It was a year ago today today
that I closed the door to my much loved home in Louisiana
and began the drive to Virginia and our new life here.
It's funny how life is full of twists and turns.
When am I ever going to learn that I can't predict the future?
A year ago, I didn't let myself consider that in September 2012,
I'd still be mostly packed
and not moved into the new house.
I imagined that I'd be volunteering for CASA or some other organization by now,
but it turns out that my free time is nil until we get settled.
And that includes time for riding our much neglected horses.
We rarely bump into acquaintances that I thought we'd see a lot of after moving here,
but we've made wonderful new friends in unexpected ways.
Though things are different from the predictions of the crystal ball that I always try to peer through,
I couldn't be happier with the life that I'm living after a year here in Virginia.
Our move has been everything that we'd hoped for and more.
Now its back to the salt mines and another 11 hour day of painting and prep work at the new house!
Life here in Paradise is sublime....
Even with the paint fumes!