The work week has started and thank god I'm back into it. I was getting a little worried about myself last week when all I could think of was being able to retire. Fat chance of that for a very long while:) Well so, I'm getting up and liking my work day again. Funny how you can accomodate yourself if you really try. I keep thinking of all the fantastic things I'll do when I get home from my day. After stopping at the grocery store for some fresh fruit and vegetables and getting dinner on I threw off my work clothes, got into my jeans and took a really beautiful walk up the road. Madeline's dog, Rooster, accompanied me (he was a real gentleman and did not chase one thing) and the chihuahua didn't even realize he was missing a w-a-l-k because he was down helping Jerry with the chores.
There's a place a little up the road that may be for sale. It's a beautiful piece of property that sits at the opening of a small, wooded canyon guarded by two rock towers. It borders National Forest and there is not a human soul beyond that point. There's a bit of spring water and it has a good well. I know for a fact it's kind of bear-y up there because the woman who used to rent the place called 911 this past summer when a bear scratched her screens off to break into her kitchen. We had all sorts of vehicles racing up the dirt road to rescue her. Anyway, I got to thinking again about downsizing - selling our place and buying something that we would be able to pay off shortly. THEN I may be able to work part time instead of 40+ hours a week. This place has a ratty old single wide trailer on it and a few outbuildings. And bears are prone to break into the kitchen BUT.... we could pay it off completely and then begin to build a small, very green home ourselves with all the extra time we'd have. What a dream! It'll happen.
I actually did get some quilt pieces done this weekend despite the fact that I'm not sure why I ever started the darn thing (and that I'm convinced my time on this lovely old Earth will be up when that quilt is finished). It turned out to be a very pleasant afternoon, however, with the Spring sunshine streaming in and my little old Singer humming away.
Hope everyone is enjoying their week, too.