Since last month’s journal post we have successfully moved our household to Oregon! This was a major undertaking but one that included help from three of our four children (and plenty of friends too)! We will be forever grateful for everyone’s help in packing and loading on the California end and unpacking and cleaning on the Oregon end. I’ve decided it was too much work to ever move again.
I am enjoying the process of creating a new home as we arrange furniture and find homes for our belongings. I don’t know what I would have done without my daughter, who helped find things for me by sorting through boxes. She also was the chief photo and picture hanger. I never knew how much energy it takes to decide how to arrange things in a new space. At the end of a very long ten days, we are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
While the children were here, we did take time to have some fun and relaxation as well. Living right on the river, we were able to take a few walks down to the water. It snowed on us a couple of times but nothing that really stuck to the ground. We had an amazing dinner out with our daughter that we will all dream about in the months to come…it was super delicious!
My office is slowly getting put back together and for some reason it has been the room I have most procrastinated in unpacking. Maybe it is psychological….when the office is done, then I will be officially back to “work”. I normally enjoy sitting and writing or organizing Sketch Tuesday or picking music for Music Appreciation Monday. Right now, it seems like an intrusion. I think I am in a “honeymoon” period of sorts with life in Oregon because it still feels like I’m on vacation and not actually living here permanently.
Permanent vacation mode would be nice but not reality yet. I have plans to keep on working and supporting the Harmony Fine Arts plans until the year 2020. It does sound far off but it really isn’t all that long from now.
Projects I am Going to Work on in the Next Month
- Make curtains for my dining room.
- Frame a few more pieces of artwork for my office wall.
- Purchase new bathroom rugs.
- Start planning my new backyard garden!
- Organize my office and the family room.
- Unpack my books.
Next month I am hoping to be settled in enough to create a list of summer things I want to do like hikes, kayak trips, cooking, crafts, etc. Or, it may be a busy time again since I’m going to New York to visit my kids in July. I have a feeling this summer will speed by no matter how much I want it to last.No comments yet