Late last fall Midge and I bought a house in Cocoa Beach, Florida
so the Artgirlz won't be creating in one spot but two.
This has been a big change for us and at times painful.
But we pick up our life tools,
try to use them well
and blast off on a new adventure.
We have spent the past 8 weeks updating our mid century modern pad.
Having brought only what would fit in our car,
we are managing with yard sale bargains
and borrowed beach chairs.
We have spent a lot of them time painting, painting and painting,
ripping up floors
and making way too many decisions in a short amount of time.
We need to relearn gardening,
house plants can live outside,
Veggies are planted in the fall and winter
and what the hell is that grass they have on their lawns.
We are also finding eating locally a bit challenging.
One of the nicest things about our move
is that Midge has the chance to be with her family.
Last weekend her Italian cousins
were visiting her brother Michael in near by Indialantic
and on Sunday we all gathered to cook.
As the kitchen filled with yummy smells,
Philomena patiently taught us how to make pasta
with a shake of the head or a nod
because she didn't speak English
and our Italian was nil.
We made made little pasta caps called Priest's Caps or Agnolotti.
The results were MAGNIFICO.
It was a heart warming time
hanging out with Maria, Philamena and Franko.
I am trying to set up a studio in our house that is still in transition,
Midge keeps painting
and Maxine watches over us,
happy to be back in Florida after leaving when we lost Margaret.