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    1. You are such a sweetheart, Nigel. And believe me, I will be glad when I have normal uninterrupted days again, and we get settled in Virginia. I donโ€™t plan on ever moving again, I know now why itโ€™s easier said than done packing. Sending you big southern North Carolina squeezes. Love, hugs, and blessings for you and your sisters. ๐Ÿฅฐ more๐ŸŒน

    1. Thank you so much Tim. We are almost done with this process. We should be in Virginia by the 11th and sign on the other house and be done except slowly moving into the new house. It should be cooler we wonโ€™t have people building roads and chopping down trees where weโ€™re going in the mountains and it will be much more nature and less people. Hope all is well with you Tim, I will be grateful to get back to a normal schedule again. Sending my love and hugs to you. ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒบ

      1. Oh thank you so much Tim. It will be, and I will get much more time to talk with you and my other friends who I missed terribly. Big hugs, lots of love, and sending big southern blessings your way.๐ŸŒปโค๏ธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒน

    1. Thank you so much Francis for reading and your sweet comment. Give your sweetie a big hug for me would you? We are sending you both our love and hugs, and many many blessings. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฆ‹ tongue.โค๏ธ๐ŸŒบ

      1. Big hugs Francis. We are moving along. We physically leave the house on the 11th. We hope that once we get the kitchen and a place set up for me to write I will be able to be on line much more often. I miss every one. Sending our love to you both.

      2. Big hugs to you both too Joni! Best of luck and hoping you have a smooth transition and are able to write and post. We miss you in WP. Since I do not do Twitter I have missed your lovely work. Greetings and blessings to you and Scott. โ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’™

      3. Oh, thank you so much. I have truly missed my WordPress friends too. I appreciate your kind comment and thank you for the “smooth transition,” we have a lot of things to do and leave in five days. I miss the interaction with my friends, like this the most I think. After a while the people who I know feel a bit like family. They all mean a lot to me as do you two. Everyone brings something wonderful to me. Yes, once we are settled in VA I will get on a regular schedule again. Big hugs and love to you both. Joni and Scott

      4. Oh, I do understand how time consuming moving can be, so take it easy and just concentrate on the preparations. Take good care and lots of hugs to you both! All the best!

      5. Thank you Francis. I know you both understand. I would never recommend a simultaneous closing,especially moving to a different State. It has been a bit of a nightmare. However, God has blessed us and it looks like we are on to drive to VA on the 10th and move in early on the 11th. Big hugs and lots of love to you both.

      6. God is in charge Joni, all will go blessedly and smoothly, you will see. Take good care and love to you and Scott. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ˜Š

      7. A man of wisdom and great faith my friend. Everything has gone well and we are slowly setting up house here. Glad we finally got the internet. Big hugs and love to you both, Joni

      8. Thank you so much Francisco. We are taking everything a step at a time. “Life is Life” is hanging above the beautiful fireplace, I see myself so much in her. She is part of this home already. We are happy to be here. We are at the end of a barely traveled road and our neighbors are farmers who are Amish. There is a wonderful store about fifteen minutes away where there are fresh baked goodies and all sorts of other wonderful supplies. Anyway our love and prayers to both of you. Big hugs too!

    1. Thank you so much Nigel for reading. I have been so busy, thereโ€™s so much to do to get ready to move get ready for the movers and then to do all the work with the attorneys and the escrow people to move from here to Virginia. It has been a nightmare. I was delighted to see that you have been chosen by Mitch to write a forward for her new book โ€œLocker.โ€ I edit is such a compliment, I felt so blessed when she asked me to write a forward for her last beautiful book. Still have a lot to do but taking a moment to relax and take a break. Sending you big hugs and lots of love, Joni ๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿฅฐ

      1. Keeping you guys in my thoughts n prayers Joni. Glad you found a little time to write. โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™

      2. That is so kind of you Nigel, prayers are always appreciated and needed, at least in our house and I think in most. Itโ€™s interesting to talk to people and find out how much they understand about. What a stressful thing it is to move from the house, especially when you have lived in for so long. This will be my last move unless God has a completely different path for me to take. Thank you for your kindness Nigel youโ€™re always so thoughtful to me. Love, Joni.

  1. So wonderful Joni! It’s a wonder that you have time to post during all the positive new changes in you lives, wishing you all the best sweetheart! โ™ฅ๐Ÿ™

    1. Hi Tiffany it is so nice to see you here. I haven’t had much time and no consistency with this move. We go to VA on July 10 and move into the house on July 11th. After they cut down the trees I honestly was devastated. It will still take me a bit after we move to get settled in a couple of rooms and then I will get back in the full swing of things. Your work is really progressing and really I just love so much of the stuff you have been doing. Hope your life is going will Tiffany and that you have less hours at your job and more time with your talent. It seems like you have done a lot of wonderful new pieces. Sending my love and hugs dear Tiffany.

  2. Wonderful poetry, Joni. Looks as though you’ve been incredibly busy with the relocation, according to the comments above. Hope you get settled in soon and can finally relax again. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Mike you are such a sweetheart. Thank you for so much for reading and you kind comment. I have not been around much and you are right I have been so busy. Home is a sanctuary and having strangers moving in and out of home without knowing what or where they go, bothers me. I am more reclusive than not. Perhaps that is part of the aging thing, I don’t know. I love nature and I enjoy kind folks but I have a small grouping of people that I talk with or occasionally lunch with and that is about it. This has been hard on me. I haven’t seen you published lately in Masticadores lately are you on another part of Masticadores? I haven’t been there much either because I thought it was time to give up my space after a year on both magazines. I still read the two and I miss reading you there. Sending love and hugs my friend. โค๏ธ

      1. I’m extremely reclusive, so I can understand what you mean. Glad to know you have a small group of friends to hang out with now and then. Relocating is really difficult. My last move eight years ago was completely unplanned and unexpected and incredibly stressful. Anyway, I’m a monthly contributor at Masticadores. I have poetry scheduled for the next three months and will submit more in August. Perhaps someday I’ll be able to contribute more frequently if I can finally conquer my writer’s block. Terveen didn’t want to pressure me by scheduling me more often than monthly, and I appreciated her care and concern. Nolcha has been very kind and encouraging. I’ve been publishing on my blog, however, now and then. It’s a slow process when that massive block looms ahead like Everest. Take care, dear friend! ๐Ÿ™‚

      2. Such a kind response and you are right on all accounts. I am so glad that you are providing poems monthly, and I will have to go back and try and find some of those pieces to read. Yes, moving is an interesting and challenging thing to do. We love where we are now and we have lots of privacy. We live on almost the end of the road and have 3+ acres of wood. I am sorry for some reasons this is the first time I have seen this comment and I am sorry for the delay. Mike I love your work and I am sure Terveen did too. I miss Terveen but I am sure Nolcha is very kind as well. I just haven’t had time to do much reading or posting with this move. It is good to finally be done with moving into the VA house. It is a process. I am sending you hugs and love, and please know that I am so grateful to hear from you. I know about that block too. Please take care of yourself and thank you again for such a nice long comment and sharing how things are going. Big hugs, Joni

    1. How nice to hear from you. I have missed all my friends a lot but I have been trying to pack and get everything ready to move to our home in VA we just bought. Moving takes so much organization now. I hope that life has been good to you my friend. I tell you that once we actual get moved on July 11th and we get a couple of rooms livable I will be on line touching base with all my friends I love. Sending great big hugs and lots of love to you, and always blessings. God is Great! ๐Ÿฅฐ

      1. Thank you so very much. What a kind thing to say. Yes after the 11th I should have a regular schedule again, I have missed all my WordPress friends very much. Sending you big hugs and lots of love, Joni

    1. Amen – Thank you so much for reading and your kind comment. We have been in the process of selling our home and buying another house in Virginia. After things settle down I will be able to connect to many of my friends again. I have missed all my WordPress friends. Blessings to you Louis and may your week be filled with love. Joni Sending big hugs and love ๐ŸŒน

    1. Thank you so much Susi. I appreciate your reading my work. Anytime I get good feedback from you I am honored. A publisher who is a seeker of truths be them beautiful or tragic. ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒปโค๏ธ๐ŸŒนโค๏ธ

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