Tuesday, November 18, 2008

With only 3 days until we move, I have as much going on inside as I do in our house. So many thoughts!! I heard once that life is what you make it, and boy is that true. I will make our new life in our new home as great as it can be! As for this place....I have some notes for neighbors....

~to the boys who play in the complex: I will not miss how you used to ring our doorbell and run away. Not cool! I will miss the occasional hello you gave me and the few minutes of chatting, sharing your latest game or toy.

~to the nosy lady two doors down: I will NOT miss your 'need' to know all of our business...sorry I never managed to get the pet acceptance form to you. As my Dad used to say, "what difference will it make 100 years from now?" We had our dog for 4 years, I'm sure if the landlord didn't accept him you would notice. I will miss the rare smile and inquiry into how the boys are doing.

~to my next-door neighbor, I will miss you!! I will miss our chats, and I hope you are able to move home soon.

In our new home I have grand plans to be more open and friendly to the people in our neighborhood. That comment I made about life being what you make it? We've lived here for 4 years and I rarely made a point to visit with people. My excuse is I came from the city where no one makes eye contact. :) But had I been more open with people and let them in, we may have had a more enjoyable few years here filled with more friends and support systems. Instead I took to blaming them, for being so rude to outsiders. (insert shameful chuckle here)

This time, I will be friendly; I will do my best to get to know people and let them in.

I have one more note to a neighbor. To my dear friend a few blocks away.....
I will miss you so very much! I will miss our walks, the playdates; I will never forget how you have been there for me from day 1. The tears and laughter we've shared will not be forgotten. Of course we can still chat on the phone and see eachother once in awhile...but it won't be the same as having such a wonderful friend just down the road. I love you girl!

Now on to new adventures! Home ownership, our VERY FIRST HOME!!!! I am so excited, I can't stand it. I will post pics when I get them, I love the house.
New adventures, new neighborhood, fresh chance to use what I've learned from life so far. LOVE it!!!!


SongbirdMama said...

Congrats Karen! I'm so excited for you!

Sharon said...

Congratulations Karen, I know you'll be very happy in your new place. Don't over work yourself :)

Peggy said...

Congrats! I hope your move is going/went well. Can't wait to see pictures:)

Oh yeah - I am in a new neighborhood too (since July) and my intentions were to make friends with out neighbors. We have chatted and say hello - but nothing else:(