Moving Along

Hey, it’s Janie! I’m back…after a long time away. A lot has happened over these past few months and I thought I’d share in hopes that it may help someone else. So if you missed me, yay! I’m back. If you didn’t, well then, I guess I understand. Absence doesn’t always make the heart grow fonder. LOL

I’ve just moved, one week ago, into this new place. Which of course, brings me to remind myself to tell you all about the prior narcissist landlord, but since that’s still in play, I can’t tell you the whole story yet. But remind me as I think he’s my way of finally being rid of narcissists in my life. Because the rest of them (ie ex husband and his mother) are pretty much gone. Of course, at some point I’ll have to regale you with the story of how a few days before moving the ex MIL (Marie Barone?) showed up uninvited at my house. LOL That’s a good story too. You see, I’ve been really busy since I last posted. Ha!

And I’m excited to share that it’s been more than 9 months since I quit smoking! TA DA! In a visual – imagine me jumping up and down and smiling big because I’m so happy that I finally did it! No more shameful hiding or feeling badly about myself. Of course, I’ll share that I do miss it occasionally – the relaxation, the routine, the ability to take a few moments and just be, think, destress – but I can’t go back even though I’ve gained 10 lbs. Now I have to release that weight and move on…and as the title infers, I’m Moving Along….

So the new place is faraway from where the kids grew up, but very close to my childhood home which is good for me. And that’s where I am these days. Kids are 23 and almost 25 so I don’t feel like I owe it to them to put them first anymore and I didn’t. I picked this new rental for me. Because it’s almost perfect for me, but not quite. There are a few unchecked boxes here but for the most part, it’s wayyyy better than the rental we had been in for almost 6 years after the divorce. Gosh, time flies!

It’s full of light which is a huge plus after living in an old farmhouse that was dark and drafty. I’m in a townhouse situation which I need to get used to as there are neighbors everywhere. I was used to being out in the country. The kids can’t get over it that people stop and talk with you all the time and that strangers wave to you. I’m having a tough time with feeling like I’m being observed a lot. But then again, I’m finding myself to observe as well. LOL Stop me if I turn into Mrs. Kravitz from Bewitched!

It’s so nice to write again to you my friends. I hope my post finds you all healthy and happy. I’ll get on the reader and try to catch up quickly. Thanks for reading my post and for coming back to hang out with me!

I’ve missed you!!

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11 Responses to Moving Along

  1. petespringerauthor says:

    It’s great to hear that you’re in much better space (both physically and mentally.) It sounds like the move was a fresh start of sorts. Congratulations on being smokeless. One of my good friends tried many times, but the last time it took and now it’s been more than 20 years. He used to get winded easily when we played sports together, but his fitness has improved a lot since then.


    • janieleeds says:

      Hi Pete! Glad to be back ‘home’ again with all of you! I quit for 20 years before I went back when ‘he’ left. But I’m done again…so happy for your friend as well! Makes a huge difference in our lives…hope all is well with you!

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  2. LA says:

    Good to see you!


  3. E.A. Wickham says:

    Congratulations on the new home. It sounds like you’re in a good place physically and mentally.


  4. scr4pl80 says:

    Happy for you!


  5. hbsuefred says:

    Janie – Love the new look of your blog which I imagine goes along with the new you!


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