One year ago… I was sitting in my living room surrounded by boxes & boxes, 📦 about to move 2200+ km across Canada with 2 teenagers & 2 cats into a house we’d purchased online, but hadn’t seen in person yet!
It was a huge leap of faith moving back out here. 🙏🏻 We had lived in Cape Breton Island almost 5 before and I didn’t last very long. Homesickness & depression kicked in fiercely & I wanted nothing more than to simply get “home” with the ones I loved. I was so desperate to just ‘get home’. We only lasted (and by we, I mean “me”) 4 1/2 months in Cape Breton last time and flew home on Christmas morning.
This time though, in our own home, surrounded by wonderful neighbours, in a tiny, quiet town, living a slow life, life is good. I am grateful. I do miss my friends & family, but thankfully there’s face time, phone calls, texting & airplanes. I’m at peace, I love it here, it’s a whole different lifestyle out here, and I didn’t go through any homesickness or depression this time! I think my husband is relieved as he never wanted to leave last time!
Schools and many businesses were closed today, or closing early. It’s really snowing & blowing, I think that by the time my husband gets up for work he’s going to be in for a nasty surprise. And this snow is wet, and very heavy.
We did our grocery shopping very early (7am) & some of our errands before the snow started to get bad. I have finished working for the day, so now i’m sitting here enjoying a coffee, working on the blog post I started this morning. The laundry is on, but I should probably start dinner shortly.
My daughter’s hair appointment was bumped until tomorrow so we’ll drop off our donation to the thrift store (3 boxes!! yay!!) & do our library run tomorrow as well. I know the library has a couple of books in for me but I forget which ones, so it’ll be a nice surprise!
I guess that’s it for today, not a very exciting post I know. *wink* I hope everyone had a great day!