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"Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful."
- Unknown

"That which does not kill you, makes you stronger."
- Handed down through the ages.

"Life's tough. It's even tougher when you're stupid."
- John Wayne

Sooo Tired.

Lawdy, lawdy, am I tired this morning!  It took one very persistent cat to wake me up while the 2nd alarm screeched away, all the way across the room.  I guess I should be grateful and not resentful of the dagger-like claws she had to whip out in order to get my butt to M-O-V-E!  ;)  Some day, I might have to bore you with the very human-like stages of paw pressure and no-claw, then-claw she uses to wake me up!

So, the beginning of the last chapter of 'Life at Swamp River Ridge' has started.  The credit union has officially begun the foreclosure process:  I've received the "30-Day Letter" that details if they don't receive payment in full by April 30th, "the mortgage has been accelerated and foreclosure has begun".  I could go into the if-my-ex-hadn't-walked-out-on-our-marriage deal, but that song is old and I'll skip it.

I've always been one to best deal with bad situations once I know the details.  As in, give me the facts so I can proceed.  So, as it pertains to that, I'm glad the tenuous steps of trying to sell on my own followed by seeing if a Deed in Lieu would work are over.  Onward and upward.

I've also realized that trying to divide my time between here and the little cabin just outside of town . . . and getting it all set up to be my second home . . . were really stressing me out.  And, right now?  I don't need any more stress.  Couple that with the knowledge that my time at Swamp River Ridge is limited, and I've made the decision to be here again, full-time.  And that feels absolutely right.  Whew!  

Don't know how clear this post is to understand.  I'm still asleep.  But, I know y'all are wondering how things are going and what the status is.

With that, I'll leave you with this picture taken early Saturday morning (the 31st).

March's final hurrah and the last snow of the year (I'm guessing).  Beautiful, huh?  And that's no April Fool's joke!  :)


  1. Enjoy what you want, whatever it is, while you can. Then move on and enjoy whatever THAT is....and we'll all be here for you, even if it's just through the computer :)

  2. Anything that gives you less stress is a good thing. And it will give you time for a longer good-bye to your SRR. Sending you an extra large virtual hug, my dear CM.

  3. Day by day, just as you are doing, is the right way to go. Keeping you in prayer while you go through this process.

  4. Thanks, everyone. :) I know I'm not very good about responding to comments, but I *SO* look forward to them! You, you, and YOU *are* helping me by "going thru this" with me!!! xo

  5. The photo of SRR is beautiful. I'm glad you're spending all the time you can there. You'll be there when spring springs! And nobody can take your memories of SRR away from you. Keep them close. hugs, Mollie

  6. Have yourself a nice glass of wine and a good cry, then do whatever you want that de-stresses you. Cyber hug coming your way!!

  7. Enjoy the time you have left, I'm the same way - once things are in motion I find a way to deal with it - that ability will serve you well emotionally in the future, but you need this time to close this chapter so I think you absolutely should spend this last bit of time there :)


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