I can hardly believe my last blog post was a month ago.
How time flies!
How surreal it is to think that we spent the last almost two years in New Hampshire. I’m not sure why it feels surreal to me, but it does.
The oddest thing I notice is that I only miss two things about New Hampshire. Our huge bathtub that was surrounded by windows, and my favorite restaurant in Boston that has an amazing gluten-free menu, Legal Seafood.
Seriously, I miss nothing else.
Strange because I loved so much about New England while we were there.
Now that we’re back home and I’m able to spend all the time I want with our son and my mom, enjoy a city and all it has to offer, and have the convenience of good organic grocery stores… I can’t quite believe I made it almost two years so far away from family and city life.
I suppose the good thing is, I proved to myself that I’m able to adapt. Because while I certainly am extremely happy being back in Washington around my family, I wasn’t unhappy in New Hampshire. And, I survived living 2700 miles away from our only child.
But I will tell you, there would have to be some extreme or unusual life circumstances for me to ever agree to something like that again. Life is just too short to live so far from the people you love.
We hit the ground running when we arrived in our hometown. We looked at numerous houses that all got the thumbs down, and right when I thought there was no hope of finding anything close to what we were looking for, we finally settled on something we could both agree on. All papers should be signed and sealed and we’ll be moved in (fingers crossed) by the end of this month. It’s new construction so after the move in, we’ll focus on fencing and landscaping. One of my favorite things in the world to do is fiddle around in the yard and garden. I’m hoping I can get my hands dirty at least a little bit before we run out of summer.
Life has been crazy and we keep waiting for it to slow down, but of course that will probably never happen, and it hasn’t all been work.
There’s been lots of visiting and hanging out, enjoyable meals with friends and family, walking the dogs on their old stomping grounds, eating at our favorite restaurants, and basically just enjoying being back home. Tony has started working again and I’ve been promised that his travel schedule will not be nearly as demanding as it was in New Hampshire. We’ll see…
The other day I went to our storage unit where our entire house is stored and dragged out all of my jewelry making supplies.
It’s been years since I’ve made any jewelry and I spent one entire day last week fiddling around with it and watching movies.
I tested positive on my second Lyme test in NH after 2 waves of antibiotic treatment, did a third wave after we left NH, and am supposed to be resting to “boost” my immune system. Rest does make a major difference in how I feel, but as with anything, it’s easier said than done. But I’m working on it! Oh yes, and low stress is key also. I just have to laugh at that one. I’m not feeling fantastic, but things could be much worse, so I choose to focus on the now and worry about the later, later. I should be getting the test results for the Lyme co-infections testing soon. I’ll worry about that and finding a specialist when the time comes.
Until we move into the house we’re staying in our 25 foot camping trailer.
Some people gasp and shake their heads when they hear that. As if camping is a punishment!
It’s a lovely trailer, and has made the last month and a half feel like a perpetual vacation. It’s incredibly relaxing and I have to admit, I’m thankful to not have to clean that huge house in New Hampshire any longer!
We’re camping at a Gun Club and it has been so peaceful. A lovely, dog friendly, place to stay. This weekend there’s a giant shin dig with tons of people, but typically several days a week we have the place all to ourselves.
Once we’re settled in the new house, I promise, promise, I’ll get back to posting regular recipes for you! My diet will be changing to boost my immune system, so you can look forward to experimenting with me and trying new things.
We’ll talk soon, and until then, many blessing to you from Gluten Free Zen!