Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Finding Respite

It's been a very long time since we've been to Asti.  So last weekend, we headed north for some much needed respite.
As we climbed the hill, it was as if it was the very first time again.
We were so excited to be there!

 The weather was unbelievably warm at almost 80 degrees.
It's definitely an early spring.

 Inside the house, it was quite cool and needed airing out after being closed up all winter.

 I walked around, attacking the cobwebs and dusting everything...

...changing the sheets and looking for any critter invasions.

We were only there for a night but plan to go back soon to plant the garden and do our annual spring cleaning and maintenance.
One night was just enough respite for now...

Thank you for your kind words and condolences.
It really lifted me up.


  1. That is so beautiful! I think I would have to stay for a very long time but I certainly understand the need to get away…even for one night! Thanks for sharing this!

  2. I'd forgotten how much I love this house too! You deserve a respite. You've been through an experience that will take a while to recover from. I've been there and know of what I speak. Wishing you well.

  3. What a lovely home ! You must have felt the weight of the world lift from your shoulders as you drove up...I agree with the commenter above - what you went through with your Dear Mother was hard, you must treat yourself with patience and kindness. Hope you are able to return to Asti soon.

  4. Home away from home. A nice place to find peace.

  5. God bless you, dear lady. You are a testament to the kind of person your mother must have been.


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