Sunday, September 09, 2007

Loving the simple things that we missed.

A few rambling thoughts....

It's wonderful to be HOME. Both Mrs. Twisted and I lived in homes in the past and you really take a lot for granted until you do without simple things living in an apartment. This is the first weekend of just relaxation since the move. I spent a week in Mexico on business and Mrs Twisted went back east. Well the simple things we did may seem a little surprising to some. We lived in a quiet apartment complex for the first few months and it slowly got to the point where it was hard to eat in our kitchen/dinning table. Kids playing outside and the loud neighbors. It came down to sitting in front of the TV and drowning out the noise of everyone with fans and TV. I never realized how much we were driven out of our place just to get away from the noise. We now enjoy our meals in peace and quiet in our "Home". I can cook again and create wonderful meals knowing that we can enjoy the time. OK here is one, We washed the cars today. I know that sounds crazy but imagine not having to go to a drive through car wash but using a bucket and sponge. I know it's small but it all adds up. We relaxed at the pool today after the car washing and enjoyed the sun, did some knitting and floated in the water. Heaven to just relax and enjoy the time together with no feelings of we need to go somewhere to get away from this iratation. We chose to take a walk in the late afternoon. We weren't able to safely walk in our former neighborhood and to be honest it was depressing. We're living in a suburban residential neighborhood now. We discussed walking and thought why not start slow and work up the distance over time. A mile and a half today and we'll add another block each week or so. When we came back we relaxed on the balcony and felt the cool ocean breeze washing over us. The sun easing into the evening hours. We have our own washer and dryer again so we can do a load of laundry anytime we want... I love it. Dinner was lemon pepper pasta with albacore. mmmm No left overs tonight. Not looking for the rest of the week but I know it's only 5 days till the Yarn Harlot comes to town. Oh the lace shawl is on the mends. :)

9 comments:

  1. I spent most of my adult life in apartments etc... I know where you're coming from.
    Since we have been here it's opened up a whole new enjoyment to mundane chores others would not waste their time on weekends for.

    Course the hot tub helps lol

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  2. it sounds absolutely like a perfect day!! glad the Mrs is home safely and enjoy your new suburban life. there's a lot to be said for the 'burbs! not very punk rock of me, I know, but I love the mellow life.

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  3. Anonymous8:41 AM

    I am glad you have found peace and contentment in your new home.
    -punkin

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  4. I'm so glad you guys are happy there! Can't wait to see you all this week!

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  5. It is great that you are happy in your new space. We've been living "out" for 26 years now but the empty lots are all filling up. The good thing is that we have an acre of land and no chance that any new houses can be built next to or across from us. Still, we leave all the windows and doors open at night and listen to the crickets and birds and watch the deer cross our front lawn in the mornings. Very cool stuff!

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  6. Congrats on your new place! We loved moving to a house because now we can do laundry whenever we please! (Not that we ever *want* to, mind you, but we don't have limits put upon us by other residents as to when we can pay for the privilege of using their washers.) It sounds lovely!

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  7. Glad you're happy in your new nest!

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  8. i'm glad you guys found a place you can call home :) apartments can be so crowded, i could never do that again after having a home, you guys are awesome!

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  9. How wonderful that you and two are relaxed and feeling at home. That is what it's all about.

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