Sigh

Today began with the plumbers coming to give the news that the leak in the ceiling has two different issues. The first is the leak we feared but the second was unexpected. The roof is leaking into the same general area and has been for quite some time so there is mold. And all this…

Pre-Halloween

The chaos of our new house is a physical presence and it made everyone cranky. What helped it? Fitting a little early Trick Or Treating into the few hours that happened to be rain-free. The stores around our old house always do a Sat afternoon event close to Halloween so getting away from the boxes…

Salad

A day of unpacking and still a household full of boxes, rooms completely untouched. This is going to take a while. When I stopped to make a salad for my lunch I was taken by the crisp bright colors of the chard and had to take a picture. I’m not entirely sure where my nice…

Exhausted

I began my day at 5:45, met my personal trainer at the gym at 6:30 and then went home to meet the movers. By 6 everything was in the new place. I’m exhausted and going to bed. Here’s a photo of the new living room.

Tulips

I mentioned in my post that I looked forward to making the rope ladders for the loft beds today…..well, that didn’t happen. Life is teaching me again and again not to have expectations. Instead I worked most of the day on an audit for work that remains, as yet, incomplete. But it’s ok because tulips…

Steps

  Continuing to work on the loft beds, today the steps for the rope ladder were purchased and I drilled the holes they will dangle by. I look forward to putting them together tomorrow. The kids are most excited about the rope ladders and curtain for their under bed hiding place. Every body needs a…

Avocado

I cut into this avocado for dinner tonight and I almost didn’t want to eat it, it was that pretty. Instead I settled for a taking a picture of it with my phone. Not the best device but it was right there. I took a photography class and a student asked, “Which is the best…

Challenge

It’s a challenge to keep posting something everyday when my work hours go up getting ready for the annual auction and my home life is upside down and everything is in boxes getting ready to move. So tonight instead of a visual output of something, I instead cuddled up with my daughter and let her…

Creating Inspiration

Often times, and more lately because of how much is going on with getting ready to move and a crazy busy work schedule, the night comes and I express a certain amount of, “hmmmm….I have to do my post….what do I do?” Derek made a comment about it tonight how it must be hard, like…

Butterfly Dragon

It’s staying darker longer into the morning now so I’m happy I left a little later today because I may have missed this. To me it looks like a butterfly or tiny dragon with a torn wing. There’s is something about it that I find beautiful. I thought about playing with it, manipulating it in…

Expectations

It feels like there’s a check-list a mile long of things to do before moving into the new house. And for some reason the universe hasn’t revealed quite yet, every line item has gone wrong in some way. I’m not a superstitious person but I have to admit I’m thinking of becoming one. There was…

Cider Pressing

Every Autumn, the kid’s school has a cider press day so this morning we got to drive out to the Pacific Crest Farm and communally make cider. The farm was heavy with fruit, dropping from the trees with the slightest touch.  After setting up a picnic blanket and grabbing a snack or two everyone got…

Cobra

Very full day. I’m sure I’ll be having lots of those until after settling into the new house. So I’m beat. Here’s my offering – I found this tiny wire in the hallway. I have no idea where it came from and I coiled it up and went to throw it away. But something about…