BRITE - moving is tough for sure, but we are all adjusting, - me, Skipp and Gracie - the pack!


@SINDER - hi, come explore!! Blessings to you.


Love to you both
Gail
peace.....

Scott said...

Gail: Any reason is a good excuse for a Bloody Mary!

Are you sure those houses are 16th century (built in 1500s). That's awfully early, even for New England.

Gail said...

Hey Scott - I actually meant the 16th century, NOT the 15th. So you are right! And ya, a bloody-mary anytime is the right time
Love Gail
peace....

Marilyn said...

Good luck adjusting and selling the house. Email me, as you won my give away from last Thursday. You can find my email in my profile on my blog.

Gail said...

HI MARILYN - we are finding our rhythm :-)and wow, I won!! I will email you.
Love Gail
peace...

Jane said...

Hi Gail, So nice to hear that you are settling into your new home and town. 16th century homes! Sounds wonderful - I love history - so this must really make for an interesting place to live for sure.

Hopefully a sale will come through for you very soon. As always, you have the right attitude - which is half the battle as we go through life.

Gail said...

Hi Jane - so nice to have you visit. Yes, it is a historic town - much to explore. And we are keeping the faith about our condo selling - it will all unfold as it should.
Love to you
Gail
peace.....

Cinner said...

Hi Gail, I like how you describe the town. It sounds very quaint. Man has Gracie Blue grown. oh my. Sorry that your buyers pulled out the last minute, knowing it will sell and as you say unfold as it should. You are right my friend, control what you can. I pray for your health, you look so beautiful in your picture, you exude sunshine! love you my sweet friend. ...hey!

Lola said...

we are all constantly adjusting to life.
It's not an easy task but the journey is worth it
....

Gracie is sooo cute

Gail said...

Hi Lola - so good to see. Yes, the journey we are on is just as it should be - yup.
p.s. I think Orlando and Gracie would have created beautiful puppies together :-)

Hey Cinner - you make me feel so good with your compliments and such. I/we do the best we can to roll with the punches and also the warm hugs - all about balance. Hope you are well, and remember, "I need you"!!

Love to you both
Gail
peace.....

Just Be Real said...

Gail thank you for sharing along with pictures. Makes it even more special. Hugs.

Gail said...

HI JBR-GRACE - so good to see you here. Glad the pics enhanced your visit.
Love Gail
peace....

Just Be Real said...

Gail, always thank you for your encouragement to me and my little one. Hugs.

Gail said...

HI JBR-GRACE - you are SO very welcome.
love to you and her
Gail/Annie <3
peace,.l

Rose Marie Raccioppi said...

Gail, You share such warming 'peeks' into your loving home and most inviting beach. I can feel the PRAISE you live and the blessings you bring to so many in so many different and inspiring ways.

Much love,

Rose Marie

Gail said...

Hi Rosemarie-
So glad you came by. Your presence ever felt in love and truth. Your words ever comfort to me.
Love Gail
peace.....

Margie said...

It's wonderful to be visiting you again and get a peek at your life.

I wish you much joy and many blessings in 2013.

Loved all the pictures.

Love
Margie

Gail said...

HI MARGIE - so good to be back in touch with you too - I love seeing your world on facebook and knowing how you are. "YAY"!!
Love Gail
peace....

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I am so glad you are adjusting to the move...I know it is not easy but your beach looks pretty...Gracie is so cute too

Paul said...

Hi Gail. I received your comments on my blog! Thank you for inviting me to your blog! Nice!

Gail said...

HI PAUL - SO glad you came by and that we are connected. I look forward to us getting to know one another.
Love Gail
peace.....

Amanda said...

I hope you are still doing well in your new home, and that you continue to settle. I suppose that your little town beach is wonderful to pass by.

Thinking of you and sending along love and hugs.

Andy said...

Happy that you're adjusting Gail.
Gracie looks great and, I can imagine, as long as she's with you, everything is all right with the world - which, of course, it is.

Gail said...

HI ANDY - glad you came by :-) and ya, Gracie is all settled in. Us too.
Love Gail
peace.....

Amanda said...

I forgot to mention ... I think we should definitely meet soon, also!!

Hope you are doing well!

Gail said...

HI AMANDA - lets email after Easter and see how we can meet up. Happy Spring to you.
Love Gail
peace.....

Poetic Soul said...

Hi my friend, long time hey.. Bloody Mary, rock on girl...... I'm happy to see you're adjusting to life, will read more posts after this one but am already proud of you

Gail said...

Hi Poetic Soul-
Ye, we are finding our rhythm, this is "home"
Love Gail
peace.....