Hello there! Its been just short of a month since I’ve made a peep on our little blog, and it feels so good to get back into the swing of things! Each week the girls and I send out our little “feelers” to determined if there is anything more that we could possibly bump into to keep us from our normal blog routine, and up until this week, there has always been something to keep us away. That word normal, though… I can’t even associate myself with it any longer. Our world has been turned upside down, shaken from side to side, and put back on a new shelf. It seems like everything except for the food we eat, the air we breathe, and the beds we rest on, is different. How quickly can one get used to different? Only as quickly as your mind realizes that things are different, and different is the new normal. At least once you have reached that point, you can begin to sort things out a bit, relax long enough for you to take control of your flurry of thoughts; talking to the Lord in the brief times of quiet. That’s me in a nutshell right now. Hanging on for the ride. It’s a good thing I like roller coasters. 😉
In our new temporary dwelling, there are still boxes to be unpacked, corners to be cleaned, and little things to be fixed. Within our new surroundings (the property) are grand trees rising out of soft, velvety grass speckled with wild strawberries the size of marbles, a fascinating little creek, and a deck that could hold three dozen people for a delightful party. For me, where the house is lacking, the yard makes up for it. I could sit outside all day long and be perfectly content. There are little patches of sun to bathe in where the light has filtered through the canopy, and the birds are so numerous around here it sounds like we’re in a miniature rain forest! Being the bird-lover that I am, this is the best treat of all. I have plans to keep my winged friends around for delightful company and entertainment when the winter comes around. “Feed the birds, tuppence a bag…” 😉
Dress: Hand-made / Shoes: Saltwater Sandals
As for my wardrobe right now, my clothes are mostly unpacked, but my accessories are still wrapped up tight, thus a very simple ensemble was put together for today’s post. I like simple a lot, though it may not be everyone’s taste. Charlotte was the creator of this delightful white and orange polka-dot dress. She grew out of it shortly after she made it though, and not wanting to put it in the scrap pile, decided to give it a longer life in my closet. (See? Being the smallest in your family does have its bonuses!)
As for these Saltwater sandals, I just love them. They have proven to be both stylish, and reliable. We went on a canoe trip just last week, and since not one of us possessed those handy grubby sandals, we wore our Saltwaters for the 20 mile trip. They trod through woodland undergrowth, were soaked a dozen times, and were even mucked up more than once. After all that, the leather and hard rubber washed clean, and they look like they’re still new! I am impressed, to say the least. Get some if you ever are in need of a cute pair of sandals. They’re better than flip-flops any day!
And for those of you who might be moving in the future, here’s a little tip I could give as far as attire goes: keep it as fuss free as possible, and if you’re moving during the in-between seasons (Spring and Fall) make sure to leave a few layers unpacked and on hand to keep you comfortable. Most of the days we moved I just wore a tank top or a knit T-shirt with some longer-length shorts. And if accessories are super important, put them in a box, leaving it untaped so you can grab them when you need them to complete your ensemble.
What has the Lord been doing in your life lately?
If you’ve moved in years passed, did you have a good or bad moving experience?
Love in Christ,
Jessica, the Eldest Sister & Singer