Xan & Bob, Home and Garden

Our Dream. Five Years Later.

Have you ever taken a leap of faith? Thrown caution to the wind? Taken a chance? Followed a dream? If you did, did it turn out more amazing than you ever dreamed? Five years ago, we had sold or given away 95% of our belongings. We packed and shipped 70 boxes. The remaining items we… Continue reading Our Dream. Five Years Later.

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February Bids Farewell

February has bid us farewell. What a month it was. Bob and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary on the third. Our plans had been to renew our vows but that wasn't possible this year with the current COVID-19 restrictions in place here. So, we enjoyed a small gathering with four friends over lunch. They… Continue reading February Bids Farewell

Home and Garden

Extracting Happiness From Common Things

"The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things."Henry Ward Beecher Random things that make me stop and appreciate them...things of nature. Last week our power downstairs kept going out and when we traced it we found that the pump in our outdoor fountain was bad. We got out… Continue reading Extracting Happiness From Common Things