Halloween is descending upon us. That means only one thing- the Holidays are right around the corner.
Now in my perfect world, I should be in Texas by the end of this month. That would mean that I would be in prime position to take advantage of a lot more sun than we get here in the Great Northwest for the above mentioned impending Holidays. And I would have maximum time to get used to the heat that comes along with that sun that will make me feel as if I might just be living on the sun by oh, say, next August if not sooner.
Chances are better than really good that I'm not going to be in Southeast Texas by the end of this month.
In fact, I may not be there in time to hang Christmas lights on a palm tree (or even a cactus if I must) as I have planned. No, I don't care if that's the first thing my new neighbors will find strange about me. Whoever my new neighbors end up to be, they will just have to get used to the idea that I could very easily end up as their latest form of free entertainment. In these times, free is good. Besides, I'll be from out of town so I'll have the perfect excuse to be weird.
Some of my friends have said that it would be great if we don't get to move until next Spring. Now I understand; they have a dog in this fight. They would like to have one last hurrah. Our house is the place where most of the fall/winter events end up at and change is hard to deal with. So for the time being, I am going to accept that this is where I am supposed to be and enjoy it as much as possible.
It's been great lately, doing all kinds of things that I don't always make time for. I am also using this time to be sure that my friendships are good and solid. I will need these people to get through this move and beyond. I have no intention of losing touch simply because of distance. I realize that things will naturally change, but I want to do my best for those who are here with me in the now and yet may still have space for me in their lives in the future. I am grateful for the chance to be able to reflect and appreciate the people I love while receiving their support for my future dreams.
So here's to a wonderful last hurrah, whatever and whenever that turns out to be.