It's the first Friday in November and I decided to check my blog. Sadly, I've neglected it for too long. Right now I'm sitting in a comfortable chair in my local Panera's typing this post on my new I-pad. I was supposed to attend a women's gathering tonight but I just wasn't up to it emotionally plus I'm exhausted. Didn't want to hang out at home because my hubby has a men's poker game going on. So....here I sit in front of the gas fireplace at Panera's surfing the internet. To my amazement, I haven't posted anything since July!
So much has happened over the past few months that I just don't know where to begin. In July my hubby and I met our son, daughter-in-law and grandkids in Niagra Falls (the New York side). We had a fabulous time! The American side of the falls are less commercial and frankly I liked it better than the Canadian side (more about that in another post). After spending a day and half at the falls, we traveled to Cooperstown where the main attraction is the baseball hall of fame. Cooperstown is a lovely little Norman Rockwell type of town except most everything is about baseball.
Our family stayed in a hotel outside of town and Dave and I stayed in a B&B within walking distance of the historic section of Cooperstown. We stayed in Cooperstown for 2 nights and enjoyed some activities there. After we said goodbye to our family, my hubby and I visited the old farm that my grandparents once owned near Davenport New York. It was only about 20 minutes from Cooperstown. This whole region consists of rolling hills and pastures. My grandparents farm is located in the foothills of the Catskill mountains. In another post I would love to share the story about how I contacted the current owners and they invited us to come visit. My mom and family have such wonderful memories of the place that used to be called Maple Crest Farm.
There have been a few activities going on at the Eclectic Abode namely, a half-finished kitchen remodel. Dave warned me to never begin a remodeling project in the summer because it interferes with taking long drives in his Camero. Sometimes I think that car is his new mistress!
In the coming weeks I hope to be able to share some pictures and stories. I've been going through some transitions during this time of my life and comtemplating what direction I want to go in.
My mom passed away in January of 2010 and I've worked with much of the agonizing grief that I felt during the first 6 months after losing her. I'm so grateful for the wonderful memories that we created together during her last few months living with me and my husband.
So...... that's where I'm at in a nutshell. Hope to be back soon with some stories to tell, and pictures to share. I'll be heading home soon, say hi to the guys who are playing cards and I'll go hide in my bedroom with my 2 little shih tzus and watch a little television.
Life truly is good. I feel positive and hopeful because I'm moving in a positive direction in my life. So thankful for my husband, family and friends. So grateful for my job that provides me with the opportunity to expand my horizons. So...I'm getting sleepy and I'm ready to head back to my Delightful Eclectic Abode where I always feel safe and cozy and loved unconditionally.