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Monday, 15 September 2014
Life is change.
Being able to change well, means living well.

We have been living in our new home for nearly 3 months now.

Highlands Afternoon

We survived the bugs. Oh mercy, the bugs.
There were days when I was nearly in tears thinking "what have we done?!" because of the bugs buzzing, biting, non-stop torturing of every warm blooded creature in our household.

This family was on our road this morning!
We bought and stacked 10 cords of firewood.

And this week I had to make our first fire in the wood burning furnace.
I was very proud of myself (and I know it isn't that big of a deal, I mean, people have relied on fire for a little while now, right?) and feeling very self-sufficient.

I am decompressing from years of work and ministry.
This means I have time tomorrow to do what didn't get done today AND nobody is watching to see if it is done to their expectations.
It's actually a very weird feeling.
Lonely and freeing at the same time.

Rowan is getting used to the freedom of being outdoors at will.
In barefeet.
She can skin-the-cat and put on a Cirque du Soleil worthy show on her swing set.
She has a fairy's house and a rainforest on the property.
She is also learning to adjust to the answer to "what are we doing today?" being "this.. just being here."
Andy is putting in the miles at his new trucking job
{and I think, enjoying having a wife who cooks and cleans now...}.

We have time to sit and read poetry, or divert off onto strange and wonderful trajectories during our homeschool lessons~ ending up bathing in the Ganges by video or pursuing our new (and in my case renewed!) fascination for all things Little House on the Prairie.
Boo & Bandit

Our kitties are beheading wee mousies (yay!) and the dogs (affectionately dubbed Big B and Little B) are loving daily adventures in meadow and wood.

You never know, when you leap into the unknown, how it will be.
But life is a series of leaps on faith, right?
And at this early juncture I can say that life is good.
It is far from perfect.
We have a lot of work to do, oh boy, do we ever.
But today I am grateful and happy and it is enough.

 Tis the gift to be simple, 'tis the gift to be free
'Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be,
And when we find ourselves in the place just right,
  'Twill be in the valley of love and delight

I hope that some part of your day has brought you joy ♥♥


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