Saturday, March 26, 2011

Home is where your story begins


we closed on the new house well over a month ago (Valentine's Day, to be precise) and after over 2 weeks of really hard labor and some whopping good examples of Murphy's Law we moved our stuff here, only to discover that all sorts of our furniture literally DID NOT FIT (like, it would fit in the room, but couldn't get in the door, or down the stairs, or turn the corner in the hallway). The day of the move my husband andI were recounting all the things that had gone wrong and laughing hysterically. The May Queen asked why we were laughing, and I told her that it was either that or cry. And she joined in the laughter.

I am exhausted and not fully unpacked and not yet completely out of the temporary house. Projects I had hoped to have completed before we moved our stuff in still aren't done (since our old friend Murphy made sure we had enough other stuff to keep us busy, thank you very much). Our computer died and we had to get a new one.

It's been a hell of a month.

But we've had our first houseguests. And today we hung some pictures on the wall. And i LOVE my red living room and enormous kitchen sink. So it's getting there.


So that's why I haven't been around much. Or part of why. It turns out that even though I'm an extrovert (with a BLOG, for heaven's sake) I'm really not all that good about talking about myself when the going gets tough. But I'm getting there.



kaye said...

It's nice to see your blimp on the radar :) Hope you get settled in and leave Murphy standing on the doorstep.

alejna said...

Glad to see you back here, in any case. And congrats on your new home! (Funny story about the furniture not fitting. Or sad. I'll go with "funny.")

flutter said...

welcome home, sweet friend

De said...

I was planning to email & check on with you - it's great to hear from you.

I have a framed photo with that title phrase as the caption. I love it and look at it every day

Kyla said...

Glad you are settling in at HOME. :)

Rima said...

I was so happy to see you pop up in my Reader! Was wondering how you've been. I hope things continue to look up. Red living room sounds awesome.

Kat said...

So glad you are finally in your house. And give yourself some time. We have been in our house for a year and a half now and I am still trying to find the right pictures and curtains and such for certain rooms. It takes time to make it a home.

Glad to hear from you! :)

And you know we need pictures of that red living room, right? :)

imbeingheldhostage said...

Some of us are a little too good at talking about ourselves, you really should shoulder some of that burden ;-)
Seriously though, so glad that things are finally going the right direction for you though. Nothing really good is ever easy, right?
I have other cliches for you. Like how the grain of sand, if agitated enough becomes an oyster-- but then I was told that wasn't true, so that blew that one out of the water.
I'm eager to see photos of your new place!

Magpie said...

Hi! Waving frantically! Glad you have a red living room. Pictures?

Mary G said...

I have friends who had to have their matress hoisted in through a second floor window after the frame had been removed.
We applied several servings of white wine to their pain.
I am glad to hear that you are, mostly, in and that the living room works!
And fifteen years after our last move, I still have a few untouched boxes. Take heart.

Chantal said...

Congrats on the new house. Sorry I haven't visited much. I haven't been blogging much either. Hugs.