Saturday, July 2, 2016

Well, it's been nearly a year since my last post.  It's July 4th weekend again and almost ten years has passed since we moved to Alaska.  Seems like forever and also like yesterday!  K is counting the days until he turns in his resignation.  We will soon join the ranks of the semi-retired.  With that in mind, we will be returning to New Mexico sometime in the fall; provided that all goes as planned. 

During our time here we have moved three times and had many adventures, although not near as many as K would've liked.  There are countless things I will miss, but I so look forward to being nearer to my family.  Although we live in the largest populated area of Alaska, I've felt somewhat isolated here.  I never really found my niche.  I have discovered a love for gardening, as well as a passion for cooking.  I do plan on honing these activities further with my grandchildren!   

I used to make friends easily, but since relocating here I have found that not to be the case.

I don't know if that's because of age or my waning confidence.  Time will tell with our next move.  I worry,  as the town we are going to reside in is a conservative, Bible-belt burg in Southeastern New Mexico.  I'm a high desert girl from Northern New Mexico.  I will also be looking for employment after ten years of being the house-marm around here.  Needless to say there is some apprehension due to this matter!  I've been very spoiled and that's been a delight, but I have gotten pretty lazy.  That is coming to a screeching halt soon.  I pray for strength to be up to the task.  Time to re-boot!

I DO look forward to growing many vegetables and not have to wonder how we'll manage to get out beloved green chile.  I'll also be relived to maybe not have to deal with TSA much any more.  I used to be afraid of traveling by air.  That has since morphed into stress over just getting through airports to make my flights!  I'll be thankful that there will be less of that. 

So soon, on to a new chapter in our lives!  May it be as kind to us as our present one has been.  Wish us luck!

That being said, have I told you how much I hate moving?