Monday, March 19, 2018

Welcoming Each Season

Last night, we got quite a lot of snow- probably about 6 or 7 inches.  This morning we woke up to this:
Sunrise after snowfall.
Tomorrow is the first official day of Spring, aka Spring Equinox.  Even though I realize Spring is suppose to be a great time of year, for so many years (maybe ALL of them!) I haven't fully enjoyed the season because I have such dread of what soon follows. In Dallas, as soon as it starts to warm up, it happens fast and humidity comes with it, as do mosquitoes.  Yuck.

But now, HALLELUJAH, we're in Colorado and I no longer dread Summer's heat, humidity or mosquitoes. While I'm loving the occasional snow fall so much, I'm also looking forward to Spring wholeheartedly.  And then Summer!  And then Winter again! HOORAY TO ALL FOUR SEASONS!

I've been told that Colorado gets the most of it's snow in March, and if that happens this year, I'm all for it.  I'm no longer wishing any seasons or time away.  I am so happy to be here now.

Below are some snaps from my walks today.  There's snow on the ground on in the trees, but the roads are totally cleared off now.  Just perfect...

Oh, and PS: Fermin did his first ever shoveling off our walkway today and did a great job!

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Moving on Up

As of March 1, we moved from the University Hills area of Denver to the mountains in Golden.  As I was driving towards the mountains the day we relocated, I was feeling happier and happier by the second.  THIS is what I envisioned when I hoped we would one day live in Colorado. 

I love going on my daily walks this neighborhood, let alone all the nearby hiking.  The area is aptly named Lookout Mountain. From our window, we have the perfect lookout to the city below.  It's especially gorgeous to me at night with all the twinkling lights. And the sunrise in the morning is worth waking up early for. And so bright it's unavoidable...
a full moon over Golden, Colorado
sunrise from our bedroom window
And the street names are things like "Paradise" and "Panarama" and "Grandview".  No kidding. The street names don't lie.
Panorama Dr.
The house we're staying in is small in square footage, but plenty of room for our small family of 4.  There's a nice kitchen with a small living area on the lower level, and upstairs is our bedroom (with a king sized bed- yay!) and a great bathroom with a jacuzzi tub and a separate shower that has so many shower heads it actually makes me a little nervous. We are in renting a family's guest house, and we live above the garage, so we have a balcony on each level.
the guest house is the taller building above the garage
my boys ❤️
We have our own little courtyard and completely separate entrances so we never cross paths with the family that owns the home.  But we hear the garage beneath us and are aware of their comings and goings.  It's really the perfect set up and for now, I love it.  I know soon enough, Fermin will be traveling for work, and having them right there gives me some reassurance. (Even though I've got my 2 ferocious beasts, Lucy and Ricky, with me at all times.)

We've moved on up.  To the west side. To a deluxe guest house in the sky. And we LOVE it.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Music Monday: Mat Kearney "Nothing Left to Lose"

This isn't a new song, and I'm not even sure what made me think to play it was I was driving (moving!) from University Hills (Denver) to Lookout Mountain in Golden, but something did.  During that 30 minutes or so, I was enamored by this song, so much so that I played it over and over and over for the entire drive.

And since that, I've been on a big Mat Kearney kick.  Before getting rid of my entire CD collection, I had a lot of Mat's CDs- probably just about all of them besides the most recent.  Now, thanks to Apple Music, I have them ALL.  So the past several days, it's Mat Kearney all the time.

This song is still my very favorite of his... enjoy your music Monday.