Oh my goodness, time has flown! G took off last week so we could work at cleaning out the basement, and though there are still a few things to do down there, it is greatly improved and I’m hopeful that by the end of July our house will need only some paint to finish prepping it for selling.
It’s been a hard balance to get everything ready while also focusing on taking down time to get coffee and let E run. Food has been basically ordering pizza or eating quick sandwiches or hitting up a local cafe because I have had no energy to really cook.
Crafting for E has taken a backseat, but I still try and get some things done. I stayed up into the wee hours of the morning drawing out what will eventually be wood toys when we visit G’s parents and use his dad’s woodworking tools. And I’m getting together with a couple other mamas soon to make play silks and more gnomes!
I’m looking forward to the move, but dreading the process of selling the house. All the fears of, ‘What if it doesn’t sell and were in England and can’t pay the mortgage?” freak me out if I think about it too much. So instead, I focus on what life will be like there with E. The exploring we will be able to do. The gardening. The hanging clothes outside to dry and it being normal there. G talks a lot about showing E the abbey we loved, exploring the grounds, and the Christmas Fayre that we’ll be there for.
I’m also really excited to write more here. To take you all along on the journey. We’ll be there for at least twice the time I was the last time so I’m sure that there will be many adventures to share!