How did we get here??

I think the fact that I no longer live in the country is finally sinking in.  Almost.  Jerry and I went down to the old house yesterday to assess, make lists and start a plan for the last of the remodel so we can put that little gem on the market.  The yard looked beautiful.  Our neighbor is keeping it mowed for us until we sell.  The wisteria was amazing – so full and lush.  The roses are kind of sad looking but they have done their thing for the year.  The raised beds all looked sad and empty.  I didn’t even go to the greenhouse.  I wanted one for so long and that too has to stay behind. This is the first trip back that has really bothered me. My whole life changed kinda overnight. No more big sewing projects or catering or baking for people or gardening on the scale we were doing it. Made me a little sad. But not enough to want it all back. Ya know?

All I am saying is I am still VERY happy with our decision to move to the city.  All the pros far outweighed the cons.  But I am having a bit of an adjustment period and I think I have to allow myself to be a little sad as we finish up down there and get the house ready for market.

I have found someone who will take my fabric.  My 1/2 ton of fabric LOL! Not actually a half ton, but several good size containers.  I will keep a small amount and one bundle that I had designated for a quilt top.  All my soap and candle supplies and equipment will be up for grabs.  I think we have about decided next time Jerry is home to start having yard sales.  I hate them with a passion but someone can use these things. My d-i-l has offered her help and I welcome it!  The times they are a changin’

My days now are filled with a little cooking (or ordering in), a little laundry, some housework, a couple of hours at the gym, weather permitting – biking in the evenings.  Sounds full enough but oddly when I go to bed at night there is seldom anything left undone like before.  I was always thinking of 10 things I didn’t get finished the day before.  That is very unsettling at first.

I have signed up for some online college classes.  They are free.  So if I change my mind, no loss.  I feel like I need to get my brain going on some new and exciting things.

My d-i-l also told me any time I get a hankering to bake, please do so.  So I am sure that will be on my list again very soon.  I have two cookbooks outlined and need to test recipes so, yes, I need to bake.  And cook.

I am happy to announce I will also be reviewing some cookbooks again for Gooseberry Patch!

That’s exciting.  So watch for that to begin again soon.

See you all again soon!

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Looking forward to this new stage of your life Susan! Change can be so very exciting! It’s also hard, but I have learned through the years that it’s also all very good. Off with the old, on with the new. I would love to see more pictures of your new home. Do you have a garden at all?