Alright, a complete life change in one week was maybe a little ambitious. I'll give ya that.
Though, we did make lots of headway. Our rooms are all clean, decluttered and lovely. Our school room is organized and ready for action. All that's left is the kitchen, laundry room and garden room. Not too shabby.
But wait, there's more!
I have never, in all my married days, had my own recycle bin. The boys are excited about this, which I think has something to do with a recylcing episode of "The Magic School Bus". They are so very excited, in fact, that Luke is picking up cans and bottles any old place he finds them and bringing them home for our bin.
There's this too:
Our first ever local produce delivery from Greenling! We aniticipated this bucket like Christmas morning. See that roundish thing in the bottom right corner? I don't even know what that thing is! I love that! Whatever it is, we're going to eat it, just like we ate okra for dinner tonight. OKRA! I've never had okra in my own fridge and skillet. So exciting. And so good! My boys wolfed it down and officially declared it palatable. Thanks Eren, for the fried okra how-to. That's right, we fried it, and I'm not a bit sorry.
We also, for the first time ever, attended the Austin Farmer's Market.
We came home with wildflower honey, buffalo meat, and two kinds of artisan cheese. There was something really wonderful about seeing the people who worked so hard to provide this stuff. Even Luke commented that , "those farmers must have gotten up so early to set up their tents and get ready to sell their stuff." Yep. Hopefully, that's lesson number one in appreciating what's on your plate.
At the market, were particularly taken by a young man, about 10 years old, who gave us the low down on the honey. He was selling alongside his grandmother. It was clear that he knew much about his product, had bottled and labled it, and had done the heavy lifting for his grandma during the morning's set up. We will think of him, no doubt, when we are enjoying his wares.
I like that. I think we're coming along just fine. (and no... I haven't yet succombed to the still burning desire for a Diet Coke - Don't I deserve a chip or something by now?)