Thursday, November 27, 2014


It's official. We're completely moved to Mississippi aside from a few things we left behind that we will have to pick up later (bicycles, clothes hangers, patio furniture...).
I really love our new place. I love that I have a sliding glass door to the balcony, complete with a screen. I love that I have a view of tree tops and leaves and not a neighbor's building. I love the carpet and that I have a real dining room and places for everything. The only thing lacking: washer and dryer. We're going to get one eventually, but for now, we drive 20 minutes once a week to wash clothes at my parents'.

Ladybugs are everywhere today. I've counted at least 13 on the balcony railing and a few more on the window. I love them and it's better than being surrounded by wasps.

I miss my old co-workers. It's weird not seeing them as often. I don't miss making cookies and smelling batter, though.

I put our fake Christmas tree up (it will come down once we get a real one next week) and have started decorating it with homemade ornaments, mainly to see how many more I need to make to fill it up. I've got a few Christmas-colored crochet "mints" and even (successfully) created some cinnamon-scented ornaments. Now I'm working on snowflakes. So many snowflakes.

I'm excited for Christmas. I plan to go shopping sometime next week while I'm off. This year, I told the kids that Santa was going to surprise them with gifts that aren't toys. It should be fun.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014


These are the last of my cakes.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


Alex has been working at Best Buy for a while and had been talking to Zac about an opening hire. I told Zac that if we could find an apartment and I could find a job, maybe within two or three weeks, then I'd be on board to move again. Sure enough, Best Buy wanted Zac to start ASAP, Bath & Body Works wants me back for the holidays (and possibly permanently), and we found an affordable apartment five minutes from both businesses. I feel it's a sign (and I could get out of the cookie biz), so we're packing up once more.

We went to my parents' for Halloween so the kids could trick-or-treat. I'm just late posting since everything is flying by.