Thank heaven for my new place of peace & calm. I’m finally sleeping well at night. I don’t wake up in the morning and check the news, fearful of what is happening next. I don’t feel like I’m in a lifeboat alone and no one is ever going to rescue me. The feeling of something warm and safe finally surrounded me.
I’m taking this place of peacefulness and pouring it into my home. Yes, I’ve always been pretty neat and organized but I’m taking it to another level. I’m focusing my energy on my blog and my passions. My home is neat, organized, and a peaceful place.
Our daughter has a June wedding planned and I finally feel like there is a glimmer of hope that it might happen and I can start creating and prepping for a very pretty festive event. Even if we have to postpone the big party, they will probably get married in our backyard. It will be a very intimate, beautiful day!
Update: We did have the “Best Little Backyard Wedding” ever and you and see pictures and read about it HERE
There are still some very scary things happening in the world but I find that I’m much more hopeful. Some of the loss this past year has turned into potential and optimism. While it’s been over Zoom, I’ve connected more with some of my friends and family this past year than I have in a very long time.
I’ve embraced this new normal. The holidays were less stressful even though it was sad not to have our kids and family right here with us, we actually got to enjoy more festivities, albeit virtual, than we ever have.
I still can’t make a decent loaf of sourdough bread but I’m not giving up yet! I have another loaf rising on my counter as I write this.
Update: I’ve finally gotten my sourdough down. Here is the recipe that I use!
It’s crazy cold and snowy here in the Chicago Suburbs but I’m embracing the coziness of my home and enjoying the heck out of our fireplace. A fireplace that “Handy” built. I’m blogging next week on all of the projects that “Handy” has made in our house! Expect to be impressed!! I’m anxious to share it all with you.
I wish for you, all my friends, peace and calm!