Surfacing for a moment, just to say ‘hey’ and let the extended fam know we are alive and well.
It’s been crazy. So crazy I hesitate to revisit it, but it includes two very long (11+) hour days driving up the east coast. Six children, two dogs and one adult to rein them all in (yours truly), one whopper headache and as a cherry on the top, an almost fender bender that ended with my 44 ounce soda sitting in an icy puddle at my feet.
But we’ve got a few days under our belts up here in New England now, the movers have come and gone and things are starting to have a teeny tiny, dare I say it, sense of normalcy. A new normal. And I like it.
The weather here is amazing. No A/C units up here, just open windows. While I love the open air, my hair does not, but we’ll find a
straightening iron solution soon.
The house is great. Gorgeous yard. Well kept. Inside is clean as a whistle, the people that lived there before us took wonderful care of it (much unlike our last house) and for that we are so grateful. But the house is lacking in, well, ahem… everything other than tiny floral prints. On the walls, in the drawers, on the curtains. Sorta makes me a bit nauseous after a while. Needless to say, there will be posts on paint, spackle and wallpaper removal forthcoming.
We don’t currently have cable at our house, still waiting on that, but by Monday, I should be up and running on my desktop at home. For now, I’m snacking on some lukewarm McD’s french fries and using their extraordinarily slow wi-fi. Not complaining, though.
I also wanted to pop in to announce something very exciting over at Wild Olive… check out the new button in my sidebar!!
We’ve come up with a new line of kids’ tees! And we’ve partnered up with Love Without Boundaries to donate an additional portion of our profits from the sale of ‘chosen’ (both boys and girls) to LWB’s amazing efforts on the behalf of orphans in China.
AND, to celebrate, we’re giving away tees! It’s super easy to enter, and you’ll not only be spreading the word about Wild Olive, but also about Love Without Boundaries.
P.S. In the coming days, I’ll be posting about another way to win some free tees from Wild Olive.
Okay. I’ll give you a hint. It has to do with No Hands But Ours. And the family stories page. And how we want to add YOURS 🙂