Just a catch uppey kind of post....
We're having fun discovering our new town - new parks, shoppes, restaurants, and we visited a church last Sunday. There are another four or five on our list to visit before we head back to Idaho for the summer. Being in the Bible Belt, there are a lot of good churches to choose from. I'm sure we'll find a great one with time.
This week we planned our yearly vacation with CS's brother and sister-in-law, to Yellowstone this September. They haven't been there in years, and it's one of our favorite places in the United States. Fall should be a beautiful time to visit. Amazing that every room in the park is pretty much fully reserved a year ahead! CS loves road trips, and he has a deep, abiding love for Yellowstone; we think it'll be a perfect place to visit this fall, since it's only a day's drive away from our CDA, Idaho home. The bear presence there always scares me a bit, but did you know that the buffalo are considered the most dangerous animal in the park? Yet people approach them all the time!
I tried a new website called Posh Mark, at the advice of a friend. It's consignment clothing, sold by mothers trying to make a bit of cash by working out of their homes. I bought two skirts and a pair of shoes this week, and they arrived within days. I love how creative young moms are these days!
My hair, not necessarily on purpose, has grown to be the longest it's been in years. Mostly because I was out of pocket for a hair dresser and it seems to grow fast. So I find myself having shoulder length hair, but photos I'd see of myself looked stark and severe. So I got brave tonight and stood over the bathroom counter and cut bangs. A bit scary but it turned out fine I think, and I like the look much better. Having a long, skinny, oval shaped face, bangs just seem like a good option for me. Break up some of that space! Bangs are just a softer look, and at my age, that seems a good way to go.
I read a book last week called A Fall of Marigolds - can't remember the author. It runs two time periods concurrently, one 10 years after 9/11 and one in 1911. One takes place in New York City and the other on Ellis Island. I really enjoyed it. Not heavy but the kind of book I looked forward to curling up with every night. I got a library card from our local library within a week or so of moving in and brought home an armful of books. Having a stack of books on my nightstand just makes me a happier girl.
So the pantry and my craft closet are still a total wreck. Perhaps next week I'll tackle them a bit. Right now I'm looking forward to easing into May, and taking it one week at a time. May is just too lovely a month, no matter where you live, to do anything else.