Friday, September 12, 2008

Rain, Rain Go Away

Actually, it's been quite relaxing today sitting at my desk with the window open and listening to the raindrops falling through the trees right outside. It's been raining pretty much nonstop for the last few days, so I still don't have any pretty pictures to show you. Soon, I'm hoping, although the weatherman says the rain is sticking around at least for another day.

I'd forgotten how quiet and slow it is here in Iowa. It's not heaven but it's pretty close. I kind of feel like I'm on an extended vacation and it's been a little hard to get back into the swing of things. There's just something in the air that's just so calming and I find myself just sitting and doing absolutely nothing for long periods of time. It feels quite wonderful. No sirens, no buses or trains, just rain and an owl that lives in the tree outside. It's really perfect.

Tomorrow will be for unpacking my office/craft room, and putting the finishing touches on the paint. Although, I'm thinking the soft gray I chose for the walls may be a little too calm and relaxing. We'll see. I'll have to get your opinion when I can take some photos. Thank you so much for the well wishes and the welcome back! I missed you all here in blogland. It feels good to be connected again!

Talk soon...

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Lots of Boxes and No Microwave

I've been absent from this blog for much longer than I had originally intended. It seems that moving to another state is a much bigger undertaking than I thought. Even though we had plenty of forewarning, lots of packing waited until the last possible minute. The moving itself was a comedy of errors. The movers were an hour late, not everything fit into the truck (one of those things being our microwave which I've missed more than I ever would have thought), and we were late to the bank to close on our house. It was such a mess. But, it's behind us and we have ourselves an adorable new house. It needs some work and I'm going to try to chronicle some of our efforts here in making this house a cozy home. Right now there are still tons of boxes to unpack so I probably won't have the shop up and running for another week or so. I hope to at least be back with a proper post with pictures in the next few days. I received some new goodies in the mail that I need to share!