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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Seven months later...

Well, that was a long blog hiatus! I hope no one was holding their breath waiting for an update.

Wisconsin was good ... and then winter came and hooboy, was I not prepared for that. I thought, Heck, I've done a ton of NY winters, HOW BAD COULD IT BE? Hahahahahaha! Turns out, I did not enjoy it. I enjoyed it like a giraffe enjoys a sore throat, like an elephant enjoys a stuffy nose, like an ant enjoys a child with a magnifying glass on a sunny day ... you get the idea.

I've been back in NM for about 6 weeks now and could not be more content. Sunshine, fabulous temps, finding my bliss again living in my Bliss.

Bliss

I'm grateful for the time I spent in Wisconsin because it gave me great clarity about what I want and do not want. I really do love living in my little home on wheels. The sticks and bricks life is not for me. I love being able to travel on a whim, going whenever and wherever I want, following the weather and, most of all, being back in the southwest where I belong. I am HOME and right now, home is near Truth or Consequences, NM. In fact, I just changed my official residency to NM and that too feels great.

So, that's a big change and there's soon to be another. My older sister, Connie, has decided that Indiana is not the place to be (amen). She's in the process now of getting rid of everything that won't fit into a suitcase and will be flying here on the 19th of this month to start anew. She wants to be a nomad like her little sister and will start looking for her home on wheels when she gets here. Until she finds THE ONE, she'll stay with me, either sleeping in Bliss or in a tent nearby. I could not be happier for her or more excited for her. This is gonna be grand and it'll be so good to see her and spend time with her again. We've kept in touch but haven't seen each other since, gosh, I think it was 2010. I have the celebratory wine chilling and have stocked up on kleenex, she's already warned me she'll probably cry when she sees me, and not just because I look so much older now.

Jake and Tucker are loving being able to roam and run outside again. Ellen, my most senior kitty, shook off her mortal coil in March. It was time, and as with the kitties that died last spring, I'm so grateful that she left on her own terms.

Here's to you, Ellen. Thanks for sharing your life with me.


26 comments:

  1. Welcome back to the SW. Home. Hope you'll make it up to the NR this summer. Have missed you, and the furballs.

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    1. My sister has never seen the GC so it will be a must at some point. We'll see where the wind blows us this summer. Would love to visit the NR and you again!

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  2. It's good to know for sure where home is. I'm happy you are in your Bliss!

    Sue

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    1. Thanks Sue. Being away from home for so long made me appreciate it that much more.

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  3. Well hey, I've missed you too and am just thrilled that you are back in the place where you belong and feeling great! Bet there's more folks than just me with a bit of envy and wishing they could say the same.

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    1. Thanks, I'm thrilled, too! I was super envious of all the folks enjoying warm weather and traveling over the winter while my tires were frozen to the ground. My wish is for all of us to be where we're happy. :)

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  4. I thought I had somehow deleted your blog notifications! Glad you are back. So sorry for the loss of Ellen.

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    1. Thanks Cathie. Ellen is missed but I loved the time I had with her.

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  5. You're in a good place, in many ways. That's so nice to hear. I'm heading for NM in a week or so, and hope to see you there as I travel north.

    Welcome home! :)

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    1. I'm looking forward to our paths crossing again, Barbara! Connie and I will be around TorC until it gets too hot, then we'll head north.

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  6. Welcome back to the sand and warmth. Sorry to here about Ellen.

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  7. Your motor home looks great. What brand/make is that?

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    1. Thanks! Bliss is a 1990 Aero Cruiser.

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  8. Hi!!NM is great ,always enjoy the lakes and the state parks...enjoy your summer ☺.

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    1. Thank you, I know summer is going to be great! And next winter, too! :)

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  9. Glad to hear from you. You were missed. While it is nice to know where you belong, it is even more wonderful to be able to live where you belong. What a great adventure to share with your sis as she defines her dream. I can't wait to follow along....

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    1. Thanks! It's going to be a grand adventure :)

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  10. Welcome home Annie, Tucker and Jake! How fun to have your sister want to join your lifestyle - and how lucky for her to have your expertise as she's starting out. Hope the winds stay calm and NM gives her a big hug as it has you.

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    1. Thanks! I'm glad to help her as she learns the RV ropes. I know she's going to love it here, I just know it.

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  11. I'm spending my first extended time in New Mexico and am already feeling what draws so many of us to this state-- not only does it have loads of color and wide open spaces, but some of the friendliest down-to-earth people I've ever met! If you and your sis get up towards Socorro before June...give me a shout! I'm volunteering at Bosque del Apache, currently missing my furball but have plenty of feathered friends to share with everyone!

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  12. Wow, I was just about to delete your blog when something said, "Hold it Sister" and there you were....So glad to see you posting again...So sorry about Ellen, she had a good life with you...Onward and upward.

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  13. welcome back Annie. southwest has missed you and the fur balls. so happy your sister can join you and wish you both the best. Lucy in tucson

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  14. Hey! You're blogging! Sorry no one is spewing into your ventilation system anymore - see ya later, Ellen!

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