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Friday, January 1, 2010

Looking forward to what 2010 brings! Happy New Year!

Looking back, 2009 was a busy year for us!
  • Survived losing my business, and DH losing his construction job due to the economy. Not to mention the money lost due to the recession. Lost some loved ones, and moved away from our friends. We spent 11 years in Virginia, so it was a bit sad to leave, but we had wanted to get back to Florida for quite a while and circumstances finally led to us being able to pull it off!
  • We listed our house in Yorktown, Virginia, and sold it. So much work to keep up with the clutter and cleaning for showings that most of the time had an hour notice!
  • Decluttered the house and the garage, storage unit time!
  • Spruced up the house, repainted in some cases and worked on landscaping which needed much attention after the two years we had with challenges and surgeries for both of us.
  • Moved to a temporary apartment for 4 months while waiting for DH to get a transfer for us to more (WITH a job, in this economy, there was no room for gambling)
  • Moved to Florida (where we wanted to be). And transferred to another temporary apartment. And we did all this with DH and I both NOT being able to lift anyting heavy! What a trial!
  • House hunting in Florida is something we are doing cautiously, what's the rush?

We are STILL here! And that is what matters! We are settling down again, and moved closer to family. We were not broken, just shaken a bit with all we did. Now, we plan on enriching our lives with the people we love this year and many years ahead! Our goal is to put our nose to the grindstone less and slow down to enjoy the blessings we have in our lives. We are close to retirement, and are starting to plan ahead for our lifestyle and simpler way to live, less hectic and more healthy we are trying to incorporate that philosophy into our next home. Sounds like a New Years resolution to me!



Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Happy New Year, Mary Ruth!

Mary Ruth said...

Thanks for stopping by! I have faith that 2010 will be an improvement over last year! Wishing you another year of great Blogging, I'll be reading!

Chris said...

Mary Ruth,

What a year you have had! You handled it all with such class and grace, just as I knew you would.
I am so happy you are finally "HOME". The next year holds such promise for you. I am excited to follow along this excellent adventure with you, my friend!

Love to you both, Chris (and Ed, too)

Mary Ruth said...

Thanks! Yes, and I only mentioned 1/2 of the stuff that we dealt with, no need... Life goes on.
Thank you so much for your kind words!

Yes, finally home. I know for the first time in 3 years we are looking up and can see a clearer path, that is why we are not rushing into anything.

I am so blessed by having friends like you to have near for support and encouragement! You are such a positive lady and see the good in people, I hope some of that rubs off on me!

See you Blogging around during the new year!

Sweet Designs said...

Hi again, MaryRuth, I enjoyed our telephone conversation today, we will have to make good with that until I can come and visit you!
Folks I can attest to all MaryRuth has been through this past year or two! She has the most faith and stamina of anyone I have ever known! I am looking forward to your journey in your new home, and in what you will be doing with your life, and when it comes to you, I KNOW you will be a success!
Love Ya !

Mary Ruth said...

I got tears in my eyes from reading all the wonderful things my friends wrote on here for me! I am truely blessed!

I know so much more about decorating with vignettes and photography since I met you! Thanks so much for teaching me! I wish I could absorb more, I need to just stop doing 10 things and concentrate on the photography! I love taking pictures now that I know what to look for and have a camera to challenge me!

Thanks Judith for all your faith in me and I am sure one day soon I will take at least one photo to post! I will email it to you first for approval! ha ha
thanks again sweetie for posting on my Blog!


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