The ride's still moving

Settling down

        Can you believe it's almost September?  This summer has just been a blur.  I have to admit I'm ready for fall - it's my favorite season, and I suspect that this property will be gorgeous when the leaves turn. 

        Things continue to progress well for us.  We accepted an offer last night on our other house - contingent, but we're hopeful that everything will go smoothly.  (Prayers and positive thoughts appreciated!)   We're slowly finding a place for everything in this house.  It's a little smaller and is laid out quite differently than the last house, so it's kind of like a 3-D puzzle, trying to figure out where things will fit.  The kitchen is fantastic - nice and big, with tons of cupboard and countertop space, which makes me happy.  I'm not fond of cooking, but a big kitchen makes it better!  :-)   Plus hubby got me a Kitchen Aid mixer for my birthday and I LOVE IT!!  I do enjoy baking, but with my arthritis, doing anything that required a lot of mixing or kneading is painful.  The mixer does all the hard work for me, and it's awesome.  (No, not a paid endorsement - I just really like it!)

        My summer was complicated by a lot of medical issues, resulting in a lot of medical bills, which is another reason we're hoping the sale of the other house goes smoothly!  Thankfully nothing serious turned up, but it's been a little scary at times.   I'm starting to feel better now and I know what to keep an eye on, so it's okay.   Luke has also had some problems with illness, but he seems to be doing fine now.  Getting older really isn't for sissies, is it?

        One thing I'm super excited about is the fact that I'm enrolled in a metalworking class this fall!  The Flint Institute of Art offers a variety of classes in different areas, and there is a jewelry metalworking class available.   This is something I've wanted to do for a long time, but could never find classes that were affordable or close enough to be reasonable.  This one's both, so I am really looking forward to it.  I have so many ideas bouncing around in my head that I could just about explode! 

        That's all for now....I'm going to try and organize my beading supplies a bit more.  Those ideas want out!

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