Thursday, March 30, 2006

what's up in my world? well ...


i had some disappointing condo news again today ... 2 condos we previously thought might be available in late spring - most likely won't be ... the condos belong to little old ladies (yes, much older than me!) and they aren't sure about nursing homes ... well the story weaves around family issues as well ...

as i said, the news was disappointing ... but my heart did not get down or fret - in other words, i wasn't personally disappointed ... it was another "wait" from the Lord ... He knows better than i do - so i can also safety "trust" in the outcome ...

i may just have to unpack a bit more ... maybe ...

our rental has been a good spot to rest, reflect and read! the 3 "R's" ... not that it is a perfect spot ... the previous owner was a heavy smoker ... and even though the carpets have been washed, there is still a certain staleness in the air that i haven't been able to get rid of ... i woke up at 3 a.m. last night (i've done that for the past few nights) and i could smell it ... it will be wonderful when i can open windows once again ... to let the fresh air bath the house ....

you know, i really needed this time of rest before i head off to the park and another season of work ... i've so enjoyed my 3 R's ... would i have preferred that we were already in our condo? YES! am i down about it? NO!

life is more interesting taking the long way round ...

10 comments:

Badoozie said...

ahhh, your new profile pic is so cute!!

i'm sorry about your condo disappointments. and that staleness, i hate that smell. when your in the city, or even order online, the bath and body works oil burner with some of their fragranced oils, they are the best smelling, fastest spreading i've had. better and safer than a candle.

toodles

Saija said...

susie ... thank you, my mom took the pic yesterday when i was visiting her ... :o) ... and thanx for the helpful hint re odour ... at the moment i'm using air wicks - leo has a problem with different fragrances, so i gotta be careful ... i don't want him nauseous!!

Elizabeth said...

So sorry about the smoking smell...that is the worst. We run 2 air cleaners (EXPENSIVE ONES) most of the time here and the guy who was here before us probably did not smoke that much...we think it was likely a pipe. BUT that is so nasty...my sympathies. And we lived in a house 13 years and NEVER totally got rid of it...sigh! One problem with renting, if they let you have animals, you are also stuck with stench from someone who earlier smoked! Hope you will be once again in your own place ere long...one that HAS NOT been smoked in even!!

Saija said...

elizabeth ... here's hoping the same! when leo used to smoke, he wouldn't do it inside, he would always go outside, it's just a smelly habit (and we won't go into health issues!) ... i'm just thinking that otherwise i could probably get very comfy here - the smoking thing will keep me looking and ready to move on! blessings to you!

Pilot Mom said...

Saija, I LOVE the new pic! You are so pretty and the picture just proves it! :D

Saija said...

claire ... awww, what a lovely thing to say - i'm blushing ... mom took the pic on thursday ..her camera seems to smooth everything over and it's just a bit fussy - which works well for us "mature" gals!

Darlene said...

I like your good attitude. There is likely a reason your taking the long road. Normally we stop to smell the flowers along the way, but for you it's the smoke. I added you to my links list today. Thanks for letting me know.

Saija said...

darlene ... *laughing* ... yup the smoke - atleast it's stale & old - not the new, stick to your lungs, type!

Bar Bar A said...

Saija, I love the new pic too! You look so pretty!!! I guess you got enough advice on how to get rid of the smoke smell...I feel bad for you, it's a gross smell for sure!!!

Saija said...

bb ... thank you for the kind words ... :o) ... and the smoke, well i'm working it from every angle i can think of!! at the moment it is warm enough to have a window cracked abit!! yayayayayay!