I Will Always Be A True Maringal.
Sunday, January 10, 2021
I am a full believer that no matter how difficult things can get, you got to do what you have to do. Well friends, instead of me being a “marinate” in my beautiful California neighborhood, I have transformed (just a little) into an “Austonite.” Yep, I did it! I made the huge move to a new state and a new life. I packed up everything even through horrible neck issues and moved myself to Texas to be close to my beautiful daughter and family. I am now a real “MiMi” to my 16 month old grandson!
The move was horrible, moving is cruel. No doubt about that one. Because of Covid, I had little if any help packing, arranged the move, transporting my dog Bernie and myself to Austin, unpack in a house I recently purchased, live with my daughter et al for a month because I had no appliances yet and the delivery was delayed because of the virus.
But tonight, I am home at last. I still have no appliances (delivery is next week) but I needed my space and I decided it was time to test the waters and move into my new house. So Bernie and I are adjusting slowly, still no window treatments but somehow I do have privacy throughout much of my home.
I no longer live in a cottage (in Marin) but this house is sort of like a cottage/tudor. I am taking my time decorating; I have to get the feel of the house first. It’s a huge adjustment living in California all my life and leaving my beautiful Marin forever. I am homesick but each day seems to be an inch better. I will never love more than what I left behind, but being close to family now is the upmost best thing I could possibly do now.
I have been out of my comfort zone for a few weeks now, maybe even a few months planning this new adventure. I have been feeling the feelings and know that the anxiety I felt and the stress will soon dissipate and I will gradually move on with my life.
It is snowing now, something I am totally blowing my mind about. I have never ever lived in a home when it snows. It just doesn’t happen in Marin. The snow is breath taking, so magical. If this is a positive omen, I will definitely accept it. How beautiful it is…