This week started like any other, but you know what they say, "If you wanna make God laugh, tell Him your plans." On Wednesday Dylan woke up to a call from our landlord; she had sold the house we've been renting for almost 5 years. Surprise! After a few minutes of What??!! we embraced our challenge and set about finding a new place of residence. Lots of looking and calling and looking some more, but nothing revealed itself immediately, so we gave up for the day, resolved to wait for next week's paper (that's right, it comes out once a week) to come out for more leads. Then an evening call to a friend led to just the right fit. By the time we picked up our oldest kid from play rehearsal we were on our way to check out the new digs.
It's a lovely place, and we're having lots of fun figuring out how to arrange our new studio space. I'll miss living down the dirt road from my parents though. Right now we're out in the boonies, with cows and elk and Canada geese for neighbors. Many mornings I stop by my folks' house for tea and conversation before starting my day.
Lately the hummingbirds are taking over.
Funny, cheeky little things.
They're like tiny feathery birdbugs.
My dad has become quite the photographer as of late.
Here's the latest of many hummingbird pics.
Isn't it wonderful?
It's been quite the challenge trying to balance packing and working and such, not to mention the man-eating plant that we're making for my daughter's school play. But we have managed to get a few pieces done.
This one's my favorite this week:
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells and cockleshells
And pretty maids all in a row.
Hope this day finds you all happy, healthy, and willing to embrace new beginnings should they arrive unexpectedly.