The Calm before the Storm
20 April 2012 | Halifax
Alex, TGIF type of sunny !!
Say what ?
It's now official, our house has sold. With Dave's son moved out, Dave and I are now truly "empty-nesters". The dinghy is repaired and back, ready to hit the water. The misc odds and sods of boxes and bags are starting to move. Closets and drawers are getting empty(er), garbage bags are filling up, money is coming in and money is going out. A see-saw balancing act.
And here I am saying it's been a quiet type of week ?? What is that, the calm before the storm ??
But I suppose it's all in the little things, n'est ce pas ? We're pacing ourselves. Doing a little bit of everything every day. From green power juices in the morning (thanks Hunny for cleaning the juicer) to power walking in the afternoons. Gourmet homemade meal one night to pizza and wings (go SENS go !!) the next night.
And in between there's work, work and work. From work with a paycheque (for me) to retirement work (for Dave). From the dreary daily chores of cleaning house and doing laundry to the not-so-dreary daily task of picking up every single piece of item you own and wondering what to do with it. From taking pictures (my camera is now officially busted !) to taking measurements (was that inches or cm's ?) and hoping our "junk" becomes someone else's treasure. And in between there's fun, fun and more fun. Dinners with family, and dinners with friends, evenings spent cuddling watching movies while we still have cable (NETFLIX has been axed), keeping up with blogs and designing our boat cards.
And so we are cha-cha-cha-ing along, keeping our sense of humour in check, our love strong and nurturing ourselves (body, mind and soul) with wonderful thoughts and things. And I prefer to say no, it's not the calm before the storm. It's about having made certain choices and envisioned a new way of living our life that has us now happily dancing along and making it happen.
CAPTION : Beer Bottle Racing at SYC. All lined up and ready to move on.