Settling in Finally…
Well we closed on our house on November 19th and just a little under a whole month later Alex, Saci, and I are finally settling into our new abode. I made the last move of boxes from the apartment (that we have until Dec. 31st) this past Sunday. Since then we’ve been unloading boxes little by little…and I’m happy to say that we only have one more left really!
We’re all enjoying the extra space, allowance to decorate to our designer heart’s content, programmable thermostat, garage for our cars, and big backyard to let Saci run around in! Surprisingly, we don’t feel the need to go out by and lots of new furniture…with our existing furnishings and the boat load of stuff my grandma and uncle gave us as a house warming we’re pretty set. Except for area rugs…we’re in need of two large ones. Since we installed the laminate floors I can’t seem to bear the pitter patter of Saci’s little feet everytime she ventures off to explore! Plus, she hates lying on cold, hard floors and has since been on the furniture a whole lot more than usual to lounge about. And of course, I don’t have the heart to tell her to “get the hell off.” She’s still adjusting from the move and all :-)
It’s nice also being in the house for the first time right smack dab in the middle of the Holiday Season! It’s like an early Christmas present for us and we even have our modest Christmas decorations up. No lights this year…we’ll save those for next year, and any neighbor that rolls their eyes at our lack of twinklers can go suck it! I mean that in the most neighborly of ways…we’ll supply the candy canes!
This weekend I’ve dubbed as “Christmas Candy Making Weekend!” I just feel a need to establish some holiday traditions. We’ll be making Buckeyes (an Ohio tradition) for Alex, Traditional English Toffee (for me), and Nannie’s Cherry bars (my favorite holiday treat of hers). My parents always go crazy with the chocolate chip and oatmeal/raisin cookies, so we’ll be all set in that department!
And beings that it’s our first Christmas in our new house and it’s still fresh and exciting news, Alex, Saci, and I will be hosting Christmas Dinner. I haven’t decided what the main course will be yet, but so far Roast Chicken is ranking high on the “Possibilities List.” Side dishes, desserts, and beverages are still all up in the air. Any suggestions readers?
Have a Festive Weekend!