Author Archives: Silver Willow

so, so much

…going on.

The new baby, in the family, of course.  We got to go see them Friday night; had a nice visit but it wasn’t timed out well because only about 15 minutes in, and it was nursing time, then the hospital photographer came by for a photo shoot, so….not much time spent with them.

And I woke up this morning at 4 am, and couldn’t get back to sleep.  So much going on right now.  The contractors are gone, but the tub/shower reglazing guy comes at 10 am this morning.  He’ll do one today, one Wednesday.  Plus, we are in the ‘go through all our shit and decide what we really want/need to move, and what we can/should part with’ mode, for every closet, every drawer, every storage shelving unit in the garage.  It’s daunting.

Plus, mental lists (must make them physical lists soon to get them off the mental list) of all we need to do to prepare to move.  Realtor for the sale to pick, contact, set up initial meeting.  Things like our Home Warranty plan that we’ll need to notify to stop here and start there.  Movers, and perhaps storage companies, to research, contact, meet.  etc. etc. etc.  It was plenty to keep my mind spinning when I should’ve been sleeping.

So, I’ll tackle a few drawers/cabinets this morning.  I plan to do that in the mornings, and retirement relax in the afternoons.  (and I suspect a short nap might be my future this afternoon after only 5 hours sleep last night.)  PLUS, I need to get back in the habit of reading your blogs.  On my to-do list as well!  Hope you are all well!

Serenity-1 day old

Here are some absolutely adorable photos of Serenity, at one day old.  We weren’t able to go see her last night; we are going tonight, so there will be another round of photos tomorrow or Sunday.  I think her coloring is gorgeous for a one day old baby, but it’s not like I’m prejudice or anything.  LOL

Serenity 1 day old-b


Serenity 1 day old-a

I’m a great grandmother!

My oldest grandson’s girlfriend has given birth.  I know….I haven’t talked about it.  Rather embarrassing.  But, here is my sweet great-granddaughter Serenity.  I can’t wait to go see her tomorrow/Thursday night!

new born-1



1st day-night

There is a really adorable photo of my grandson gingerly picking her up and kissing her, but I can’t seem to get it to load.

:: love ::

why, hello!

I’m baaaaack!  🙂

Construction is winding down; they should be done/gone by tomorrow/Tuesday afternoon, or Wed. at the latest.  We got back into our bed/room/master bathroom Saturday, and hubby has rented a small storage unit and started to move stuff into there so our place looks less crowded once we put it on the market in January.  He’ll bring it back and close out the unit on moving day.

Here is what our master vanity area looks like.  I’m really please with how it came out.

(cabinets are a crisp white.  Sorry for the shadowing.)  Nice clean, neutral; should help sell.  🙂


In the past couple of days, I moved over my custom domain ‘’ to this site, too.  Either bookmark should be fine (and thanks.)

In the next couple of days I will be catching up with all of you.  I hope you are all doing well!

the crux of the issue

…re blogging…now…is that I can’t stand being in my office where my pc is.  I can’t stand being around a room filled with boxes and crap.  Not only because I’m OCD but because I suffer from moderate claustrophobia, too.  Yes, I could take this new laptop downstairs, but I HATE using the laptop thing that is instead of a mouse/keyboard, and I don’t want to take all the peripherals downstairs to make it more comfortable.  And posting from a phone sucks even more.

On the plus side, they are supposed to be done by Friday; so only one more week to go, then I can get back to normal.  (or as normal as December, one month before you put your house on the market…gets.  LOL)

Miss you guys!  Will catch up next week!


Once again, apologizing for being MIA lately.  The house is in a complete state of disarray due to the upstairs construction.  The noise pollution is 8 hours a day.  For someone OCD like me, it’s driving me absolutely nuts.  I thought I could go to my mom’s, but she’s having plumbing repairs and floor repairs herself, so there would be no respite there.  I’ve slept (we both have) four nights in a row now on sofas, because the blow up bed is too low to the ground for me (with my reoccurring equilibrium problems).  I’m just trying to keep my head above water.

Now, add Xmas decorating to the above.  Sure, I could wait another 10 days or so until they are done, but then I’d barely have 3 weeks of decorations up.  Not acceptable.  So later this afternoon I start.

I need a vacation from this so-called ‘retirement.’  No where to go, no where to hide.  😦