Well…. Things have been pretty hectic around here lately and I’ve been lagging majorly in posts. And I’m sorry about that. Turns out that the Good Witch has had a house dropped on her, figuratively speaking. The owner of the park where we live has decided to close down and rent exclusively to roughnecks and construction workers. So this meant that I, along with my mother, husband and two children had to find a place to live after two long years of pretty much bliss.
Yeah, not everything’s roses. I won’t miss the smell of cow shit. I won’t miss the flapping of our trailer skirting when the wind is strong. I won’t miss the speed bumps in our park that have pretty much shaken my boobs to the point I think THEY’VE lost weight. I won’t miss the fear that I feel every time I hear there’s a chance of tornadoes. And everyone that knows me probably thinks that sounds stupid because I LOVE tornadoes, storms, anything like that. But when you live in a tin can…. Things just get real. Really fast. Especially since the Joplin tornado.
But I will miss the quiet. And the sunsets. And the fact that my children can play in my yard and I don’t necessarily have to worry if someone’s going to snatch them, or they’re going to get hit by a car. I’m going to miss sitting outside with my mom on warmer nights and listen to the crickets chirp and the frogs and toads sing. I’ll miss my kitty.
My sweet, adorable Queenie. We’ve decided we’re not going to take her with us. It just wouldn’t be fair to her. She’s a country kitty, and an outdoor one at that. I can’t have her in the city without the fear of her running away or getting hit by a car. We’re currently looking for other options for her.
I’m going to miss the summer nights when the storms are rolling in and the adrenaline I feel as I see lightning arc across the sky, knowing that my shutter was getting it at the same time.
It’s a heady feeling. Knowing that you’re standing next to a huge lightning rod with a metal camera attached to your head. I freaking love it. Granted, I should still be able to get SOME decent lightning shots. And as long as the storms are farther away, I can always go to the levy west of where I’m currently living and get some there So not all hope is lost.
I’m going to miss the rainbows that come unexpectedly after one of our numerous storms. I get a pretty much unrestricted view. It can be breathtaking.
Granted, this is a pretty shitty picture. So, sorry about that.
I don’t like moving. I hate it. I hate change, even though I welcome it with open arms. I don’t like packing, I don’t like loading, I don’t like unloading, and I’m not real thrilled on unpacking. I wish we had enough money that we could hire movers, even if it IS just across town. But alas, made of money we are not.
But it means I’m moving out of this godforsaken trailer. With the shitter that constantly breaks. With the landlord that messes up everything he touches. With the rank smell of cow shit that seems to permeate your very pores. We’re leaving all this, and our memories, to make memories in a new house. A bigger house. One that we can mold and change into what we want it to be.
Its got charm, potential. It was built in the late 1800’s, which means gingerbread trim at the pitch of the roof. A window seat tucked into the living room. A pass through converted into a cabinet.
It’ll be ours in no time flat.
But enough of this maudlin crap. Not everything has been shitty as of late. Well, there’s been more shit than shine, but that’s the way the world is.
I have a pinup shoot planned with one of my favorite polish people and a gal that I met very early on in my photography career. I am SO looking forward to this.
I got to have one of the first peeks at a good friend of mines polish company (of which there will be a review later on after I get moved!) Cosmos Lacquer. Here I’m wearing Who Let the Dots Out over butterLONDONS Disco Biscuit. Freaking gorgeous.
I’ve taken up hand embroidery. Although I haven’t done any on this piece in awhile. I basically do it when I’m low on cigarettes, which is pretty often lol.
I got a new polish from one of my favorite indies- LynBDesigns that she made especially for me with my favorite TV show Castle in mind. I’ll have a review of it soon.
I’ve been taking pictures of creepy buildings. I’m going to be starting to go around in the country to get pictures of barns, windmills etc. for our dining room walls. I love driving around and getting “lost”. It soothes the nomad that resides deep in my heart.
And I’ve been enjoying the beauty that Kansas has to offer.
So yeah… Things got real shitty real quick. But they’re on the upswing. Slowly but surely wins the race.
We’re going to start moving into our new place next week. I honestly can’t wait. I’m so tired of living on top of each other.
I end this post- Onto bigger and better things. Onward and upward. By the grace of God go I. Keep looking back to see my newer posts. Because I swear, they’ll come. Thanks for sticking with me.