The winds of change they are a blowin' ...
I took a long hiatus from my blogs and even shut this one down for a while.
I'm not sure where I will go with this one yet...I am still determined to finish the PW Cookbook, but I'm not putting a time limit on it. No! I can't...I find too many recipes to try every single day.
So...since we last blog-conversed...
My dad moved into his own place...a cute little apartment downtown in a round building. It's a "Senior Citizens Only" complex with a very nice staff. He is still independent and he's happy there.
It took him a few weeks to get used to the idea and the location...I am happy to report that this has been a good move for our whole family. Mine and Madley's stress levels are much improved. I don't worry about my dad nearly as much. We've communicated more in the last month than in the whole 4 years he lived in our home.
Glory Glory Halleluiah!
Little Indy (our daughter who lives with us along with her twin 8 year old girls) is graduating with honors from college (Anthropology with an emphasis on Archeology) this Saturday. She made the President's list! Straight A's. I'm prouder than an Arabian stallion prancing in front of a pretty mare :)
Next Little Indy will prepare to take her GRE and go to Grad School to get her PHD. So...3 more years of college!
We went to her grad party held at her college last week; her teachers all told us what a great student she is and they love her to pieces. YAY!
Next item of business...
We're buying a house after 4 & 1/2 years since we sold our last house. We only looked at 4 houses and when we walked into the fourth one...I fell in love. It's a retro 1965 ranch style with a full finished basement. LOVE!
Now...I have been telling everyone that we are downsizing and getting into a smaller home. I was determined. But then...our Realtor showed us this home. It's in his neighborhood. It's a LOT bigger than we'd planned on...but the price is phenomenal! (If I'm anything, I'm frugal).
It took a little convincing to get Madley to stop looking at anymore homes and look at the possibilities of my dream mansion...but when I showed him where he could have a retreat/man cave in the basement...he flipped head over heels and is now just as much in love as I am.
The yard is like an English garden. The house had the same owners for 35 years and they loved to plant things...everywhere. Plus! there is a nice area all ready to plant a veggie garden...and trees! Mature trees. AND! a new roof and all new windows throughout...always a head turner for a man.
We may or may not gut the kitchen and put in an IKEA kitchen. TBD. If you can believe this...it's Madley trying to convince me :) I love the retro look...he promises I will love it more when it's done.
So I may be without a kitchen to cook in for a while. I guess I'll get a 2 burner cook stove and get used to microwave cooking and BBQ. I'll be sure to post before and after photos...if I'm still coherent after a major remodel.
Tonight I am shooting (no pun intended) a benefit basketball game between our city officials (including our mayor) and some retired Harlem Globe Trotters. This should be
I've missed you all so much...
Lindy the Sports Photographer/Homemaker