March 31, 2015

Since Last We Met




Since last we met, I have done what seems like endless loads of dishes and laundry. I've started deep cleaning my house one room at a time, top to bottom. Light fixtures, woodwork, windows. I prefer this method to a marathon clean which I can't ever seem to find the time for.


My kitchen continues to get a workout but happily the grill is getting used more now that the weather is turning. We had our first dinner with friends on the back porch which is a sure sign of spring. I'm going to try to forget that it snowed days later. I made a new favorite cookie, Gooey Butter Cookies which are very similar to some that are sold at a bakery on Main Street. There is some argument about whether they should be eaten cold or room temperature. I say refrigerate them initially but then serve them room temp. My better half who likes his candy bars frozen, prefers them straight out of the fridge please!


I've been doing a little porch fluffing and I'm gearing up to finally paint the floor and then I think we're ready to sit back and enjoy spring and summer and all of last year's hard work. The emotional and physical scars are almost completely healed now. Our checking account has finally recovered as well. I'm sure there will be a few small projects in our future but I'm feeling pretty content with life just as it is.


Things are good here. I'm enjoying the quiet while I can and trying not to get overwhelmed when I look at the calendar for the next several months. I find it best just to focus on today as much as possible. I'm feeling very grateful these days. For my Sweet Man, my girls, this home, this town, our friends. I'm so excited that our little Village is warming up and coming back to life. I can't believe we've been in this house for 4 years already but at the same time it's hard to imagine myself any other place in the world. My guy gets recruited for new jobs on a regular basis but neither of us can imagine leaving this place. As he so eloquently put it, it's our death house. ;) I told you he was good with words!



 We are on spring break this week. We have no exciting travel plans as we are saving ourselves for a week at the beach this summer. We are instead staying close to home and finding adventure nearby, but then also, finding the quiet which suits my mood lately. I'm off to spend some quality time in the garden. Hope you find time for whatever gives you joy today.

14 comments:

  1. The cookies sound wonderful! Now on my "to bake" list for the weekend. Love it that it is finally warming up in Indiana. It's been too cold (windy, icy, snowy) for too long!

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  2. I haven't started my spring cleaning yet...still too cold here in northern IL. That means no outside work yet either. I am just "itching" to get outside and do work out there! (Remind me I said that in a few weeks, lol.) Those cookies look delicious. I pinned them to my Cookies board. Hope you have a delightful spring break!

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  3. I have started some spring cleaning, but it is more "I need to clean this house because we are moving" cleaning. Those cookies sound wonderful!

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  4. I love the comment, Death House...LOL I have always said they will have to carry me out of this house in a box. :) Enjoy your quiet days. Kit

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  5. Hey there, I was wondering what you were up to...glad to hear that spring is finally coming to IN (it is just arriving here in VA as well).

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  6. It seems we're on the same wave link these days. I've been doing the same. Mostly in the yard and then in the house this week. It feels good, doesn't it? :)

    xo,
    rue

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  7. Those cookies sound lovely...... and I like to Spring clean that way. One room at a time and it is funny how the first rays of Spring sunshine make me want to empty cupboards and scrub them all to within an inch of their lives.

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  8. That glider on the front porch looks like the perfect place to be after all that cleaning you've been doing. : )

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  9. I just love visiting here. I always leave feeling like I've had a nice cup of coffee and something sweet and a refreshing visit on your porch. Truly blissful!

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  10. I just love visiting here. I always leave feeling like I've had a nice cup of coffee and something sweet and a refreshing visit on your porch. Truly blissful!

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  11. Every time I come to your blog I want to move to the Village! It is a dream of mine to move to Zionsville & live close to Main St. It reminds me so much of the fictional town of Stars Hollow in Gilmore Girls. Maybe one day I will get a chance to experience it for myself. For now I wish, hope, and dream

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  12. Love your post, as always. The turquoise tool box is soooo adorable!! Love the paper straws. It's so nice to be thankful and just be in the moment. Glad you are finding some peace. Happy gardening!! :)))

    ~Shanon

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  13. The cookies look delicious!
    Have a nice holiday and enjoy this wonderful peace.

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  14. Steve changed jobs 5 times over the course of his career in order for us to stay right where we are. Each company wanted to move him to another bigger office in a bigger city.

    Everything looks peaceful at the cottage nest.

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