There has been a little bit more than 365 days of change since I began this blog on September 10, 2007. So in no particular order... here is a look at some of those changes.
Then: I was living in Massachusetts... Now: I live in Pennsylvania.
Then: I was living in a wood frame house that was about 75 years old... Now: I am living in a Stone House that is 152 years old.
Then: After living with us for several months while attending a graduate program my daughter and granddaughter had left to go live in San Diego... Now: After visiting with us for a couple months they have left to go to Hawaii to live.
Then: Our son-in-law was a sailor in the Navy... Now: he is an officer in the Navy.
Then: I was working at a quilt shop but had only a little time to sew... Now: I live very close to several Lancaster Co. quilt shops but still don't have any time to sew.
Then: I was living the last few days in the house we'd had for 16 years... Now: I'm at the beginning of what should be many, many years here at the Stone House.
Then: I was living in a house full of boxes that we had packed preparing to move... Now: I am living in a house full of boxes that are waiting to be unpacked.
Then: I spent my free time with a paint brush in my hand... Now: I spend my free time with a paint brush in my hand.
Then: I was painting over colors I liked with colors I didn't like... Now: I'm painting over colors I don't like with colors I like.
Then: I painted myself out of a shower in the old house... Now: I've also painted myself out of a shower as we've fixed and primed and painted the walls surrounding the tub here.
Then: I had people in and out of my house getting it fixed up to put it on the market so I could move out of it... Now: I have people in and out of my house getting it fixed up so that I can live in it.
I have enjoyed Pondering out loud here... I had hoped it would help me keep my sanity... but that was silly of me to even consider that a possibility.