wow and woohoo!
I have been sick for days.... my body finally saying enough is enough with physical stress and exhaustion that manifested as some sort of cold/upper respiratory illness that succeeded in finally slowing me down. Today I stood on the edge of the driveway, directing the movement of boxes and carefully wrapped bundles of art and treasures to the different parts of the house where they will land for unpacking, and after the queen bed was safely delivered to its new place in the guest room we unwrapped new sheets and a new down comforter, wonderful soft sheets and a paisley bedspread. The cherry corner cabinet will reside there, and somehow seeing that wonderful bed and my corner cabinet there.... in this beautiful new space.... finally brought home the reality that we have finally moved.
We bought some bulbs to plant in the front yard, and tonight, even though the fireplace room is loaded with boxes, it feels like home for the first time.... our home.
There is so much work to do before my studio schedule normalizes once again, and who knows what the new normal will look like. I want to enjoy the things that so many take for granted.... planting a garden, finding special furniture that we will love for years and years, cleaning and washing windows and tending to a home place that I hope will come to reflect who we really are in the best sense. Getting to know neighbors...... hearing the kids laugh and play out on the cul de sac.... sitting quietly on the back porch to watch the sun set.
Finding the new (beautiful) normal.