I have been in the guest house living for the past month, facing North. Always, in the past, when I wasn't in my house, which is now visible from the guest house, I have been out of town. For me, when I'm out of town, these houses are out of my mind.
It has not worked out that way this time. It has been really weird. The folks staying there are lovely.
They have been blog readers for quite a while so it has been like meeting old friends. It has nothing to
do with that, but, I have come to the realization that I am a "nester"! Whoa, finally, at this age, I learned
something new about myself.
There is nothing I need to be doing in my house, but rather I worry that the house guests are comfortable and happy. If I'm not here, it is out of sight, out of mind. Now I'm getting ready to leave the guest house and a new tenant is moving in without me here to do a walk through to explain all the idiosyncrasies of the house and life in San Miguel, if she is interested.
It is Christmas morning. No decorations here. Another weird thing. I'll be going to son John's where the decorations are, but not as I normally do them. Aha, another new thing. I realize I am not ready to give up
those boxes of memories as yet. I still enjoy decorating the house with fresh flowers, the things the kids made over the last fifty years and the new generation has made in more recent times.
I've looked back at some of those photos this morning and here are a few things I still enjoy seeing.
It has been good to be uprooted and have time to come to many realizations. To see life and living from a different perspective. It tells me that I'm still not too old to change and grow!
On that note, from the Ghost of Velcro and me, Babs, I wish all of you Feliz Navidad................