Sorry about the ever so long absence, but it’s just been nuts of doing things and worrying and going back and forth to Kansas, plus since I sent all the perfumes to Wisconsin, and I’ve smelled absolutely nothing new in weeks/months. Super sad about that, there’s so many things I want to smell, but haven’t gotten round to having Lisa send to me.
But I do have a new home, though I will be temporarily homeless. My house in Denver closes June 22. I can’t close on my house in Kansas until July 18. So my mom and sister have to put up with me and my four Frenchies. I am down to four. I had to put Buddy down a week ago. His cancer finally took its toll, and it’s okay. He was old and had a wonderful life, and I feel like he would have wanted to stay with us the bitter end full of so so much pain, but he was so thin and was getting sores all over his body. When he got the first relaxing shot, the vet checked his gums, and they were white, so he was bleeding out everywhere and would have been in a horrible, painful crisis in a day or two. So I am so very much at peace that he had the longest, best life he could have had.
I’m just sad he won’t be at the new house. So, the new house is a Mid Century Modern, built in 1963 – four years after I was born! It’s not like anything I thought I’d fall in love with, but the design was so thoughtful on this house – lots of windows and light, but situated with long eaves so the sun isn’t blasting you part of the day. AND a swimming pool. That could be great or a curse, but it will be fun, I think.
So that’s my new Mid Mod house. I love it so much already, it feels completely like me. Retro and kinda timeless and quirky. So for those of you that have had or do have pools, advice? I got really lucky, this one was built by one of the best swimming pool builders in the midwest, and his pools typically hold up for decades without needing anything. And it is huge, so useful for exercise. I’ve got to figure out the best way to keep it safe from Frenchies and little kids. I don’t think the Frenchies will want to get in – they hate water, but I’ll keep them in life vests anyway for a long time when they are outside.
I promise at some point this summer I will be back yapping about perfume, you just have to get through the move with me!