This post has been sitting in edit form for days now. Maybe even an entire week, waiting for me to hit the little publish button.
I almost feel like my creativity has been paused, put on hold until we are in our house, and I am surrounded by my sewing paraphernalia. I can't just buy a zipper, I have dozens with my sewing stuff, and I know I have the exact color I'll need!
Which is silly, because we can always be creative, regardless of the environment, sometimes more creative when we don't have everything we thing we think we need at our fingertips.
Our move-in date keeps move-ing. Haha. Not so funny, but there is a lesson in everything, right? More patience, choosing to enjoy each day, no matter where we are and what we have.
I decided that I just needed to quit waiting for the perfect culmination to create, and started sewing again. Real sewing, not just mending or altering.
I've been promising Divine a new dress for longer than I'm going to admit. Somehow, I forget that she doesn't have any hand-me-downs like the rest of the girls. So. I've started a dress without a pattern, only a vision in my head of what I'd like to see come to fruition.
The azaleas are bare of their fruits now at Magnolia Manor. But now I know what a stupendous show awaits us next year when our home will be well worn in.
The girls are settling into their new schools.
I think we even went the entire last week without any tears. Well, tears from school induced drama, at least.
I have built and planted 2 box gardens, as well as other garden-type activities around the house, keeping an eye on what is going on in the house.
We will miss them, those men that do work and make things nice at the drop of a nail. I say paint and they say what color. I say new hinges and they say what finish.
I even borrowed a tile drill bit today, because I was drilling into glass. People with the right tools are handy.
This whole house renovation has gone on a month longer than originally planned, and I have stopped trying to live neatly from a suitcase. Oh, I'll just wash this at the house. That was a couple of weeks ago.
But good things are hard.
And this house has been given a new life through much hard work. There was skepticism from almost everyone. But I've won them over. Every one.
And Divine just might be able to wear a new dress to our first evening at home.
all photos from my instagram account @nobigdillkaty, which, ahem Gammy, you can also view online here