No longer on the move. Here. Virtually and in real life.


Why hello, there. Welcome.

I’m in a new home both in the external world, and in the funky world that is cyberspace. I’m surrounded by boxes. Wires sticking out of the ceiling where light fixtures will someday be. Blank walls, both physical and metaphorical.

We spent three and a half weeks “between” homes. That was okay, not great. We weren’t living out of the car, exactly, though we did spend an awful lot of time digging through the car to find clean underwear and toothbrushes. We have slept in the new house for 2 weeks, and it is wonderful.

The move was more difficult than I expected. Packing, dealing with renovations, a “once-in-50-years” flood in which we lost many things we can get back, some things we never can. Many, many people were kind, and went out of their way to make things easier for us. Sometimes, I am stunned by the abundance of good things, good people, who are in our lives. I didn’t do anything to deserve such good people, and yet. Somehow. They are here.

Now I can exhale, after a long pause.

The photo above is what I see in my still-curtainless room when I open my eyes in the morning. Snapped with my phone, because my camera: she seems to be nowhere. So many things — Tupperware, knives, socks, bras, wine glasses, that outfit that I borrowed from a friend three months ago that she’d really like back —I just don’t know where they are right now.

But no matter, because see those budding leaves? It is spring.

Welcome, spring. Welcome, you, any “you” that is out there. This is just to say: hey there.

New home for the blog
Welcome, dear readers. Sit down.
Enjoy haiku, chat.

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6 Responses to No longer on the move. Here. Virtually and in real life.

  1. behan says:

    Stopped moving also:
    20 days, three thousand miles.
    Hiva Oa ommmm!

    OK so my off the cuff haiku may not come off as well but that’s what you get from a sleep deprived sailor. :-) Landfall in the Marquesas today and what do I do? Look for my Cleaner Plate Club fix and WHOA you did not disappoint. So happy!

  2. Amy says:

    All these moves! Love your new virtual home!

  3. Karen says:

    Love the new digs!!! Wishing for the unpacking fairies to come to your new house and put everything away for you!

  4. Kelly says:

    I am so happy to hear you are settling in. can’t wait to hear more.

  5. I found your blog googling Kale for Kids and will be making the kale chips for dinner tonight. However how can I follow your blog so I don’t miss a minute.

  6. Vikki says:

    You’re back! I’ve been thinking about you. That’s all I have to say today because it is early and I am tired and whatever.

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