a sabbatical of sorts…

Just wanted to let you know that I’ve not “fallen off the face of the earth.” Regular readers of my blog will know that I’ve been enjoying a grand few weeks with my greatest “BFF,” (best friends forever), my daughter. She visited with my husband and me for a couple of weeks, and now I’m with her helping to settle her into a new apartment. You can imagine her relief, and delight, to be moving on from the bedbug situation in her old digs. More about that in another post.

While my daughter has been taking care of other business, and sanitizing her furnishings prior to moving them into her new place (don’t want any of those nasty critters moving with her), I painted the walls a softer, lighter, more soothing gray. My guess is the previous beige-gold was probably the original color when the building was constructed in the 70s or 80s. Updating the unit with a more contemporary color took it from drab and depressing to fab and uplifting! Grandkitty Misha’s spirits even seem better. With all that’s gone on with the bedbug upheaval, he’s been pretty accommodating, having gone from his once-happy-home, to boarding at the vet’s for a week, to a new place devoid of all his familiar smells and sleeping places. The intense temperatures, high humidity, broken air-conditioning system, fans blowing night and day, and no furnishings to keep him company have not altered his fantastic disposition. Thank goodness!

Determined to finally bring their home “right-side up” again, my daughter and I are setting about to make it happen. Wish us luck, and I’ll be back posting more regularly again in the not too distant future. Thanks for hanging in there while I’ve been wearing “my mom’s hat” once again. I’m sure all mothers, and their children, have “been there, done that.”

hugs for a cool, and blissful, tropical summer…wherever you are…hugmamma. 🙂 

12 thoughts on “a sabbatical of sorts…

    • Sorry I’ve not replied before now. But if you’ve read my recent posts I’m sure you’ll understand why. Am eager to return to your photo challenge…and life as usual. Have missed being in touch with friends like you. Hope all is well. Will be visiting your blog soon.

      hugs galore…hugmamma. 😉


  1. Enjoy this moment with your daughter. That’s great when your parents can help you to move in into a new apartment, to help to the furniture or to just paint the walls and to bring another personality to the place ! My parents are living 1000 km from me, so every time I’ve moved in another apartment, I was alone in doing it ! (except for the furnitures or my friends came to help me of course… )


    • You are a young person to be cherished. Just wanted you to know that. Will be by to visit your blog soon. Am just trying to ease myself back into life as it use to be, after my ordeal with bedbugs and their elimination. Hope all’s been well with you.

      hugs, hugs and more hugs…hugmamma. 😉


    • Thanks for your vote of confidence! Hope you get to read about our ordeal in my “hot-off-the-press” posts. Hope all’s well with you and Sage.

      very appreciative for your comment…hugmamma. 🙂


  2. Thanks for the update. It’s nice to be needed again, isn’t it? Those bedbugs are the worst. Will still be here when you’re done taking care of business.


hugs for sharing some brief thoughts...and keeping them positive

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