May 9, 2014

just a little bit buried


we've been spending most of our days packing and taking things apart to be packed. oh the joys of moving. i should write a book.

our sweet girl is home from australia and everything seems to be right with the world once again. she didn't come home with an accent or a kangaroo, but instead the ability to cook. the girl who used to turn her nose up at green food, now loves avocados and don't even get me started on her love affair with hard boiled eggs. in her pre-australian life, she used to run screaming at the mere mention of "we're having fish for dinner" and the other night she ate salmon with us. WAIT a minute. who is this girl and what did they do with our daughter? snort.

we had a huge moving sale followed by an amazing garage sale and almost all of our things are gone. by the truck load they were bought and hauled away and i''m liking the emptiness of it more than i ever thought i could. it took me awhile to realize that all of those things i thought were so important to make a house feel like a home, were just things. of course we have some items that we would never part with, {that we hold an emotional attachment to} but everything else…well, bye bye.

but with that said, based on the number of boxes in my office/art studio and speaking of emotional attachments…i think we're married.

i'm still planning on moving over to my new {yes it's done} website {that i talked about in a previous post} but i just don't have the heart to start posting on it until i can give it the love and attention it deserves. by the way, for anyone out there who needs help with blog tweaking, i found a great guy who is amazing. when a few things came up that i wanted to change and i couldn't figure out on my own {after googling css and html codes for hours} how to do it,  he came to my rescue. brent works via email and paypal so it doesn't matter where you live. seriously people, if you've ever thought "i would totally pay someone to help me with                   on my blog/website," he's your guy.

we watched "the way way back" again the other night and friends, this is a must see movie. honestly, i no longer recommend movies easily due to the verbal backlash that can arise if it's hated, but this one…well, call me crazy daring since i'm obviously taking my chances even mentioning it here. snort.

i'm now off to watch my hubby and daughter put together a {462 pieces and 12 page instruction booklet} TV stand for her apartment. is it too early for margaritas?

happy weekend!!!

22 comments:

  1. So good- like really good- to see you pop up here :) Having your daughter home has to make the world feel whole again. And new digs on top of new blog digs- well all that new sounds crazy wonderful and will wait patiently for all the big reveals :)

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  2. I watched the way way back 3 times in a row with my kids...now I want to watch it again!!! Can't wait to see your new space! Xoxo

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  3. So glad your daughter is home safe and sound. That must be such a wonderful feeling.

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  4. Where are you moving?
    That's sweet that your daughter is back--and improved in a way. Travel does broaden one so much.

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  5. What a joyous reunion with your daughter that must've been! I hate moving but love the decluttering aspect. Living with less is becoming a more desirable lifestyle these days. I see these 500 sq ft homes that are so wonderfully designed and I think, I could do that! Think of all the hours of cleaning or upkeep that would not be happening. Anyway, best of luck with the move and the new site.

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  6. love that pic!!! needs a quirky caption then it needs to be sold to a greeting card company!

    way way back was recommended to me by one of our mutual friends so I'm sure it is good... I have it in my queue!

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  7. Oooo! I just DVR'd that movie last night. Now I'm super excited to watch it! Happy Mothers Day Beth!

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  8. beth, you do realize you're dangling a "i wonder where they are moving to" carrot? lol

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  9. I too like that film, I am facing "put together" instructions for several pieces for DD's apt soon..we are all just getting on with it.... right?

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  10. I'm glad you took the time to sit at your computer and type as busy as your are. I love your newsy letters like news from home and I'm far away from that. xo Jenny

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  11. It must feel so good to have Cate home!!! yay! Yes, the attachment to things is remarkable! And the letting go is equally so.
    Wishing you continued strength and lots of laughter as you move through!
    Love ya!

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  12. So glad your daughter is home! And just in time to help! I can't even begin to imagine the packing, purging and moving -- the purging alone will be a never-ending project here. But good for you. And smart woman not to move the site till you are ready to really roll with it, feel comfy with it. So much on your plate. Breathe!

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  13. I'm glad you have your daughter back! And moving...? I cringe at the thought, but that's just me. I would like to purge and pack though. It would be nice to get some things out of here. I'm excited for you though! New beginnings are always fun to step into.

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  14. I can't wait to see your new design and the new home! I like my design but at some point definitely want a more white/clean looking site - I will have to keep your designer in mind.

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  15. Yay!!!! Your daughter is back! Yaaaayyyyy!!!! So happy for you! What an awesome Mother's Day gift! Haven't had time to peek in on blogs much lately. Felt nice to visit your space. ;) New blog, eh? I'll have to stay tuned!

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  16. Am sooo excited to see your new blog! Good luck with the move!

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  17. So much excitement. In a way I would like to be doing this too. I see way too much in my house.
    Take care and good luck with the move for sure. And then I will look forward to seeing the new blog.

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  18. I'm forever trying to pare down my possessions. But I have a little problem of buying two new things for every one I get rid of :) I believe life is a special occasion, so it's never too early for a marg!

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  19. Fifteen moves in thirty years! I yiyi. I take my hat off to you. I'm helping a friend in the process of moving after 20 years in their home. She should give you a call for a little "how to" lesson. Maybe YOU could set up a PayPal account ;-)

    It sounds like you are very excited about what's to come and I'm thrilled for you.

    Congrats to your daughter on learning to eat "green". That made me smile.

    xo jj

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  20. hang in there...although not moving - with the end of the year, schools wrapping up, travel plans approaching (long flights with 2 small pirates alone is enough to make me gulp) -- i feel too, just like your photo. thx also for the web contact. i just may have a need along the road.

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  21. What a great squirrel shot !
    Ah yes moving and emotional attachments ~
    moving is high on the stress chart.

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth