After not writing in a long time, I thought I'd check in today. I feel anticipation is a great theme in my life these days.
We are still settling in to the new place. We've been here about a month, and while we plan on buying a new bookshelf soon, that still leaves our sunroom piled with boxes marked "books". The sunroom, when emptied, will become my craft/writing room, just a little place of my own. I look forward to spending time in there!

Scott and I just celebrated five years of marriage. The move and his new job had put some stress on our relationship, but I feel that over the past week we've intentionally spent some quality time together, and we are much more connected now. It can be easy to get caught up in all that is going on, and forget your true priorities.

The other tidbit of news I have is that my brother is home from overseas (he is in the air force and was on his second deployment) and he and my mom will fly in and spend some time with me soon! I look forward to this reunion immensely, I have not seen David in over a year, and have not seen my mom since spring. It is difficult to live apart from them, especially as my relationships with both of them have grown so much since becoming an adult and a parent. I can't wait to just goof off and hang out with them!

The summer has been so hot I had completely forgotten about fall, but the past couple days the mornings have been breezy and cool (that is to say, not 90 degrees). So autumn has been slipping back into my mind, and how exciting it is to anticipate cooler weather, crunchy leaves, and of course the foods of fall - especially apples and pumpkins.

What's new in your life? What are you most looking forward to these days?


nic said...

Congratulations on your move and on five fabulous years!!!

I, too, am anticipating fall--the cool air, wearing sweaters and scarves (ma fav!), and savoring hot beverages. A new job awaits me at a new university. I'm excited and nervous, and *really* need to sit down and craft my new syllabus and project-assignments!

I'm looking forward to new challenges, and a new routine...maybe some of that "writing time" I told myself I'd have "all summer long," but somehow never experienced;-P

SherilinR said...

how delightful to have a little space of your own for crafting or whatnot. i haven't had a room of my own since i was 22 and not yet married. i kind of miss it!
i'm ready to order up some fall weather too. this 100+ weather is starting to get a little old.

Anonymous said...

You're not the easiest woman in the world to find, you know.

jessie said...

I'm looking forward to fall. I'm ready for cool, sunny days and walks in the woods. I'm looking forward to mums blooming. I'm looking forward to apples and pumpkins and roasting pumpkin seeds. xoxo

Anonymous said...

Well, i've done some catch up reading, and i've got to say i'm blown away. Last i remember you were living in a house with a mountain behind it in Georgia and knew massage. Look at you now! KIDS! I'm glad you never lost your knack for writing, you do it well.

Mare said...

I'm looking forward to going to China this Wednesday. I've highly anticipated this trip for years, since I first told my grandmother that if she lived to her 100th birthday, I'd go wherever in the world she was to help her celebrate. Well, my grandmother turns 100 this year, and she's in Shanghai. So we're packing up the baby (who's just turned 1) and taking her overseas with us for 2 weeks. Should be a fun trip, if we can get through the plane ride unscathed!

pengwendolen said...

I'm looking forward to apple cider and jumping in leaf piles. We live in an older suburb that is just filled with giant trees that turn all sorts of colors. It's awesomesauce.