Friday, July 23, 2010

Home Sweet Home

It has been a busy week here around the new place. I've unpacked some things we'll be needing while we are here and nesting a bit. I sewed up a new tea cozy out of scraps as I seemed to have all mine still packed in storage. My kitchen is in order which is always nice for me.

The kitchen has churned out breads, cinnamon rolls, apple pie, scones, as well as breakfasts, lunches and dinners. All this has made for a lot of dishes which are now washed by hand. I enjoy it overall and am amazed at how much better all my dishes and silverware look when not machine washed!

I am hoping Sweetheart will hang my clothesline up this weekend as well. We do have a dryer, but I would like to use the line as able. Our old neighborhood prohibited clothesline.

I did plant some flowers the third day here to brighten up the front. There are the most wonderful, enormous trees all over the front and back including two apple trees and a peach tree. The late snow means no peaches and the squirrels are working hard to make sure I don't get apples, but we'll see. All my canning stuff is packed up anyway.

I've been visiting our little farmers' market on Thursdays which is nice. The offerings should pick up soon. Still trying to work out regular grocery shopping. Organic food is not real popular in these parts. ;)

I was so spoiled last summer with all the garden goodies of fresh flowers and food.

We finally have internet service here at home which is so wonderful. Sweetheart is sitting next to me on his computer as I type. The boys have drifted off to sleep as well. They have been sharing a room since we sold the house. It has its good days and its bad days.

I finished reading Little Dorrit. I highly recommend it! I really do want to see the movie now. I am debating between Dombey & Son and The Mystery of Edwin Drood for my next reading. I started D&S, but it is so sad so far.

Alas, my Highly Domestic Book Posts are delayed as I had to return all my library books. It wasn't worth renewing them as the drive back to that library is lengthy and not all the books were available for renewal. I will see if I can find any of them at the library here when we go next week.

Well, I think that is all my news for now. It is so nice just to be able to sit and type. Hopefully, I will figure out how to do the pictures again on here and have some new pictures up soon. I'll even post a few of the house, Carey. :)

Thanks to everyone for sticking around through it all and all your sweet comments. They mean so much!


Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

It was SO nice to "see" you there this morning.

When we first moved into this house, the one thing I didn't like about it was not having a dishwasher. I was surprised how much I actually enjoyed doing dishes by hand and you are right... the dishes look better!

I knew automatic dishwasher could be hard on dishes but I had no idea until I had to wash them by hand.

Except for when I have company and at Holidays when there are lots of dishes, I now much prefer doing them by hand. I did switch from Dawn to 7th Generation dish soap since my hands spend so much time in water. :)

So looking forward to more posts!

Bonnie said...

Well you've certainly made good use of your new kitchen! I can't wait to see pictures, and as for the fruit trees (even without fruit), to me anyway are like a little message from the Lord- see, I know these things are important to you, and I haven't forgotten them.
Can't wait to see some pictures, and glad you are for all intents and purposes, settled in!

Thia said...

We moved and I was doing dishes by hand and I couldn't stand how they came out. Then the dishwasher got hooked up. I realized it was the hard water making my dishes look worse, not the washing process. Sigh.

Jodi said...

Whenever we move the very first thing I do is start baking -- even while the movers are still hauling in furniture. It just makes the house feel more like home. Sounds like you've been nesting away - baking, gardening and sewing.

Our two youngest boys have always shared a room (as do our daughters) and none of us could imagine it any other way. They have their moments; but they learn to compromise, and they are the very best of friends.

Little Dorrit is not a Dicken's book that I've read, but I did catch a portion of it when it played on PBS. I thought it very good (but I've no idea how it stacks up against the novel).

It's so good to hear the cheerfulness of your post. Sounds like you all are settling in quite well. Take care ... stay rested.

Joanne (The Simple Wife) said...

Sounds like you're getting settled...and sounds like you're feeling cheerful and happy. So glad. Can't wait to see pictures!

Vicki in UT said...

Glad you are somewhat settled in your new home. Hopefully you can be happy there until you make a permanent move. About the fruit trees, we have fruit trees that are about 5 years old. i was so excited to have apple blossoms on our little tree this spring--then it snowed on them, and there are no little apples on that tree after all. Hopefully next year you will have access to more fruit.


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