My goodness time flies when you’re busy being blessed and having plot twists left and right! I literally blinked and 7 months have passed by before I even thought about another blog post, let alone had time to sit down and write one. Grab a cup of coffee and let’s catch up y’all, cause a lot has changed around here!
I was adamant for years that I was not going to have another dog after Tucker passed. Let alone get one while he was still here! Well, apparently God had other plans for me and it took someone close to get me there. I was preparing to take in a beloved 4 month old puppy following my trip to Virginia in Aug/Sept when the owner changed their mind before I got home. They were the ONLY one that probably would have gotten me to that point! It was then that I decided that if I was going to get a puppy, it was going to be my dream dog. Which happens to be a standard poodle!! I started researching the options of buying, adopting, different sites etc. My goodness the price and process of adoption is insane nowadays! I totally lucked out when Tucker chose me years ago and I rescued him. No mess, no fuss. I had all but given up the search when my Mom called. She found Woodson. We picked him up from an Amish Farmer up in Claire, MI on October 1st. It was truly God that day! Woodson raised his paw to let me know, “I’m right here Mom!” I picked him up and never put him down. That was it! Let’s just say my entire October was filled with potty training…
Woodson James Klink, named after the great Charles Woodson; was born on August 9th, 2022.
Selling My Condo
Let’s just start with, ‘who knew?!’ I sure didn’t! I had taken the week of Thanksgiving off to decompress and take some much needed R&R especially since it was the midst of my busy season and I had a slim window. I’m pretty sure God laughed. That Monday at 3:00pm I wasn’t moving, it wasn’t even a thought in my head! 4:00pm – 5:00pm(ish) I was texting my realtor asking if it was even possible?!?!?! Again, who knew?! God did!! Tuesday I had a storage unit and by Wednesday night the majority of my belongings were packed. (I’m purposely skipping a bit of the ‘why’ and some people showing their true colors…) But by Sunday my Condo was pretty much ready to go! Along the way I found some funny things that kind of proved that God knew I was moving all along. My freezer was packed & ready to go! A few weeks prior I had had a mishap and the power had gone off in the freezer. Well, I got lazy moving everything back late one night and just left everything in the bags still! It was truly a grab & go! Earlier this summer I had a *supposed* friend in need and was busy canvasing the town for boxes for her. Well, I still had a bunch as well as moving materials in my garage as she had run out of room! Including wardrobe boxes!! Again I say, who knew!?!? God did! December 7th my condo was listed, January 24th I accepted an offer and March 2nd we closed.
I truly do not miss my condo. It was as if that day I was done. It didn’t feel like home anymore. Chelsea didn’t even feel like home anymore. God gave me a mission and put me on a path that led to an amazing adventure! The only way I know how to explain it is it was as if a switch flipped in me. A switch that I didn’t know I had or had ever existed in me!
Scooby Doo Mysteries
First and foremost, I feel so blessed for the team that I was surrounded with! I truly don’t know what I would have done without my guys!! My realtor Matt, his #2 John and my money guy Brad. They definitely spoiled me and I couldn’t recommend them enough!! That being said… we went through quite a bit together! As my Mamaw says, everything is a “learning experience”! My house hunting was no different! Some of the houses that I picked ended up with some of the… well… mysteries. I have no other way of putting it to be honest! I ended up calling this journey ‘Scooby Doo Mysteries’ due to all the crazy, wacky, unexplainable things that we encountered along the way. The first house that I had an offer on went to inspection only to find under the house that it was falling down on both sides into each of the lakes that it sat on. I ran. The second house wanted to play games. I don’t play y’all. Karma. The third house hurt. They accepted another offer out from under me after my inspection. It felt like a knife in the back. I walked into the fourth house and just beamed! Serenity! My team was there by my side for it all and even turned my closing day into a giant party!! Truly a blessed way to start out owning a home!
Unfortunately in December Tucker deteriorated drastically. Tucker passed away in early January. No matter how much I prepared for it, it was still one of the hardest things to experience. I was blessed to be his Mama for 16 of his 18 years on this Earth and will enjoy every second when I see him again!
You know, I’m not sure if I like to punish myself, keep inhumanly busy or do the impossible? For some remarkable reason I decided to say yes when asked to lead the Costume Team for CAP Jr’s production of The Little Mermaid. Have I ever made costumes before? Nope. Do I have a stake in the production that would force my hand? Nope. Did I say yes? Yup. I guess I just like doing things that I’ve never done before! With my background in sewing, fashion and creativity; I managed to create and organize costumes for the entire production. Because very few were actually done previously and most of which needed fixing. My favorites? Flounder, Scuttle and the Blue Fishes! Apparently my costumes were being noticed early on, as I was asked to also lead the Costume Team for The Only Man in Town Show coming up in June. Don’t worry, I declined this time. I can officially cross Costumer off my bucket list.
I closed on my home on 3/6 after getting home from my annual DC work trip. However, I couldn’t move in right away! Talk about torture… My family and I kept our tradition of cleaning, pizza and toasting on the closing night. But the cleaning was sparse and that would be it for almost a week. You see, the hardwood floors are original to the 1962 house and I had a contractor coming to refinish them before I moved in. Especially since they covered the entire top floor and dust would be everywhere! The second they were done and I could move in, you better believe I contacted a mover and booked a truck. I ended up taking off and finally moving in the week of St. Patrick’s Day. Y’all know me by now and how I name everything. My house’s name? Serenity. It’s so peaceful!
Serenity: The state of being calm, peaceful and untroubled.
The number 7: Fullness, Completeness, Perfection.
Here is a reminder that it was truly a journey. It was a process. Definitely not a straight line to Serenity. But it was all a learning experience and an adventure that God led me on. God is with you through the trials and tribulations to get you to your destination so that you can experience what HE has planned for you. Because what HE has planned is so much better than you could have ever even dreamed of! Have a blessed week y’all!
3 thoughts on “The Last 7 Months”
I have a fox red Lab. He’s my buddy. But good grief at the boundless energy….
Nope! Woodson is a Standard Poodle! Although, still full of energy…
Ahhh… ok. My boy charges at me like a defensive end. Just because he’s happy to see me lol.