Monday, April 11, 2011

Sunny Monday

It is the first day of our two week spring break and everything is looking sunny and wonderful here.  Even though there is a bit of a cloud hanging over me as I wait anxiously for every phone call from Daddy-007 to hear how his business trip is going in Wisconsin... and whether or not we will be moving back to the States this year or not. I have such mixed emotions, but rest-assured that all the outcomes are good ones, so it is really just the matter of NOT KNOWING that is anxiety producing. 

On the topic of spring break: I am feeling so much better on my new medicine that, honestly, I am not feeling sick at all these days (yay!), but I am still suffering from the effects of being such a homebody/near-invalid for the last seven months, in that I have the hardest time motivating out of the house.  007 is usually The Motivator (Wipeout fans will appreciate the visual that goes with that name) in the house, so with him out of town it is a total mess trying to get out of the house. And with three boys teetering on the edge of boredom and already starting to bicker and tattle endlessly, HOLY COW WE NEED TO GET THE HELL OUT OF THIS HOUSE.

Meanwhile... all I can think about is this:

Because I am in love, people. This not-so-little beauty is sitting on 4 acres outside Madison, Wisconsin and is making me daydream all day long about how wonderful it would be to raise my herd of boys there. The lot is almost entirely wooded and that the house itself is surrounded by pine trees is a dream come true. For some reason pine trees (all conifers, actually) are incredibly soothing to me and I've always wanted to live in a place (like the Pacific Northwest) where I could be around them. They not only soothe me, they inspire me. I always feel more creative when I am in a natural environment, but something about a towering pine, fir, or cedar just gets my artistic juices flowing

That the house is incredible is just icing on the cake.  Honestly, except for the lack of exposed beams and a timber-framed great room, it is almost as if my husband and I designed it ourselves.  I kid you not. 

It is unfortunate that getting the house of my dreams would also mean having to leave to Engand, which will break my heart... I know hearts heal and I can always come back to visit all the dear friends that I've made here, but... *sniff*

As you can see, I am on an emotional roller-coaster here. The next week is going to be very interesting... And then we leave for a week in Rhodes, a tiny island in Greece! The Furious Five will be laying aside their shouting, barely-contained mania for seven days of beach and pool-side lounging.  I'm assuming there will be wi-fi, so photos will be posted regularly here or on my posterous account, so stay tuned.

Paula, aka QWERTY Mum, was the winner of the Trinny and Susannah shapewear giveaway. Thanks to everyone who participated!

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