Sunday, July 21, 2013

The Yay and Boo of CHANGE!

"If you don't like something, change it.  If you can't change it, change your attitude." (!)
~ Maya Angelou

Times have been troubling here in the high desert.  A battle has been lost.  Lady Blue and I had hoped we would live together until she took her last breath.  We have been unable to over come family members with more clout, connection and legal know-how than either of us has or could afford.  Last week she was appointed a guardian (it was voluntary and we both agreed to it). Then the Tall Texan and I were both fired. 

 Funny how life can turn upside down in a heart beat.  Lady Blue is being moved to assisted living and her house sold.  I found a rental home some 30 miles away.  And, yes, once again I am packing.  Lady Blue is blue indeed but she will survive this event, as will I.   We will remain close.  There has been far too much hard work to get to know one another, too forgive and to forget, to let go of it now!


 The Tall Texan remains a dear friend to "his Ladies".


Signed a six month lease to a neat rented home.  Six months to think.  The landlord allows two dogs and a kitten!


Then today the spirit was uplifted by finally finding a great deal on a beginner bike (Gotta love Craig's List and oh yes, the Tall Texan). 


When life is gray and feeling pretty dismal...there nothing like the open road to free up feelings and remind one that tomorrow truly is a new day.  Starting over at 65 is not the end of the world!

Yup, just a girl and her BIKE!  


And one more time...thank you Tall Texan ~ you are my hero!


Brian Miller said...

so while it sounds like a hard turn up front, you got a few good things out of it...enjoy that bike...smiles.

sage said...

Does sound like you're undergoing some changes--I have been enjoying my time in Nevada--there are only a handful of people left in Virginia City (but then it's been 25 years since I lived there). I'm now at a conference at Tahoe for the week.

WR (aka Melinda) said...

Hi Brian and Sage:

Yup, life throws curve balls. It also moves on and so do we all. Lady Blue will be fine. Her memory is so short she get in her zone in no time.

Sage hope you enjoy every moment of the conference. Tahoe is a treat!

Brian Miller said...

so have you been out riding yet?

A Plain Observer said...

Well, it is true what Campoamor said
"In this treacherous world nothing is the truth nor a lie. Everything depends on the color of the crystal through which one sees it"