After weeks in the 90s, I woke up last Sunday to sweater weather! Finally! The mornings are cool, the afternoons perfect. And just in time for fall break, which, so far I am enjoying immensely, even if it has been very busy.
I really had high hopes for being a better blogger (I say this a lot, don't I?), but life happened, as it tends to do. But, for the most part, life happening this time has been fantastic! Here's a run down of the good, the bad and the ugly:
- started back to school August 6th
- closed on house August 13th
- moved into new house August 20th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Weekend writing retreat August 26th and 27th
- Finally got phone transferred September 2nd
- School Homecoming September 10th (I have several responsibilities this week; it wears me out)
- presentend at a writing conference September 21st
- FINALLY got internet September 21st (yes, one month after moving...it's a long story that involved threats of cancelling service at the end)
- presentend at a writing conference September 25th
- laptop died September 26th
- VERY successful yard sale October 2nd (as in, $900 in one day)
The new house is amazing, and we are loving every minute of living here. Avery is a changed child--from day one she was picking up her toys, getting up and dressed on her own, making her bed. It really is incredible. I made my first cake here the other night. Let me just say that having a level oven, counterspace to work and a dishwasher make cake decorating a much more fun experience! There are no spiders, and our first electric bilkl with us living here was the same as the one at the old house with no one living there, and it's 4000 square feet smaller. It just shows us how inefficient that house is, something we'll be even more aware of this winter when we're not constantly freezing. This house has truly been a blessing. We are slowly getting furniture, and then I can really start decorating. I cannot wait! In the meantime, though, here's a little fall inspiration via Kirklands.
We lost our nearest Kirklands in the 2010 Flood, so now the closest one to me is an hour away. Fortunately, it's in a town I visit regularly for Writing Project stuff. Check out these vignettes from an email they sent me: