Sunday, February 8, 2015

We've Moved to Missouri!

"I'll give you this to take with you:
Nothing remains as it was. 
If you know this, you can begin again, 
with pure joy in the uprooting."
Judith Minty, Letters To My Daughters

No "uprooting" is without planning, work, difficulty or packing. Since my last post, Rob and I, along with our two big, beautiful, boy cats, packed up, sold our home in Plantation Florida and moved to the university town of Kirksville, in rural northeast Missouri. The move was neither easy nor painless - I don't imagine moving ever is.
When we arrived at our new home, the temperature was in the teens and I had a roaring migraine. It took about six weeks to unpack all the boxes at which time winter had arrived in her gleaming cloak of sparkling white.
I love my new home. It sits on the edge of the woods. My backyard is filled with birds, deer, raccoons and squirrels. The nights are dark and the sky is ablaze with stars, shimmering like white diamonds on black velvet. It is also quiet. When the snow lays heavy on the ground, it is almost silent, except for the calling of the owls. This morning I thought I heard coyotes howling.

I think of Plantation but have no regrets about leaving. The studio is organized and slowly getting up to speed. The boys, a/k/a the cats, love to bask in the sunlight pouring into the studio from the southern and western facing windows, as you can see here.
I joined the local quilt guild...Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild - what a talented and welcoming group of ladies. During these long winter days, I spend my time reading, researching and designing in my warm, sunlit studio. 

I'm loving this slower, gentler pace of living and I promise to post more often as I travel this new path, in this new state, in this new town and in my new home. 
If you would like to leave a comment and I hope you do, please click on the post title, We've Moved to Missouri and the Comment dialogue box will open.  Thank you and Enjoy!


  1. It so good and reassurring that you are enjoying your new home. We are moving to NW Arkansas in the next couple of months. How difficult was the house hunting? So happy that you sound happy and i hope we find a quiet country home like you so i can see the stars and hear the owls.......Hugs! deb

  2. Deb, I do hope you find that quiet country home in NW Arkansas. We bought this house back in 2006. My husband stumbled upon it and although it needed work, the location was just right. Best of luck in your house hunting and thank you for visiting. Send me photos when you find the house. S.