So I took the night off. Brian cleaned up from dinner and I slipped into our beautifully welcoming whirlpool tub I've been eyeing but too tired to clean all week. Lavender bath salts, Pandora, and chamomile tea - I may have forgotten any outside world existed for a half hour or so. A perfectly timed evening since Brian leaves for his first work trip tomorrow.
There are so many things that have made me so happy since we've moved in - all to appear in viewing form once we get this place looking a little more lived in. But to name a few that exist outside our four walls - there's a favorited walking trail that follows a creek Rori and I stop to play in every now and then, a coffee shop I wish I had the funds to frequent every morning of my life, and a cute old farmer never failing to be sitting in the window at McDonalds - making me smile every time I pass by. It's quaint here. Slow paced and friendly with a few oddities sprinkled about - just what I'm hoping this home will be when we've finished sorting things out.