This has just been a crazy last few days..
>>We spent all of last week preparing to put our house on the market. We cleaned our house top to bottom, moved things around, touched up things, staged it for potential buyers, and met with our realtor. When we finally got the official "go" we contacted her and set up a meeting to sign papers on Saturday morning. Michael came home from work Friday with news that we'd have to wait because everyone has to be in sync - his company, the relocation company, and our realtor. So until he gets official travel orders, we won't know if our realtor is a "preferred agent" of the relocation company. And we can't talk to the relocation company until Michael's company gives us those darn orders.
So it kind of feels like all that momentum and excitement and hard work hit a brick wall and my patience isn't very strong when it comes to things like this. So our next step is waiting to hear from Michael's new boss, be assigned a relocation consultant, find out if we can, in fact, work with the realtor we chose, and finally, put our house on the market. It's not like we only have six weeks to sell. Oh wait.....we only have six. weeks. to. sell. Not to mention find a place to live in Knoxville....
Breathe. In....and out.....in....
>>In spite of all of that, we've been trying to enjoy our time here as much as possible. It's the little things, you know? Like dinner on our back deck. The weather has been unbelievably cool the past few days and we took advantage of the fact that the humidity didn't hit us like a wall as we stepped outside. We originally had an outdoor loveseat, two chairs, and a table on our deck. We put all of that in a storage unit and put a small table with two chairs in their place in hopes to make the deck look bigger and more open. It's been fun to have space to lay a quilt and relax with our little guy and have some dinner.
>>A few weeks ago I signed up for the Cara Box Exchange with Kaitlyn from Wifessionals. I had such a fun time picking out the goodies to send to the blogger I got paired with, and I received the box from the blogger who got paired with me! It was so fun to get it in the mail and I can't wait to do a reveal post soon!
>>I've got good news (for me!) - our internet is back! No more blogging from my phone and going over our data usage (three times! oops!). I can't tell you how good it feels to use my computer. Silly, I know, but it's a huge relief here!
>>Not too long ago I was reading Carissa's blog and saw that she had a copy of Bread & Wine and couldn't put it down. I just had to see what it was all about and ordered myself a copy! It came a few days ago and now I see why she was raving over it.
Bread & Wine is a story/cook book written by Shauna Niquest. She has an absolutely beautiful way of sharing stories around recipes and conveying her love for the art of meal time. She writes eloquently and inspirationally about family, the dinner table, and how that all ties in to the true Bread & Body of Christ. And let's just talk about the cover- amazing! I hate to admit this, but I do sometimes judge a book by its cover and you can see why I was drawn to this one.
I've made it through much of the book and am absolutely in love. I'm a sentimental type of gal and the stories warm my heart and make me want to invite my family and friends over for a dinner party. I can't wait to finish it and start going to work on some of her recipes!
Remember when I was excited last week about reaching 100 followers? Well I wanted to celebrate by doing a giveaway! I'm super excited as this is my first giveaway ever on the blog - hopefully I'll have more to come! What's up for grabs? Your very own copy of Bread & Wine! Enter below for your chance to win!
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