July 28, 2013

52 Weeks of Happy - Week 30

So you may have noticed that I've been missing for a bit and have neglected to post my last 5 weeks of happy things but I have a good excuse for being absent. I accepted an offer on my house, packed myself up, had a yard sale and moved into an apartment 2 towns over. 

That process has kept me so busy and tired that I just couldn't think about taking photos and posting but I'm back so here goes a review of my happy things for week 30.

This is my new Tupperware cupboard after my sister unpacked and organized everything.  I have no hope that it will remain this perfect but it's made me very happy every time I've opened to cupboard doors to look for something.  My sister is a genius organizer.
This is some of the view of my new commute.  I'm about 25 minutes away from work now and I can take all back roads so it's very rural and relaxing.  Although my commute is longer, the much better view is a positive to my outlook rather than a negative.
I boarded the dog for a few days while I was moving to minimize his stress and when I picked him up on Monday, I couldn't resist snapping a picture of their garden.  This is just a small piece of the front of the house and the gardens are magnificent.  

You can see how tall some of the plants are if you notice that the homeowner is standing way back on the right side.  I absolutely am amazed at the variety of plants, color and texture they have created and they continue to work on expanding.

 And the pictures above are a separate garden I pass on my way to and from work.  I am amazed at how tall their hollyhocks (at least I think that's what they're called) are and couldn't resist stopping to take a picture on my way home on Thursday.  

I was across the street so the photos are not that great but I think you get the idea of what made me smile.  We've had a strange summer weather wise but obviously from a flower perspective, it's been a good one.  I can't wait to see what August brings!

I hope that the last 5 weeks have been filled with happy things for you and I plan to slowly work back into my routine of blogging and checking out what everyone has been working on.  Now that my craft stuff is unpacked (boy, do I have a LOT of it!), I hope to have some progress of my own to show you in the coming days.
Thanks for stopping back!


Anna van Schurman said...

Wait! Did you take the dog to see John at Fetch n Fun? There cannot be another dog watcher in Southern Maine with such a garden, can there? Anyway, I adore John and drive the dog seven hours to stay with him while we're in Maine. I seriously think about bringing her up every time we go away. She gets so much out of being there. He is so amazing with the dogs! Anyway, hope your cabinets keep you happy. Enjoy your new digs.

P.J. said...

congrats on your move! love the country road drive. we take RT 2 home in the good weather for just that same reason. So relaxing to wind down on the winding back roads. Beautiful in the fall. Happy Home!

Melissa said...

That's a big change in your life and it sounds like a positive way. Having a more pleasant commute, even if a bit longer, is always a good thing. I find I would rather take a longer but less busy path, to ease the stress of the commute.

Lovely photos of the gardens! Thanks!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Beautiful gardens! Hope you are settling into your new home. The drive/commute looks peaceful and serene

Barb said...

Welcome back! So glad to hear you are all moved and doing well. Such a beautiful garden. I would rather have a slightly longer but more relaxing commute!

Brigitte said...

It's reat to read you again, Patti. It seems that your move went very smoothly and that you feel really great at your new home.