Monday, January 16, 2012

Today I'm Happy and Sad at the same time.

I was born and raised in Alabama... and as a kid I always said I would move to Florida. Well around 18 years old I did just that! That was so long ago but I so love the beach, the sand between my toes, the warm weather, the beaming sun, the smell of the ocean, the sway of the palm trees, the wonderful breezes and sounds of the sea gulls. Florida has been my home for most of my life but today I sadly say goodbye to the world and life style that I love so much- and hello to a southern life style I also love, but must get reacquainted with.

The moving truck is on it's way... and before the day is out I will be packed and on my way to Alabama. The last 2 years have been hard. Many of you know I've made trip after trip after trip to Alabama because of my Mother being sick and then again after her death. Well today me and the hubby will be leaving Panama City Florida and moving in my Mother & Daddy's home for good. As I said I'm happy and sad at the same time. You see we were all born and raised in this home so it means a lot to me. My grandfather built the house and the memories go on and on. But the truth is.... We can't keep up 2 houses. I'm just too old to keep up the money fight now so I have to let one go.

So today... I trade in my palm trees for pine trees. I trade in my seafood dishes for pinto beans and cornbread. I trade in the sand on the beach for clay on the creek banks. I trade in my pina coladas for sweet tea. I trade in my swim suits for hiking boots. Goodbye Friday night pizza delivery and hello deer meat and gravy. Today I get ready for mud on my feet instead of sand between my toes.

The positive side is... I will be cozying-up to a roaring fire in the fireplace now. My 2 brothers will be my neighbors so we get to share in a lot more family gathering. I will be living in the country instead of in the city limits so I get to enjoy nature which I love. I get to take long walks down little mountain streams and pick wild flowers. I get to look out my window at the deer feeding. I get to make pine-comb wreaths and mint tasting treats. And last but not least... I have a lot more room to garden. :)

Time to turn a page in life, 


~~louise~~ said...

Oh Pam, I'm so sorry I wasn't here to send you off. I can just imagine the tangle you have been in for all of this time.

You know I am so delighted for you in that you will have more gardening space. Just think of the beauties you will be able to plant. Don't even tell me you have a Magnolia Tree! Never mind, do

Wish you and your hubby much happiness in your "new" home. To tell you the truth, I can just as well visit you in Alabama as I can in Florida, lol..."See" ya soon. I'm sure you are still settling in:)

P.S. Happy Coffee Break Day!!!

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