Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Closing Today

Urban Outfitters Surya Sun Wall Hanging

So in a couple short hours I will be the owner of my very own dream house in Venice, Florida. The past few years have included my dearest friend dying in my arms from stomach cancer, my husband of thirty five years dropping dead of a heart attack, moving to Florida with someone who turned into a nightmare, and now living in an epicenter of a global pandemic. Is there a happy punchline here? Hardly. But hopefully "Happy Days Are Here Again."

I bought this darling sun wall hanging at Urban Outfitters. I love Amanda Lindroth's whimsical wicker and rattan pieces, but the price tags not so much. This sweet rattan piece reminds of the beautiful sunshine we have virtually every day of the year here, and serves as a metaphor that the sun is coming up on a new day in my life.

I can't wait to start sharing this house redo with all of you. I think and trust it will be great fun and that I will find the peace that has been missing in my life of late. Thank you for joining me in this journey. It is so much more fun sharing it with all of you.

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  1. I'm so excited and happy for you. I'm sorry for everything that has happened to you. Hopefully this will turn the page to a wonderful new beginning for you. I can't wait to see what you do with your beautiful new home!!! Congrats!

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  2. I'm soo excited and happy for you. Sorry for all of your heartache. God has a plan. I know in my heart this will be the move that changes everything to positives. I can't wait to see what you do with your beautiful new home!! Thanks for sharing all of it with us. XOXO Susan T

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  3. Awwwwwww, you deserve everything great life has to offer! We are definitely rooting for you.

    Autumn

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  4. Oh Happy Day! Enjoy every minute!
    Michelle

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  5. Congratulations! Can't wait to see what you do with your new home. Best wishes.

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  6. You know what they say, when the going gets tough, the tough go shopping --- for new homes to decorate! Congratulations on your new dream house! I can't wait to follow your shopping and decorating adventure of a lifetime!

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    1. Thank you. The house will be a nice positive focus and distraction.

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  7. Good luck today!! What a great way to start fresh, retain ALL the good memories and let the bad float away!!

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  8. On what a beautiful morning! So happy for you!Denise

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  9. Woo Hooooooooo! Here's to New Beginnings!

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    1. Thanks and so glad you are following - I enjoy your comments always.

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  10. I have enjoyed being along for the ride as you get ready to settle into your wonderful new home. Retail therapy is highly underrated; creating a beautiful home is food for the soul. Best wishes.

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    1. Yes, and so grateful for online shopping right now. A good substitute. Thank you.

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  11. I have always said that no one gets through life without paying the price of admission. Consider the next phase of your life "on the house". Wishing you all of the best in the days ahead. You are overdue to let the sunshine in.Hoping these next few weeks go by swiftly and you and the pups are free to live your best lives.

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    1. Thank you. I always enjoy your comments. I can't wait to bring the pups over to the new house.

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  12. So excited for you. Congratulations on the new home.

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  13. I just could not be happier for you!!! Turning things AROUND!!!! Saying prayers for you for peace, tranquility and success in ALL that you do. I am happy just to be along for the ride. God bless!

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    1. Thank you my friend for your support all these years.

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  14. There's only one thing more exciting than moving into a new dream house. Bringing a newborn baby home. Happy days!! 🥂🎉🥂 Question,though. Did you marry the nightmare? Sounds like you did. Hell, why stay married to a nightmare. xo

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    1. Oh my no, I didn't marry him. I'm not as stupid as I look. LOL. Thanks. Great to be moving forward.

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  15. The wicker sun is so happy! It would make me smile every time I looked at it. Onward, Beth. Steady as you go.

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    1. Thank you so much. I want a house that is happy and fun.

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  16. All the best for you. I hope the tough days are behind you and your new home is the start of happier days.

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    1. Me too and thank you. I have certainly learned the importance of resilience in life.

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  17. Sometimes we have to go through chaos to find the sunshine, it seems like that is a flow right now for many of us. I lost my Mother and sister in an 11 month month period. Could not believe the strength it took to move on, and find joy. You seem to be a strong person who is finding joy too. Blessings to you. The sunshine is a great symbol for this new beginning. Btw, I was up in Door County and your Blue Ox is still thriving. Think I will have to try the chili sometime in the winter. Your great, creative ideas begin to be real starting today, decorate with joy!

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    1. So sorry about the loss of your mother and sister. Enjoy Door County - such a gorgeous area. I will never forget seeing the aurora borealis many nights. Thanks and so great to know the Blue Ox is still there.

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  18. You go girl! Wishing you nothing but sunshine and birdsong.

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  19. So happy for you, Beth! We will be closing on a summer house in Michigan in a few weeks, too! Can't wait to see what you do with your house!

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    1. Thanks Debbi. Congrats on the Michigan house. You sure you want to miss summers here? LOL. I'm looking forward to working on the garden once I get the house done. Best wishes.

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  20. It is so lovely to read how much happier you are becoming recently. You are a good reminder that it's never to late to start over.

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    1. Thank you. I think we will all look back at 2020 and think WOW!

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  21. Congrats! You are truly an inspiration. Thanks for taking us along on your journey.

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    1. You are so nice. Thank you for your comment.

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