Friday, August 12, 2011


You may have noticed that I have not written anything in here for awhile.  Nothing is really wrong ...yet everything is wrong.

It's the transition from one house to the next.   I did not do well with moving on with my life from the workplace to retirement nor am I doing well with this.

Please do not tell me to you are sorry..etc.... It's okay.  I am dealing with it every day.  I just need to say some stuff.  So don't be going ohhh Joan.... I'm not looking for sympathy ...just getting it off my chest.

I will miss my neighbours and friends in the hood.  You knew that already....but as time goes by I get misty eyed.  I know what to expect with the changing of the seasons...and today all the black birds (hundreds of them at different times) came by to visit my little pond reserve I made for them  and descended  on it. The sound was deafening with all of them enjoying the pond and all the bird baths.  Today I had Robins, blackbirds and doves fighting for a bath.  My neighbour next door has a huge pond....these guys fight each other for a bath in a bird bath...stupid birds....really... you assholes have a spa right next door.

Soon the Geese will be migrating. Our house is on their  flight path.  I will miss them shitting on my deck..or my head. Or in my wine. 

I worry and I worry.  Not only about this but will our house get sold. Right now it looks good.  You damn  Americans almost gave me a heart attack last weeks when you might have gone in another recession.  Your economy affects ours and yet we are doing so well.

So... I will trundle on....and worry.  YOU CAN NOT STOP ME.  But if you know of any under the counter stress relievers.. my ears are open.



Sally said...

Well, may I at least say I missed you!!

Carry on.


judemiller1 said...

I don't have any advice because every time I had to move (which wasn't much) I cried for weeks. BUT I am sure there will be nice things in your new place that you will enjoy--I hope there is. Not too scare you, but I haven't felt really at home since I left my farm house. I still want to go back there and live. It was where I grew up and where I raised my kids. I still miss it and I've been gone 20 years! Sniff!

Captain Poolie said...

No "poor Balonie" from me....just a wish for the best and to let you know how much I have missed you. Okay. All done. For now.

Susan said...

When we moved from our old place I would tear up everytime we went past it, for months. When you love your house, you put a part of your heart into making it a home. When you move, you leave a small part of yourself behind.

Donna said...

Well...At least there IS something I can say to you about the American economy...IT DOES SUCK! BUT, be heartened! We will be taking care of that little item in 2012! Even Our Liberals are realising They got lied to...
Now...What will your New bird bath look like? I'm STILL envious!

JUST A MOM said...

WINE,,,LOTS OF IT! I remember when we left my home state, I lived on the same street for almost 30 years. It was hard leaving crushed me, when the house was empty of boxes and all that was left was me and a pile of dirt I sat in the floor and bawled my eyes out. I STILL miss "home" after 25 years. Good luck with your move. I will just say it does suck but new adventures always seem to in the begining.