Tuesday, December 09, 2014

New Old Life

It's a quiet morning here.  Sweetheart has left for an early morning meeting and all my little ones are still asleep.  My computer isn't set up yet and so I've snuck onto Sweetheart's to take a moment to post here.  My hard drive crashed awhile back and with everything else we've had to do to move it's not a priority.  But I miss this place. 

I really miss being able to post pictures and feel slightly bereft in my own life not capturing the small moments.  Guess I should grab my camera, dust it off, and take the shots even if I can't share them.

Until then, I'll try to share the moments in words.  Last night, the perfect shot was Pumpkin stretched out on the couch under a blanket by the Christmas tree reading something from Narnia.  And stretched is the right term.  He turned nine at Thanksgiving and seems so very big.  Then he grins, that dimple shows up, and he's still my baby boy.

Then there's Dumpling.  What a wonderful mix of silly determination!  He's hilarious and he makes the best faces though he turns a bit to stone when in a crowd.  If he's comfortable with you though, look out. 

And Cupcake?  She can usually be found twirling around in whatever dress she's wearing that day (because as a girl she must wear a dress or skirt each day even over her jeans) with a fist full of Legos, or her sword chattering on a mile a minute in her little Chipmunky voice.  (If you've met her, you know what I mean.)

Sweetheart is, of course, wonderful.  He's working hard looking for work.  Applications, portfolios and resumes are filling up his hours.  Though there is always time for a cup of tea and a chance to dog pile the kids.

I'm still working on my place here.  The home is set up and we're do our school each day.  I find it odd, but comforting to be back in a town I called home for many years.  It certainly feels more like home than Idaho ever did to me. 

I like taking walks down our road.  It was funny the first morning I walked passed the place I lived seventeen years ago.  I recall other walks in what seems a lifetime ago.  It's so beautiful here.  It's magical. 

And I love that the road isn't all iced over so that I can walk knowing that there is no way I'd be able to walk back at the old house in Idaho.  Which we still need to sell.  You can pray about that one.  Thanks.

So I'm here in my little home.  It's so very cozy.  I've got my twinkle lights on the mantle and on the Christmas tree and they just make me smile. 

It's possible that our tree is a bit big for our place, but I'm glad we got it.  It's next to the edge of the coach between the living room, dining room and kitchen filling it all in nicely.  You certainly can't miss it as it nearly brushes the ceiling (no angel this year!) and spills out all around.  I like that I can see it wherever I am working.

It's time to go now.  I've got other things that must be done before the kids are up and running.  Hope you are having a wonderful day, too.

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Settling In

We are in our new home now.  We are all well.  I will do a post soon.  Thank you for your thoughts and prayers!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Still Here.

We're trying to leave.  We're all packed up and waiting on the weather to finish loading the moving truck.  We're also needing the roads to clear.  Hopefully, we'll get to leave soon. 
The house hasn't sold, but we have a place to move into.  We had a showing today.  Perfect timing as everything is in total turmoil.  They drove several hours in the snow just to see this place.  They stayed awhile and spent about an hour outside exploring the property while it was snowing.
Don't know what will happen, but we're moving on.
I'll update and get back to regular posting once we're settled in.

Thursday, October 09, 2014


So, here I am.  Still in Idaho and dreaming of Colorado.  There isn't anything new to report. 

I did get a call today from someone here in town interested in seeing the house.  I passed the message on to the realtor.  It's been weeks since we've had a showing. 

Also, the family that had two showings were spotted yesterday driving by as slow as possible.  Maybe there is still interest there.  I really have no idea what will happen, but I'm praying this will sell and soon.  We are planning to move on next month whether it sells, or not by then.  It would be best to have it sell.  We certainly don't want to pay for two homes.

We think we know the house we'll move into, but there are some issues still up in the air about it.  Big issues, but as there is nothing I can do about it, I'm trying not to think about it!

My Mom moved on ahead at the end of last month.  We loaded some things, mostly furniture, onto her truck.  We had expected a bigger truck and had packed up virtually everything, but it didn't happen. All the rest is packed up in tubs in the basement waiting to move. 

We are here with minimal furnishings, enough things to keep it looking nice for showings and only a dozen books each.  I'm almost done with all mine and may have to move onto Sweetheart's stash soon.  ;)  The house seems so empty to me without all our books and bookshelves, but someone dropped in the other day who has been over ever since we moved in and he didn't notice a thing.

I've hung up garlands of Autumn leaves with my twinkle lights in the kitchen and the living room with more leaves tucked all around.  It hides the bare (to me) places and keeps it looking warm and cozy. 

The kids and I are busy doing school and hanging out.  My tough jobs are done until the week it is time to leave.  It's kind of nice to relax a bit in the afternoons.  Sweetheart is still busy selling things off and cleaning up the outside of the property.  It looks a lot better for all his hard work. 

We all took an hour off this afternoon and went on a walk at Cupcake's insistence.  She ended up being carried part way back up the hills.  We traded off.  She's getting heavy.  ;)  And I was just commenting on what a good walker she was to someone yesterday.  She'll sleep well tonight!

We saw lots of deer, cows and horses on the walk and all admired the changing leaves.  There are still some trees around with plums and pears and apples.  My tomatoes in the garden have taken off in spite of my almost complete neglect.  They did nothing all summer, but are all ripening nicely now in October.  We have all sorts of colors of tomatoes and carrots which is a lot of fun.

Well, I'd best get off the computer and get everyone settled.  Hope you are all well wherever you are!


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