Drying out

…we are finally back from Undisclosed. Talk about a long,rainy weekend. We actually ate our first meal in the new house, in a matterof speaking, because we were getting a little punchy in thecottage.Not that I could have actually eaten rough stuff,because I was getting through oral surgery. I made Jim a roast beef and cheese hoagie, and we sat inUndisclosed Deux, and took it all in. It was nice being in thenew digs. Fortunately, I am off tomorrow, so off to a good night’ssleep.   ...more

The King's New Throne

We're in the process of moving into our new home, and over the last several days, we've slowly started bringing things from our rental up to the house....more

NaBloPoMo Day 3

http://caldreamsquirrel.blogspot.com/2011/11/under-construction.html Getting this in just under the wire......more

Spring Has Sprung!



When you're single, married people are always asking you when you'll get married. When do you think he'll propose? Are you bummed you're not married yet? What kind of wedding do you want to if he proposes tomorrow? ...more

New house, new business, same chaos!

Well first I'll introduce myself a little! I'm Liz, mum of two, soon to be divorced and now living with my partner in sunny Brisbane. He works for The Gummint, I'm in the last year of a Diploma of Photoimaging and starting my small business, Red Boots Photographic. The two little monkeys in the photo are R & B our rotten, beautiful, infuriating, creative boys....not twins, worse....14 months apart. I was 19 and stupid, what can I say. Anyway, this blog is my umpteenth attempt to discipline myself enough to sit down for 15 minutes daily and write....more

Grill Walk

"Honey, do you want to go for a walk over to our new house?"I knew something was up from the very moment my husband posed this question to me the other day, but I went along with it because I was curious.You see...Getting my husband to agree to walk the dogs with me is about as difficult as getting my husband to throw an empty milk carton into the trash...It's damn near impossible!...more

Yes, this is true...I never thought if it that way before!


Buying a House - a deeper journey of the soul than I thought it would be

Searching for, deciding upon and buying a house is an epic journey of the soul. Having almost completed this process for the first time at age 57, I am here to attest to the fact that much more than meets the eye is afoot in this process. I have found myself emotionally and spiritually engaged on almost every level in this transformative process. Everything one anticipates is far less than reality. This is The Big Stuff. It asks the following question on every level. “What is it that you really want, and what are you prepared to do/give up/exchange/endure in order that you get it?” ...more

Yes, Kazan, it is a whale of a process, isn't it? Living life attempting to be aware and ...more