Monday, June 27, 2011

over the river and through the woods

I woke this morning in Connecticut and for a second had to convince myself that I am really here. Our new house is a couple hours away but it is not quite ready for us so we have planted the children at their Grandmother’s house.  They will splash and play and walk to the drawbridge and eat ice cream cones.  They are tired of being in the cars.  And so am I!  All together this month we have collectively brought four cars and two moving trucks to the Northeast.  It is strange not being in the Texas heat, the heat is so encompassing…like a blanket that never comes off.  I forgot what it feels like not to be sweaty all day.

Today will consist of mostly laundry, then a sweet reward of eating outside at Auntie M’s with the ocean waves and sand covered children.  It is a nice reprieve from my worries of closing on our house and unloading an enormous amount of household goods… to include a large amount of fabric crates.  My husband who never says a word about how I love stuff was inspired to note that I sure have a lot of fabric.  He said this while loading the truck when it was 111 degrees outside.  He said it with a smile, it might have been sarcastic but it was a smile nonetheless.

So while my blog is sitting still and quiet I have been doing the opposite.  I haven’t forgotten you, and can’t wait to sit and read what summer is bringing to each of you.

Here are some wishes I will wish for you:

sun, sand, water

red, white & blue pinwheels

grilled fish

grape (or cherry) slushies

laughter

soft little sunkissed feet

fireflies and marshmallows

11 comments:

Jemm said...

Glad to hear all is well!! I hope you get settled soon and in tbe meantime can relax at grandma's. Take care.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm going to go back over that list but it will need to include mountain views and cool breezes....and a balcony to enjoy them! We are back in NC for the summer and I am getting adjusted. I can NOT even imagine what your summer has been like so far! I asked in my post if anyone was 'draggy'! I hope you are full of energy for all that you need to do! I actually looked for your blog in my favs to write to you! I've missed you! ♥

Anonymous said...

So glad you're back in reachable distance!! When things settle, we'd love to visit...call if you need anything :-)

Leslie said...

Glad to hear that you are doing good. I know that you can not wait to get settled! Have a happy week.

It's Just Dottie said...

I am so excited for you,sweet friend. Dreams do come true!!!
Dottie

Prairie Rose said...

I am so happy you are away from the drought and are by the ocean(I am jealous, I want to be by the water and waves today:)
I wish you all the best as you settle into your new place!

Briana said...

I get a similar comment when we move except it is about books. I feel bad about it when I see the tall stacks of book boxes.

The ocean and cooler summer sounds lovely!

likeschocolate said...

What a great opportunity for the children to build a closer relationship with their grandparents. Happy Summer!

Juniper said...

What a sweet list of wished gifts, thank you. May your unpacking and settling in be smooth and full of the magic of a new chapter. I grew up visiting my grandmother's house in Connecticut and have such fond memories of beach days, playing cards, eating ice cream cones and walks to the pond.
Bless your husband and his smile, what a patient loving man you married. Mine wold probably have a few more words- 'no we are not bringing all this ' being among them.

Shann said...

Can't wait to see your new adventures out East! :)
I hope you are getting closer to being box free and getting settled into your new life. It is a good feeling to have your home all set up. And even better when the sewing machine can come out as well. :)

Andi said...

What great wishes! So glad you are moving back to a place of your heart. Glad I got to catch up with you, even if it's almost a month after the post!