Archive for December, 2011

December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas to All and to All a Good Night

by heatherkp

Christmas is almost over but I didn’t want to let it go without a Merry Christmas wish for everyone!

It’s been quite a year and for the first time in over 5 years my husband and I spent the holiday alone.  We slept in, talked to family on the phone (and via skype), had a nice relaxed breakfast and opened a few small gifts.  My favorite gift came from my brother and sister in law, an edited video of our wedding seven years ago!  I loved watching it while finishing up dinner preparations.  We also took a walk on the beach and discovered an extremely low tide, we got so caught up exploring that we left the turkey in the oven an hour longer than planned, no worries though it came out perfect!  We miss our family and friends who we are so grateful for but we’ve had a lovely quiet Christmas together this year.

What did you do for Christmas?  Was it a big celebration or a quiet and intimate one?

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December 18, 2011

Silent Sunday::Sunrise Pawleys

by heatherkp

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December 16, 2011

Festive Friday::Holiday Party Time

by heatherkp

Last weekend we were guests at an exceptional holiday party in Charleston.  The host and hostess are very good friends who I went to college with at SCAD.  She is the person I can thank for taking the leap on my own as a Professional Organizer.  She is incredibly creative and organized herself so it was a pleasure to help her behind the scenes and be a guest at this festive party.  I certainly see us planning and organizing some future events together in Charleston, watch out!

My friend began working with an incredibly talented Charleston florist SYG Designs this year who generously loaned many of the beautiful decorations (mercury and various glassware pieces and lanterns for the yard).  She did a stunning job making the house look festively elegant, don’t you think?  I’d say she’s found her niche with floral design and I hope to see her continue with it!

Her husband who owns Mantis Records, did an amazing job with his own additions including the music which was a super fun mix of holiday greats old and new. He also created a signature drink he called “Suicider” which was a big hit…love his sign!

What holiday festivities are you headed to this weekend?

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December 15, 2011

One month ago…

by heatherkp
  • We had just arrived and unloaded all our possessions into storage
  • We were still residents of Maryland
  • We still had one beloved kitty
  • My in laws were here
  • We had Thanksgiving in mind
  • The weather was glorious and I was going to the beach a few times a week
  • We were missing our friends and family in Maryland
  • We didn’t yet have job prospects on the horizon
  • Final bills for all our Maryland expenses were being anticipated
  • I was feeling quite fearful and uncertain of the future
  • I wasn’t thinking about Christmas

And Today…

  • We are learning to live in the present state of limbo-in between but still in the moment-Life is NOW!
  • We are residents of South Carolina
  • We have no pets but still think of them every day and miss them.  They are with us in our hearts always!
  • We’ve had family visit and are looking forward to more soon
  • The weather is still gorgeous –I’m living at the BEACH and loving it!  Also watching the sunset on the river as often as possible
  • We are missing our family and friends but are also meeting new people
  • We have some exciting prospects for work doing things we love
  • All our Maryland expenses are paid and behind us
  • I am practicing letting go of old fear patterns
  • We still aren’t thinking much of Christmas-no tree’s or gifts, just celebrating life!

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December 5, 2011

Moving Monday::New Routines

by heatherkp

We’ve been here for about 3 weeks now and it’s funny how some new routines have already been established and some old one’s have maintained.  One routine I’m having a hard time re-establishing here is blogging so bear with me in my absence please!

We are now officially residents of South Carolina having made multiple trips to the DMV, courthouse and Social Security administration.  You wouldn’t believe all the documentation required to prove you are who you say you are here!   Anyways, that’s behind us and I’m looking to plant my feet as firmly in the sand as I can now.  Hum, sand shifts around a lot and that’s a perfect analogy for how I’m feeling about settling in here.  I’m not quite there yet!

I miss my three times a week yoga class, my monthly meetings for volunteering and organizing, my regular client appointments and visits with friends and my local food/farm sources.  I’m loving my new routine of going to the beach in the morning to watch the sunrise, write in my journal and walk.  I’m not doing this daily but a few times a week so far.  I also love going to watch the sunset on the Waccamaw river.

I’ve scouted out a few sources for locally grown food, one road side stand is just a few minutes from our house.  I’ve already got my local library card and checked out a stack of books.  I’ve made contact with the local NAPO Charleston chapter and plan to attend my first meeting next week.  I’m also currently working on getting involved with the local Master Gardener program.

I think it’s funny how easy it is for some routines to follow you wherever you go and other routines are more difficult to re-establish.  I’m looking forward to both establishing new routines and carrying on with the best of the old ones.

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