November, 10 - 16
A week has passed since Pepe's arrival. Things are not going as planned. We have worked so hard trying
to make progress, but we seem to have just scratched the surface. Maybe this Wednesday, once some of
the sold furniture goes out the door... things will start looking brighter.
All I can say is that we are exhausted. We were misinformed, and all 3 pallets of our belongings that
were packed in plastic totes, had to be unpacked and placed in boxes. We have had garage sales, moving
sales, handed out fliers and put adds in Craiglist; It has helped to sell much of what family members left
behind at one point in my house... yet, we have plenty more where that all came from. It's never
ending. I am not sleeping well. And my hands are tired of grabbing, pushing, pulling, shoving, picking up,
and writing long "to do" lists every day.
I am in overload. Pepe is on overload. A little panic sets in our hearts every once in a while when we think
of not meeting our date line, but we try to hush it.
I need to clear my head. A nice walk on the beach would do wonders for me. Can't do though, there isn't
any time. Ah, if only Pepe could have taken one more week, perhaps we could have enjoyed a couple of
days to relax before heading to Spain. With no chance of that happening, I closed my eyes and reached
out to my memory. As mental pictures streamed through, I remembered that one last walk along a
beautiful beach... A stop I purposely made in St. Augustine to fuel up on peace before facing the long
road leading home.
Worries are replaced by the desire to explore the gifts the tides bring...
And you become a child again, looking for that one special shell to take home...
You marvel at an infinite horizon...
Lively birds captivate your attention...
The ocean entertains you with rippling waters...
And transforms the sand into magical mirrors...
A walk on the beach allows serenity to fill your soul...
To my family and friends:
Firstly, I want to thank you for reading along these weeks. You don't know how much that matters to me.
Secondly, I wanted to let you know that I might not be able to blog again until I am in Spain. Please forgive me
if I don't visit your blogs. Someday I promise to catch up!
Oh, and thirdly, Pepe has promised me a walk on the beach, once we are settled in Spain. :)