Friday, February 27, 2009

We Made It!!

We arrived safely in our new home on Saturday evening. Everything was moved in and we were able to spend the night there!! I was exhausted and slept until 11:30 Sunday morning. Now, if you know me, you know that this in itself is a strange occurrence!! I'm usually up by 4 a.m. at the latest!!

I have all of my things unpacked and organized, for the most part. Andrew, on the other hand, is slowly, slowly unpacking and still sorting through things. He'll take a while doing this, and I must be patient!! My internet service was just started again today, and it is rather sporadic. Apparently, the wiring and cables are very old (like me), and the "cable guy" is coming tomorrow to replace them.

Oh, before I go any further, make sure to check out
that kitty tracker!! All of this moving must count as exercise because my weight went down again!! YEAH!!!

I've spent some time outside on the deck overlooking the Conodoguinet Creek. It is a beautiful view, though it's been a little nippy for sitting outside and knitting or reading. I looked up the meaning of the word "conodoguinet", and it is an Indian word meaning "a long way with many bends". And it is a long creek--almost 500 miles, and it bends and meanders its way along until it meets the Chesapeake Bay.

I promised some pictures, and I do have some. There are more, but I'll save them for another day!!

Sunrise on Wednesday Morning



As you can see, Scout and Miles have made themselves right at home!

I took this picture earlier this afternoon. As you can see by my neighbor's flags, it was quite windy today!!


And see what you find when you move? I hadn't seen this in a very long time. A friend of mine made this for me--the year on the back says 1989. It's now sitting in my corner cupboard. I wanted to get a close up of it because I think it is so unique. We'll see my entire corner cupboard on another day!

And what have i been knitting? Not much, not much at a
ll. I did manage to finish a dishcloth that I am probably going to give to Cara since green is her favorite color.



This is the mid-February KAL from Monthly Dishcloths. I started this before I moved and finished this afternoon. I like the self-striping yarn effect. I have several other projects that I'm working on--just not enough time in a day!!

That's all for now!! I'm getting a message that says a connection is loose somewhere!!



Beth

18 comments:

kadezmom said...

Welcome to your new home

YIPPEE

congrats!!!

Great job on the weight loss

Great daily bread reminder (feeling a wee bit o' conviction here)

Wow, that's windy

and my brain wore out!

enjoy.

Oh yeah, I LOVE that dishcloth. I really like how the stripes worked with that pattern.

grey like snuffie said...

YOU'RE BACK!!!!!! So happy for you...moving would be good for all us...sort through STUFF and get rid of extra PLUS finding lost things. Will be fun to keep watching as you settle in

Darlene said...

Yeah!!! I am so excited for you! Thanks for sharing the pictures....love the sunset....so beautiful!
Blessings,
Darlene

hakucho said...

Congratulations on your moving into your new home :)

Your circle cloth knit with the green self striping yarn is wonderful!!! (Will look great in your fabulous new kitchen :) )

Beth in NC said...

Congrats on the weight loss! I noticed that as soon as I pulled up your blog! Hallelujah!

And welcome to your new home! I pray you will meet some wonderful new heart-friends.

Blessings!
Beth

Aunt Kathy said...

I noticed your kitty ticker right away and smiled.

So did you only use the one color for the dishcloth and not two and just let the self striping do it's thing? It's beautiful.

Hey and God's daily bread is Carb free too, can't go wrong there.

Edie said...

Welcome to your new home!! What a beautiful sunrise. I love the Daily Bread. Will have to remember that. Glad to hear your daughter is well and all is going smoothly now. God bless!!

Edie said...

Oh... and Yay!! on the weight loss. :)

Marsha said...

I'm so glad you're back! Even more glad you are settled in and enjoying your new home.

Have a blessed weekend.

Angela said...

God has impressed you on my heart each and every day this week..((hugs))) Oh praise God for His love and faithfulness. thanks for the pics..just beautiful...Sure missed you,,lol

Omah's Helping Hands said...

congratulations on your successful move! It's not a wonder you slept much later than normal. Moving will do that to you.

Wife of Rob said...

Yay Beth!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so happy that you are totally in your new home!! How exciting!! And the sunrise view is breathtaking!! What a wonderful blessing from the Lord!

Jennifer said...

Whooo Hooo! You made it, Beth! Welcome Home!

Congrats on the weight loss...you are doing great!

Can't wait to see the pictures of your new home. I need you to send me your new address...I am going to my mom's tomorrow to work on my Pay It Forward gift. I was there today for 5 hours but it was to help my recovering mom (broken hip) babysit my 2 great nephews while my sister and niece went to a funeral.

Have a great weekend!

((hugs))

Denise said...

Woo Hoo, I am so beyond happy for you. Congrats on your weight loss my friend, love you.

Judith said...

Welcome to your new home and I'm so glad that you are now actually there. God bless you. Judith

Knittin Kudzu said...

Home Sweet Home! I am so thankful that you are all moved in. Congratulations! I can't wait to see more pictures! And, just think how pretty your view will be this Spring!

Blessings, Sandy

Kay Martin said...

Wow...already unpacked and moved in. Can I hire you to help me get all stuff in place and I haven't moved? Oh, the pictures are so beautiful. Our Father is so gracious to look after His children.

You wrote: I looked up the meaning of the word "conodoguinet", and it is an Indian word meaning "a long way with many bends".

I thought about your journey seeming to be a long way with many bends. I also have had a long journey and oh, my, the bends in that road!!!

By the way, I go to training for my first supervisory position in Census next week. I left that prayer request at your blog. I am believing I will get the position as Special Place/Community Partnership Specialist next. This will supply the funds I need in my new widowhood. Thank God for His favor.

Debbie said...

It's such fun to read about your new house. The excitement in your writing is so obvious! And congratulations on your continued weight loss. With all you've had going on, that is something to be proud of. I've missed you on Fitness Fridays.