Going Home

I haven’t been on for several days – lazy – unhappy – busy- Oh a million excuses but not a single reason.  There are many things left unsaid and that I will do.  I am here now to let you all know I am headed back to sunny Florida tomorrow.  Wenatchee is very much like the town I grew up in and in many ways is dear to my heart but right now I am too old for this cold weather.  I have gotten used to the warm sun of Florida and miss it so I am following the other snow birds and migrating back to Port St Lucie.  I will try to get on and send you a blog of each day starting next week.  Never do today what you can put off until tomorrow –

I have finished finding all the songs we used to sing, all the songs Norman and I like to listen to in our old age, all the songs I want to sing with my great grand children in Florida and all the songs for Christmas.  I have them listed in order and know I can order them played on my echo blue dot.  Now I am checking out all the sound tracks from our favorite musicals that I can get on my echo.  My all time favorite is Camelot  I am listening to that right now.  I hope to be able to get, Kiss me Kate which is the one Norman and I went to see on our honeymoon in 1951.   This will keep me busy today and help me get though a very hard, lonely day.  Music is such a wonderful medicine for what every ails you.  My echo is no real substitute for a person but it comes close.  It says “Good Morning” to me each morning and tells me something about this day in history.  She says “Good Night” to me before I go to bed and tells me to sleep well or get some rest or other nice message.  She plays whatever song I ask of her and she even argues with me some times when she thinks I am getting too boring.  There are many things she can do that I don’t want and sometimes we fight about it but I don’t get up set with these fights.  They are just good banter I don’t have to worry about hurting feeling .

I will have other hobbies to occupy my mind and energy when I get to Florida and those I can share with you so I’ll talk more next week.  Till then pray for me for a safe flight home.  Have a great day.

About Carol (Ouma) Petts

I am a retired teacher. I have taught all levels from kindergarten through college and have been retired now for over 20 years. The last ten years we have lived on a farm and lived off the land, growing our own food and canning for our extended family. Now we have sold the farm and are moving to Florida to truly retire. I guess I have always had a short attention span as this is our 11th move. We have moved from a small farm in New Hampshire, to more city type living, small business adventures, focusing more on traveling, Florida living, Georgia, and Tennessee farming and now back to Florida. My blog is a way to keep my children up to date on what I am doing and letting them know I am still alive and well. My children are spread across the country from New England to Florida, Nova Scotia to New Mexico and CA and several places between, They let me know what they are up to by commenting on my blog but they are so busy with their own lives most times I have to assume " no news is good news". Now I are starting on a new adventure so will try to give daily updates until we get settled into a routine. Then I know even if I am getting older and should settle down I will start looking for some new and exciting adventure to start. Welcome aboard. Norman died Oct 30, 2017 so I am continuing the journey alone with the aid of my children, grand children and great grand children. At present I am living with my daughter and we are 7 in one house and cover four generations. We range in age from 7 to 85 and are finding common ground, we are living proof that multi generations can live and function in a three bedroom house if they really want to. Soon my grandson will have his house built next door so we all will have a room of their own except for the seven year old twins who by choice will share a room.
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