Thursday, August 22, 2013

Let's Catch Up, Shall We?

Sooooooo...how was your summer? Not much different than any other day of the year? A complete break from the routine? Were you able to carve out some sunshine and lemonade for yourself?

I certainly hope so.

My summer was spent moving. Again. But without complaint.
We are getting settled.

Getting settled after moving always makes me think, "How long does it take for someone to feel at home?"

I still have no idea.
All I know is that once the boxes are unpacked and the pictures hung on the wall, and I can stumble my way to the bathroom in the middle of the night without running into a wall, I'm set.

What about you? What makes you feel settled? And more importantly, what have you all been up to this summer??

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  1. Lisa! I was thinking about you the other day, hoping all was well. So happy to see you back and nearly settled!

    I think I just spent the summer holding down the fort. So many changes, but everything staying the same!

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    1. I hear ya! It's all different, but all the same. Can you say laundry, anyone? ;)

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  2. Hi Lisa. I've also been trying to get settled this summer. Not quite there yet...but getting close. I realized that I'm settled when I really start to bake in my kitchen. : )

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    1. I hear ya! It's not until I start making bread that I feel really settled! hahah!!

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  3. Hey Lisa! Nice to see you back! (waves at you) I have been dealing with a broken heart this summer, but it's getting better. I've started snail mail pen palling (and am LOVING it) and have tried to find new hobbies to take my mind off of the heart hurt. :)

    What makes me feel settled? That's hard for me to say as I don't know that I've ever felt at complete peace or "settled" anywhere I've lived as an adult. Not that I feel uncomfortable where I am, just not "at home" if that makes sense. Hanging the pics on the wall is a good thing, I've been at my house 4 years and have yet to hang anything on the walls. Hmm...perhaps that's my problem.

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    1. Oh honey! I'm so sorry for your pain!! I wish I could sweep you up in a big hug!

      I love snail mail! Do you want to add me to your list? I will write you back for sure. :) Email me at squaretoothedgirl@gmail.com and I will give you my address. :)

      Much love to you!

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    2. Yay! New snail mail buddy! I'll send an email ASAP. :)

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  4. Lisa!!! Welcome back!

    As for feeling settled in, I always find that until I've watched a 12 hour marathon of one of my favourite TV shows I don't really feel like it's my place.

    But maybe that's just me.

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    1. Afreakinmen, my friend. Afreakinmen. :)

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  5. Getting the kitchen settled makes me feel like I am home. Hope you find what you need as you open each box.

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    1. I couldn't agree more! The kitchen and the bathroom are the two most necessary rooms to unpack first! :)

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  6. any place that allows me to sit and do nothing, it's home or at least go barefoot without stepping on anything undesirable.

    hope you have a great day.

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    1. I absolutely love your definition, Lissa!!

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  7. I'm feeling the same way, for mostly the same reasons. You're right (and you're funny) - hanging photos and knowing where the bathroom helps. Just the other day, though, I was wondering when the strangeness of our home would wear off. Yes, it's a beautiful strangeness, but strange nevertheless. It occurs to me as I write this that I have spent too much of my life waiting to settle in somewhere. Perhaps, like Mary, some of us never really settle in. Maybe it's enough to enjoy the scenery as it passes.. and know where to pee at 3 a.m.

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    1. Amen, friend. Amen. Who could ask for more?? :)

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