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Onward and Upward

gatl-ski-lift-2 wm2When someone in their twenties is just starting out in life, changes and new beginnings are expected. Back then, the changes in my life were great. I left my parents home on my wedding day and within a couple of years moved 1,200 miles away.

Moving brought my husband and I independence and better jobs. But soon after, life remained stagnant. Year after tedious year, I felt stuck and longed for change.

Who knew that after a half of century, and 30 years of marriage, we would get that major change in our lives. I thought this was the time when we were supposed to be settled and preparing for retirement. Nonetheless, we’re moving on to bigger and better things. A better job. A more comfortable place for our health issues. Nearer to family and friends.

Finally, we’re literally moving onward (forward) and upward (north) with our lives. The only problem with doing it at this age is struggling with health issues and a lack of energy to get it all done. Not only is it a 1,200-mile move, but it’s not a simple one either. Without going into boring details, the logistics are quite complicated. I know we’ll get through this, but it seems blogging will have to take a backseat for a time.

I’ve decided to pre-schedule some posts with my favorite photos. So, the following blogs after this one will have comments closed until such time that I can getΒ  involved again.hugsks wm (800x590)

I’ll be tied up from being able to visit blogs as well. I’m going to miss you guys, but I look forward to hanging with my blogging friends again from our new home (which may be with Mom for a while until we can find something).

Thank you to those of you who have supported me through these changes since my husband’s accident. Truly, you’ve held my hand through a laptop screen. I’ll be back visiting your blogs when I can. Blessings to you.
P.S. There is a link below to fun, upbeat song. My scheduled posts will have some more of those.


I had to get away, from my old routine, let a new day come, start over again. I’m on my way. ~ Tommy Shaw, On My Way, Styx



32 thoughts on “Onward and Upward”

    1. Once we get settled, I do hope to meet up with you some time. I have another online friend (msg me on fb right now) who lives in the twin cities area. Who knows, I may just drop in on the both of you some time. Thanks for the prayers, Terri. Blessings to you.


  1. Best of luck and wishing you all the energy in the world for what lies ahead. I know you’ll need both. At 57, I just moved the entire width of the country. I say “just” because it still feel recent even though we left before Christmas of last year and arrived before New Year’s. We have been here on the West Coast over 5 months and I’m still feeling as if we just got here. It takes so much longer to make new friends and settle in. Of course, I moved AWAY from family. Anywho, take good care and I’ll be here when you return to the blog-o-sphere! πŸ™‚ ❀

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    1. You DID just move there. Five months is not long. I probably won’t even have all my boxes unpacked for a couple of years! I thought 1,200 miles away (the length of the country?) was bad enough. I’m exhausted thinking about your move. I need to go take a nap. Heh. Thank you for your support. I look forward to joining you in the blog-o-sphere when I get back.

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      1. My mother, who is blind, moved in with our family about 9 months ago. I finished an apartment for her in our basement. Not long after she moved in she found out she had cancer. Luckily I have been able to help her out and get her to all appointments. She is doing well. If she was not living with us it would have been very difficult.
        You will get through your family’s medical issues and changes. God looks after and provides in strange ways we do not expect.

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        1. You are so right about God providing. This good job opportunity for my husband popped up in perfect timing. We just need to get through the stress of a move, but I have faith all will be fine.
          The story of how it fell into place is here.

          Thank you for sharing your story. It’s so good that you are able to be there for your mom. May peace and wellness come to both of you.

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    1. Yep, navigating the changes is a good way to put it. Thank you for your support, EllaDee. I also look forward to getting back to blogging from the other side. πŸ™‚


    1. Oh boy, spring clean is right. I didn’t realize we had so much junk we acquired over the years. Some of this stuff has given me good material for future blog posts. Thank so much for your support, Angela.


    1. Thanks, Robin. It seems right after your return from a long absence, I’m taking off for a while. Sigh. I do hope to see you when I get back to blogging (I have photo-posts scheduled to keep it active). Take care.


  2. As strange as it may be to experience such a change at this point in your lives, it must also be very exciting. It’s good to shake things up a bit from time to time. Means we’re still alive. πŸ™‚

    Good luck and have fun!

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    1. So true, it is good to shake things up a bit. And,this time it’s with something exciting instead of heart wrenching like the accident. I realized I put “after 50 years” which sounds like we’ve been here for that long. I meant, after 50 years of life. But, I’m guessing most people got my drift. Anyway, I’m grateful for your kind support, Carrie. Take care, and I’ll see you when I get to Chicago.

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    1. Wow, that’s a lot of long distance moving, Jill. I only did it once when I was 25 years old, but I can’t remember back that far anymore. Ha. It’s exhausting. I appreciate your kind support.

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