It is with both great regret and much anticipation that I bid farewell to Cactusville. When I moved here 20 years ago, it was with the thought that as I grew older, I might finally be able to live in my own home. I would become the Crazy Cat Lady who baked cookies for the neighborhood kids.
Enter Prince Charming. Enter this lovely home – more than I imagined possible those many years ago. It is now time to pass the keys to another family. Someone who will make new memories, and have much happiness and delight here.
The Christmas tree was always raised in the front bay window; the blinds opened so passers-by could enjoy the lights.
19 years ago, it seemed huge, but over time we have filled it both with possessions and spirit, cats have pranced lightly on the counters, dogs have thundered up and down the stairs. We became the Thunderpaws Tribe.
Enough lemons that I never had to purchase lemon juice. Just squeeze the backyard bounty and freeze. I am sure buying lemons in the grocery store when they are out of season will be a shocking experience.
Blood Oranges. Ahhh. The very best. Sweet and juicy, bright red on the inside and mottled orange on the out. I know these won’t show up any longer – they don’t ship well and are no longer cultivated as a large scale citrus crop.
It’s time for a new chapter. The next phase. So, if you’ve a mind, come along on the New Adventure in Moving as we leave Cactusville and head northwards to become Nevadans.