Friday, March 30, 2012


Just to remind myself what I DO like about the house that we are renting...

...I have a light over my kitchen sink!  Awesome!  I went two years without's nice not doing  the dishes in the dark.
...I live in a very peaceful's very quiet and I can hear the frogs at night.
...I can see the stars at night...when it's not cloudy or rainy. :)
...I have a huge yard, with fruit trees and so much more.
...I have a fireplace with a mantle.
...I live on a hill and can 'hike' to the top of my backyard and have a beautiful view.
...I can have chickens if I want to.
...I can "feed" the bees in our hive while my husband is gone.  Very cool!

And though these don't really count as what I like, they count because when my boys are happy, I'm happy... boys LOVE the blue carpet... boys think it's awesome that they have one wall in their room that is green... boys LOVE their backyard, with it's secret hideouts, hammock, koi pond, and more...


So, life has been a little crazy since my last post here.  Yeah, I know it's been since November.  My apologies to the 6 people that actually read this blog.  I've discovered something interesting about myself since then.  When the details of my life are up in the air and I have no idea what the day or week or month will bring, I tend to shut out parts of my life so that I don't have to talk about those unknowns more than I have to.  My blog, unfortunately, was one of those parts that I took a break from. 

 At the end of October, my hubby interviewed for a new that we thought would be perfect.  It was in the perfect place and the timing seemed, well, perfect.  But the kicker was that he didn't get the job.  We were bummed, to say the least.  And then, a couple of weeks later, he got a call about another that we had not been originally open to.  It was for the same position he had interviewed for, except that it was in California.  Whoa!  It was completely unexpected!  To make a long story short, we were both at complete peace with pursuing the opportunity.  And now, I find myself in California, somewhere that I never anticipated living, completely excited to see what God has in store for my family.

Okay, back to the title of this post.  Routine.  This is a very elusive concept in my life right now.  I feel like I have been devoid of routine for 3 months now.  Just the past 3 weeks have been insane with moving, unpacking, travelling, and now home again. I still face boxes and piles and disorder. And, though part of me desperately seeks routine and order, I'm trying to be content with what my life is right now.  I don't want to miss LIFE, and the things that make a day special, because I'm chasing after something I may not attain for quite some time.  :)