So, it has been a long and interesting month.
Mom suddenly became very ill. Brother and I could not agree on her care. Brother won. Mom passed. Much unrest around this.
Thank you all for the notes of concern due to my sudden absence. I greatly appreciate the thoughts. Having my Mom pass was a big shift. Fighting with my brother was a huge anxiety until I hired an attorney. Now she is fighting for me. So, as time is passing, I’m feeling stronger and headed in a positive direction.
As you may remember, our well had run dry just before Mom became ill – and we are still on the well-drilling waiting list. Having no water is a bit stressful however I now have empathy for pioneer women who had to go get their water daily. Luckily, we can have water delivered while we wait. The horses are OK. Our laundry is not.
Through this, I have done quite a bit of contemplating. And, I have decided that I’m done trying to make a round fit into a square hole. As much as I love the town of Paso Robles, this property I chose is not good for horses. Hubby and I had a heart to heart and we have decided that we will move back to Grass Valley in a year’s time. Now… Grass Valley wasn’t perfect for Hubby, but it was a lot more perfect than Paso Robles. So, he has agreed to go back. Potentially, when I’m done working, Hubby will find a job somewhere in his wheelhouse (nuclear) and we can move to a mutually loved horse property somewhere we both want to live. But our near future will most likely bring us back to Grass Valley.
So, all of that was a lot to deal with and I just didn’t have the smile to write about anything.
Today, however, is the start of a new month, the upheaval has settled and I’m looking forward to a new opportunity to help a horse in need! (I’m smiling) And, we are not near any fires, so that’s a win for us. (Poor California’s people and animals… CA is on fire.)
I know many of you worried about us, and I’m sorry for that. Norma is fine. She is definitely an older jenny and she hates the flies/the heat, but she’s here. Everyone is OK. I have not seen Dalton since Mom’s issues and death, but I plan on visiting him starting the middle of September.
Oh, and I need to add… since we are drilling a new well and since we are planning on fixing up the GV house before we go back there, I will be working a lot more. So, I am guessing that I will not write every day, but I will continue to write about it all, for sure.
Amazing what can happen in just 24 hours… One day Mom and I were celebrating her birthday, the next day she couldn’t swallow, I took her into the ER and 3 weeks later, she was gone.
One just never knows. Carpe Diem. Move where you are happy!