I have to tell you I am crazy happy.
Like, wander the grocery store in a full length mumu with a bloody mary in one hand as I wink sloppily at the bagger boy, humming a Jimmy Buffet song, happy.
This is a happy created not by alcohol but by the fulfillment of a plan.
But it is a silly happy like that.
I feel bubbly and giggly and completely and totally in love with my husband and my kiddos, my new house and our new community.
It has been hectic. Most of my spare time is spent with the kids and trying to make our new home comfortable for them . While Pinky adjusts to major changes well and thrives on chaos, my boy, Boo, is slower to take to changes and requires more time and mindful attention.
But we have Spy Camp coming up and hopefully this will allow him to meet other kids who have the same interests as him.
I love everything about where we live and look forward to exploring more and sharing what I find.
The only problem I am having right now is finding a spot to write in.
Before I had a comfy throne that surveyed my humble kingdom. But now the comfy throne is too far away from the booster thingy that wireless requires to run (I have no idea what I am talking about here) and I can't research online properly. I sit on my bed and type, but I can only sit cross legged for a few minutes at a time.
We are going garage sale-ing again in hopes of finding a good table or desk for me to sit at.
But this is in addition to the table and chairs we are purchasing for our.......
We have the best space ever for holding in home workshops and both Mike and I are very excited to put this together for like souls that crave metal wreckage.
The first workshop will be
It will cover from start to finish;1. Where to purchase the least expensive supplies.
2. How to shape, measure, and cut custom made links. QUICKLY.
3. How to solder, hammer, grind and join 6 different types of hand forged chain.
4. What patinas to use, what not to use, how to apply them, layer them, alter them and professionally seal them.
5. Finally we will embellish our chains with handmade headpins (sharing our secret to creating lots of headpins in a short time!), antiqued wire, beads, fibers, shells and tumbled glass.
Our new space allows for 15 people at a time!
That's a party.
So the first task is finding nearby suitable accommodations for our out of town guests. Once I am comfortable with that selection, I can safely schedule the first series of workshops, starting in June.
Thank you for sharing our excitement and continuing to visit my blog even though the interaction has been minimal. It really is temporary until we are settled in and I can spend more time online.
I leave you with Pinky, trying her first steamed clam.....
She LOVED them!