"Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning." Psalm 30:5

Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Adventure Begins

This year has started with major changes in my life. After 34 years, Richard and I were divorced on March 3, 2010. I have decided to approach being “sixty and single” with adventure and joy. My brother, Maynard, helped me pick out a new GMC Terrain. He checked out engines, torques (or maybe tach??), tires, and that boring stuff. I made sure it had cup holders, lighted mirrors, and a place to put my purse. I even added some pinstripes!!! It has OnStar in case I get lost or need help. As most of you know, I will get lost. More than once. That will be part of the adventure☺ My son, Doug, and his wife, Leigh Anne, suggested that I come to Berkeley and spend some time in California before Doug graduates from law school in May. So . . . California, here I come!!!! I have found a sublet on Craig’s List for the months of April and May. My sewing buds will be interested to know that I will be within WALKING distance of Stone Mountain and Daughter. Doug has even agreed to go to Britex in San Francisco! Then it will be North to Alaska!!! I’ll be following in my daughter’s footsteps and spending the summer in Juneau. I’ll be taking the ferry from Bellingham , WA on May 28th. Sarah is actively looking for a place for me to live for the months of June, July, August and September. What 28 year old wants her mom camped on her couch? I’m looking for a seasonal job those months if anyone has any connections. I am booked on the ferry to leave Juneau on September 28th and will arrive in Bellingham on October 1.  (I can change the date at anytime but that is the latest I can return re the restrictions on my ticket).   I’ll return to Houston to regroup and help my brother with some home remodeling. I have stayed with him for three months – owe him big time☺ Then it is the big move. I am planning to move to Nashville, TN or Huntsville, AL near my daughter, Janet , and her husband, Nick. Yes, I cleared this with Nick. Once I get settled, I’ll look for a job. I’d like to give a big thanks to my children (all five of them), my siblings, and my friends for their support during the last few months. It has been tough. Also, a big thanks to my sister, Barbara, and her family for taking care of my two cats so I can go on this adventure.

16 comments:

vsmith said...

I'm sure your adventure will be lots of fun and a huge success and I can't wait to hear all about your travels. Vickie Smith

Peg White said...

What a great start! Love the look of your new blog and can't wait to hear all about your adventures! Peg

bettnott :) said...

A sexy blonde whose 60 heading to California - sounds almost like a sexy blonde in the 60's heading to California. The next few years may be the best years of your life!

tbailey6 said...

I so admire you, Peggy, your courage, your generous spirit and your sense of adventure! And, I might add, NICE WHEELS! You go, girl!

Doug said...

Nice blog Mom

Sarah said...

good job! i'm totally stalking you now...

becki-c said...

Looks fabulous! You must post often!
You are going to love that car, and have so much fun! We must get together and say farewell before you go!

Jan Lybarger said...

Yeah, it sounds like a movie! Be sure to keep your journal updated with all the "juicy" stuff! Remember to let us know when you're back in town. Our dinners won't be the same without you!

Lots of love and be careful, but have fun anyway!!!
Jan

Anonymous said...

Great way to let all of us tag along (stalk you) during your adventures. I'll look forward to a very complete report on those fabric stores. Stay safe and post often.

Anonymous said...

Peggy,

I'm so to see your new car and hear of all your wonderful plans! You are truly my hero, and I admire your spirit of adventure.

Karen/Tn

Janie said...

Peggy,

You have a beautiful GMC "chariot" there to sweep you up and carry you onward in style! We'll be traveling with you in spirit and will cheer you on every step of the way. And as one of your sewing buddies, I too want to hear about each and every fabric store you encounter! I used to go to Britex all the time when I lived in SF -- you'll be in fabric bliss!

Lots of love,
Janie

bluemooney said...

Happy adventuring! I'm hearing the theme from "Route 66" - with you driving west in your fun car! Will be following you here - keep posting, please!

nita crow said...

Dearest Peggy, I can only say, you are so rave, i am jealous of your bravery. Happy Trails to you and i look forward to spending time in Nashville with you once you are settled. I have never been, my dad graduated from Vanderbilt in 1949 - i have always wanted to go visit the town and music industry. We will always stay in touch...phone and email are wonderful....and this BLOG - you go girl....Much love always.....Nita Crow

Peggy said...

Hi Peggy! I'm so glad you got a blog, too, so we can track and enjoy your adventures! Drive safely and HAVE FUN!!!!

Anonymous said...

Best of luck to my long time friend. I demand you to keep this blog updated frequently! Be safe, have fun and most importantly, BEHAVE! PeggyK in NC

Stevanne said...

Peggy
Wonderful to meet you here in Berkeley and to learn more about you. Glad to share the fun places to visit. You are on the path--sharing your journey is wonderful for readers and for you. Great to discover your blog and to continue to share adventures ahead. Each day is yet another.
Thank you for new friendship.
Stevanne

see www.stevanneauerbach.com