Thursday, January 03, 2013

one year

Well ... we have just past the one year marker of being in Olympia.

It is amazing how long it takes to really make a place one's home ...
I had kind of lost myself with all the moving, 
getting kids settled in, exploring the area, 
making new friends ..♦
I found myself wishing for things past
homesick for old friend and favorite places.

Even though this time of year can be a bit dark and gloomy I love the way things slow down from the usual hectic pace.

I spent all day in the kitchen yesterday.
I organized the cupboards, deep cleaned top to bottom,  refilled my spices 
... all the while a large pot of spaghetti sauce simmered 
filling the house with wonderful delights.
Everyone came home cold & hungry.
There is no better way to make yourself be home.

a man travels the world over in search of what he needs 
and returns home to find it
George Moore

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New in the little ZiBagz shop


andrea creates said...

it's always a nice feeling when you finally start to think of a place as 'home'. i've moved quite a lot and sometimes you never think of a certain place that way...
i do like the quote at the end though, that's so true...

great bags!!

found and sewn said...

What a lovely day you had yesterday! It's so nice when you feel a place is 'home' x

windrock studio said...

~ lovely ~

Valerie Boersma said...

I can't believe it's been a year already!

I wish we were neighbors, Lisa. That spaghetti looks wonderful! I'd make myself right at home in your well tended little nest:)

It sure isn't an easy task settling into someplace new. Hang in there-it will get better:) xx