Tuesday, June 6, 2017

All I Can Do Is Count....


Every day the news breaks my heart a little more and to patch it back together I count the many blessings in my life.  It is easy to get pulled down in the mud and start to feel like the world is tipping but I know the power of one...and each of us can be that one! 

G and I have been pondering the nomadic life and how we want to travel...the last 3 months we have talked the pro's and con's and finally made a decision.  So, here we are only 1 mile from our home doing a dry run on a travel trailer...more about our choice in a future Quilt Roadies video. 

I can't let all these distractions keep me from finishing up the last of 4 bindings...alleluia!!!  A nice little campsite with Enzo keeping a watch for any possible treats that may come his way :).


Have a wonderful day, hour and moment...
this is the time that is the most important...
be the One!

12 comments:

  1. Our country has certainly become a very uncertain place lately and we've made the decision to downsize from a large, expensive home to a much smaller one. We estimate our living expenses will be cut in half and besides we don't need all that unused space. In 2001 my hubby retired and we became full-timers for 3 1/2 years. It was fun at the time. Diesel wa cheaper...and we were younger..haha. I hope you make the right decisions for you and G (and Enzo, aka Sheldon :)).

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  2. Hi, you are so right that the times are a changing as the song said. Do what you really want while you can. Loved your little thread spool and bee charm.

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  3. I don't think we can go a day without something bad happening and I try not to watch too much news, it does drag you down in spirit. Camping is a great way to relax and shut out the world for a bit.

    Debbie

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  5. Hey I recognize that project! Looks great Anna! This nomadic life you speak of sounds fun! Thanks for stopping by a couple of weeks ago.

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  6. Great post as always....I too believe in the "power of one" to get things done. Although I don't always succeed, I try to be "a lamp , a ladder or a lifeboat".....I rather think you do too.😊

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  7. Thank you for your thoughts Anna - contemplative, and although acknowledging the present times being positive about the future by reminding us we still have the power of one.

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  8. Every day I think of my many blessings. I retired almost 7 years ago and one of the many reasons I decided to do that at age 53 was watching my cousin die from breast cancer at 60. Tonight I just heard of a dear friend's sister that passed away unexpectedly. She was in her mid 60's. Life is certainly short and with all the terrible things that keep happening I think we need to live each day as happily as we can.

    So...a travel trailer. We love ours. According to my hubby the only problem other than the bathroom that is too small to change your mind in, is our truck only gets 8.5 mpg towing it and we have a 26 gallon gas tank so we stop for gas a lot. That probably wouldn't be an issue if we used it to travel in rather than camping in some remote areas. We have also weighed the pros and cons of travel trailer v.s. fifth wheel and motor home. I'll be interested to see what you guys decided.

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  9. I'm at a retreat with a gal who lived in a RV for I think she said 5 years. They went to all lower 48 states, 10 provinces and three Canadian territories. They also flew to Hawaii. They towed a trailer that had a car, two motor bikes and I believe two bicycles during that time!

    She kept a journal during that time to remember what and where they went.

    They now live in south central Washington state in a house..lait she wants to travel again!

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  10. Wow! Just read your the Quilt Show post, how ironic I had that discussion yesterday with Janet and learned about load limits!

    How does Enzo feel about the change? How big is the trailer?

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  11. I spent my early twenties traveling in an RV and a fishing boat, talk about nomadic. Now I live in a small but wonderful little barn turned home. I just recently bought another RV, again small but wonderful. I am going to be a part time nomad...my big critters won't let me stray too far from the homestead these days.

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  12. Thanks for your thoughtful reminder about the power of one. We just traded our 30 ft class A for a fifth wheel. And are really happy about it. We needed more room as we are spending more time in the RV than we originally thought. Much more storage for quilting supplies.:-). If you would like more info ie make model cost comparison. You can email me patnordahl@g mail.com
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