I worked almost 30 hours the week before the new year at my new job. It was all fun and exciting, but tiring in addition to trying to finish work for my business. The evening of the 30th I started feeling sick and by New Year's Eve day, I had to go to the doctor. Needless to say I had a form of the flu, which kept me in bed for five days. I went back to the doc on Monday as I was no better and it had turned into acute bronchitis. So now I am on some heavy duty drugs and hopefully I will be good to go in a week or so. I haven't been sick like this in 12 years. I think the stress of the new job, the house issues and David being sick just got my immune system down. All I can say is I am high as a kite on this medication. You know I'm a tiny person, so drugs hit me harder. If I say anything crazy in this post, I blame it on that! hee,hee,hee ;)
So let me start off showing you my little cottage so far. They are painting the interior now. They still have all the exterior painting to do and lots of yard work in addition to the driveway. Hopefully, (bunny ears crossed) we will be able to close and start moving in on February 8th, which is the Chinese New Year. So at least I can start off one new year on a happy note! Yay!
Next, I have to share this INCREDIBLE little tale with you. I honestly can't believe it! The day after Christmas, David and I walked up to get our mail. When I opened our mail slot, there was a dirty, soggy, worn out Priority Mail envelope in there. I said to David, "Good gracious! This thing looks like it has been around the world and back again!" Well little did I know it had!!!
When I looked at the date up top it said December 26, 2013 and New Bern. That was odd. All the customs information was worn off and the labels covered over so I had no idea what it was.
When I opened the envelope, I took out a wrapped package containing my book and a little goodie bag. Then it HIT me! Oh my gosh!!!! This was an order my dear friend Erica, from South Africa placed with me TWO years ago!!! I ended up having to send her another one.
What I find sooooooooooooo incredibly crazy about this whole thing is that Erica has since moved to France and I moved to Wilmington. How on earth could it go all the way to South Africa and find it's way back to me in a new location EXACTLY two years to the date I posted it!?!?!
It made me think about how we all seem to go around the world and back again with things in our lives. For me it has been designing, teaching and construction business. Somehow we all find our way Home again.
I have so many adventures to share with you this coming year if you are still following along on this little ol' blog of mine. Some will be about house decorating, some will be about new Folk Art Fusion designs and teaching, some will be about whatever pops into my little bunny brain. Just know while I do post on Facebook more out of convenience this blog is always Home.
Light, love and Hoppy New Year!
Michelle and the fuzzy ones