Well, there has been a lot going on lately, so I haven’t had much free time to post.

We are finally all moved in to the new house. And by “all” I mean “just barely”. There are still several  boxes sitting unpacked, although at least they are distributed to their various future home rooms. With some generous assistance from my MIL, we now have a functioning kitchen. It is SO nice to finally have enough space to put away all of our dishes, platters, serving bowls, kitchen appliances, china, silver, etc. In our tiny galley kitchen in the Chicago apartment, most of these things sat unused and dusty in storage or taking up precious counter space. Now, everything has a home! Including my china, most of which has been sitting in the back of a closet for the past 5 years! I am looking forward to our first big dinner party where I can pull out all the stops and enjoy this beautiful fine bone china. While unpacking all of these beautiful things, I also realized how very generous folks were when we were married, and am reminded again of what an incredible support system we have had throughout our marriage, and continue to have no matter where we are. If any of you are reading this, THANK YOU for that.

So, next up is just enjoying this new home, reveling in the warm weather that has finally come our way (and the deck that we have to enjoy it on!) and the relaxed pace of an Indiana summer. I have so much on my plate right now with getting things put away and organized, taking care of the little one and maintaining my freelance work, but I am enjoying every second and am so grateful for this phase of life. As I said in a previous post, my cup overfloweth!

I will try to post more regularly on this blog, as we continue to get more settled (if/when I have time to sit down and organize my thoughts… right now it involves a cup of coffee and a brief period of peace while Cormac is absorbed with “reading” a book before his morning nap). I post primarily on this blog for my own benefit, to remember what has been going on at various periods of my life, but I’m also hoping to use it to keep up with folks we don’t live near anymore.

That being said, I’ll leave you with a question — check out the poll at the end of this post or in the top of the sidebar and let me know what you think! Based on the feedback to this poll, I’ll come up with some new options… and maybe let you vote on those as well!

Happy Monday!

Should I change the name of my blog?

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