Finally! The internet is hooked up and fixed! I didn't realize how stabalizing this part of my day was until I didn't have it for two weeks.
Things are coming together nicely here, routines gradually falling into place, children settling into their new digs. We have had guests pretty much every day since we moved in and it feels good. The extroverts in us that have been reigned in for so long are streching out, brushing off the cobwebs, and working out the kinks. Dinner has been cooked on the Barby every night for a week. Roasted veggies made me salivate for hours last night. Bliss!
The secret magic moments of my day fall in the morning and at nap time, when all the house is quiet and I am utterly alone with myself. Sometime I putter around doing household chores, sometimes I read, occasionally I venture outside (when it's not raining) and do yard work. Whatever the activity, I am unbelievably grateful for the room in which to do it.Life has really taken a nice comfortable turn and I dearly hope we get a chance to rest here an catch our breath awhile.