We've officially moved! We're getting unpacked and settled in and absolutely loving being home. I would've posted last week, but I got sick (of course) at the beginning of the week. But now I'm feeling better and really enjoying life. Here's what's been going on:
I bought and planted my first garden items for the raised beds in our backyard (shade-loving things like hostas and bleeding hearts). I have never liked yard work, but there's something about beautifying your own backyard that makes it worth it.
We scored a fire pit at the association garage sale. S'mores are sure to follow!
I'll be starting my new job today (even if it is just an extension of my old job). As much as I like taking time off, money is an essential part of life.
I went for one of my first runs in our new neighborhood yesterday. I'm considering participating in our city's 3rd annual half-marathon in September, but I have to gauge whether or not that's a stupid idea first.
We bought our first "real" furniture. Everything we have is either hand-me-down or cheap, but since we're finally settled (ee!) and adults (eeeee!) we thought we should get some real, adult furniture. So we bought a very comfy, sink-into-it chair with matching ottoman and two 72" solid oak bookcases. We should have the chair by mid-week and the bookcases sometime next week. Oh yes, there will be pictures of my new reading area.
Speaking of reading areas, I have not read a single thing all week. You'd think being sick would be the perfect time to lounge in bed and read, but when I get sick my eyes burn so there's no point in even trying. This week, however, and especially when we have the reading area all set up, I will be finishing Critical Care, diving back into The Help (I bought it because I wasn't waiting for the library hold list again!), then Water for Elephants and A Homemade Life. In essence, everything I've been saying I'll read but not getting around to.
I hope you all had a great week and the current one turns out beautifully! Don't forget to head on over to Sheila's blog to find out what other book bloggers are reading this week!