Friday, January 6, 2012


With the beginning of a New Year, I want to express my gratitude

for the year past.  I had some drastic changes in my life.

I’m thankful for God’s provisions  and His guidance.

I had thought many times that I would make a move to Michigan

and live in our daughters  downstairs apartment, but had not

made a definite decision to do so..

However as my health was getting unsafe to live alone, I

prayed about it and came to the decision to do so.

I called my daughter and told her about my decision and

she said “I’ll come get you”.

Little did I know she would literally come ( with a trailer) and move me..

But that’s exactly what she did.  She had just bought a small trailer.

I put my house up for sale and in two weeks time, it sold, sold my car and

had a humongous  yard sale and sold most of big furniture and was on

our way to Michigan..

So now I’m living back in Dowagiac, Michigan  and I love it.

My apartment has a large picture window facing the south with a beautiful

creek and pine trees  to enjoy.

Have reunited with a few of old friends from when we lived here 15 years ago.


My daughter has a gift shoppe and I have all my dolls in there.

So I  just had a new website made and am working on revising it.

you can reach me with this link, hopefully…LOL

Today, I’m “ dog-sitting” for their little “ jack Rusle  , Daisy”

while they h ave gone on an antique hunt.


(my  view from front window..)

this is Dowagiac Creek.


Well that’s it for today and will be back soon !!





Firecracker Kid said...

Oh Maureen this is wonderful. I'm so happy for you that it all worked out so smoothly and now you're back with your family. How cool is that! I'm gonna check out your new store :0)

basketsnprims said...

Hi, Mo ~ what a beautiful view out your window. I'm so happy for you that things are working out so well. Happy New Year!

Angie Berry said...

Wow Maurine, that is awesome! How wonderful that everything just fell in to place for you! It's a good thing your house sold so quickly so you wouldn't have to worry about it while you are in Michigan. That's nice that you are so close to family and friends and my goodness, what a beautiful view you have!! So happy for you!

Nanna said...

oh my goodness! look at that beautiful snow!glad to see you got the post thingy figured out, I knew you could do it! waitign on the next sewing war! LOL

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Morning Maurine....I'm so glad to see you post!
Goodness lady the view from your home is to die very lovely.
And to have your daughter own a are so blessed lady!!!!
Well I've never had trouble loading my pictures. I use Windows Live to make my blog posts...but the pictures just fall into place - wish I could help.
I'm off to visit it now.
Blessings dear lady!