Thursday, May 15, 2014

We moved.

I have Internet finally.  Finally.  This is now the third Internet company that has come out to try and link us back into the e-world.  One fella stood on the top of the roof with his biggest receptor and grumbled that he couldn't even get a crappy signal.  Well.  Anyway, we have Internet now.  And I'm not packing and unpacking (well....), and I'm not studying, and I'm not working (right now), so I can blog. 
I miss blogging so much for several reasons.  I love getting feedback on it, yes, but also I feel like I live my most complete life when I'm sharing it.  If I don't do anything quality and beautiful with my kids then I have nothing to post.  Basically I'm an extremely selfish person with my time and a blog helps me be a better mom.  Hey, the truth sucks, but whatever works.  My kids get a better mom, so that's a win.
So we moved!  I finished school, started working, and we started daydreaming about the next step.  Didn't anticipate being ready to move for at least a year or two.  Then daydreaming led to drives in the country, which led to showings, which led to paperwork *just in case*, which led to this house and a drive home when I put my foot down and said, "I want's perfect.  Give them what they want and lets do it by 8am tomorrow....this is for us."  He agreed and after an agonizing morning at work I finally got the text that I needed to start packing.  I screamed and started work.  Not something most people want to see a nurse doing.  But it was total joy.  I knew this was the place for my family.

I love being a country girl.  I have had several lessons already that make me smack my head at how naive I am, and I'm sure I will have many more.  I started a beautiful garden in the kitchen that my family had to walk around for weeks.  We enjoyed watching these big tall bean plants grown and was excited when it was finally warm enough to bring them outside.  Two hours later, our Kansas south wind snapped my entire garden in two.  That's the hard way to learn about the importance of "hardening off."  Instructions are important.  Lesson one. 
Coyotes live here, too. And there's no reason to run terrified into the house every time you hear them.  Lesson two. 
The neighbors horses aren't fighting....they're mating.  No need to alert the neighbor.  You WILL be laughed at.  Lesson three. 

Gardening:  Lessons 4-578
It took a full day to measure measure all these bricks out so they would be perfectly aligned.  When I stepped back to admire all my work and started taking pictures it started to dawn on me that I created a garden that looks like a cemetery.  My sister confirmed that through text.
"Does this look like a graveyard?"
"Yes....Yes it does.  Yes."
It's looking better.  I'm really hoping that all the beautiful vegetables and flowers will distract from that horrid garden plan. 
We're loving the garden, and this place has flowers galore.  We love that, too.  We love everything here. 

The cat still hates the dog. 
The dog is still sure she'll come around.
She won't.

So that's the update.  I have a lot to do on the house before I really post pictures of it.  I still don't know where half my crap is going to go so everything is randomly sitting around.  Until later!...