I’ve been out of touch with blogging for awhile and I’ve been missing it. I know I’ve said this before, but I want to blog more. What blogging means to me has changed quite a bit over the year. If I’m not posting, it’s generally because there’s a lot going on in our lives. It’s hard to choose just one (or two or three) things to talk about here. As we embark on some major life changes, I want to document it here.
We are moving to Portland next month. This will be my fourth cross country move and my second to Portland. it was easier to move when I was young and single and only had a few belongings to my name (and no furniture worth keeping.) With a husband, two kids, two cats, a household of belongings, memories, and great furniture, moving becomes more complicated. I’ve become quite nimble at purging my stuff over the years. It’s different this time. Maybe because I’m older and wiser, or perhaps because I struggle with being sentimental. I find myself simultaneously wanting to get rid of everything and knowing better. I spend the bulk of my time getting ready for the world’s most epic moving sale and checking items off of my last hurrah bucket list. Ah, the long goodbye.
It’s a good time to check in:
- Right now I am completely smitten with my Tough Old Boots. Handmade in the UK, this was my 50th birthday present and one that I know I will keep for the rest of my life.
- Most interesting thing I’ve read lately: The Danger of Rumination Without Release.
- I started a nature journal board on Pinterest. I’m not very good at drawing, I’ve been inspired to give it a try by John Muir Laws.
- As I approach my purge of belongings, this has helped guide me through the process: The minimalists checklist.
- Moving across the country is a daunting task. I’m following this packing schedule as soon as my studio is cleaned out. First things first, right? I’m also employing this moving tip.
- Part of turning fitty is coming to terms with aging. I’ve decided to grow out my hair to gray.
- I love Korean food and decided to try my hand at making my own bibimbap sauce.
- My youngest has a sweet tooth and loves to bake. We started with mixes and recently graduated to making desserts from scratch. He made the ‘better than Starbucks lemon loaf” the other day. OMG.
Lastly and most importantly, Orion graduated from high school this month. He finished a full year early with seven transferable college credits and a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale). That’s how you homeschool.