Can you believe that it is basically October? Obviously I can’t, since the last time I wrote here was in July. Oops!
After a major summer adventure romping through various woods, prairies, mountains, lakes and streams throughout the West…
(Is that not unreal? Seriously. It completely looks fake. You may not believe me, but Joe really took this photo from the Jackson Lake Lodge in Wyoming.)
…we are now back in our autumn routine. Of which windy and rainy soccer games and dog walks primarily prevail. Life here out in the middle of beautiful nowhere beats a similar drum each year but the older I get, the more I like it. It’s soothing and consistent.
The near future is a bit more cuckoo, though. We are moving in a few weeks. Only a short distance, but as many of you may know, packing up a household is kind of challenging whether you move a few blocks away or a few states away. So there’s that. I’m really excited about the possibilities in the new house, though. The view (!!), design opportunities, and if I’m going to be perfectly honest: getting a bit more breathing room from my loud and loving children when I’m tapped out. It will be very good.
Another thing on the horizon? Jaw surgery to correct my bite…a long story which involves a random condition and previous jaw surgery in my teenage years. It’s not that big of a deal, but I’m progressively getting more apprehensive as the days move along. Maybe because I’ve been through it before? I’m been wearing my “invisible” trays (I’m trying to avoid search engines) for almost a year and I think I will soon need to wear traditional braces in preparation for the surgery which will be scheduled sometime in the next month or two. And then back to my invisibles for a while after surgery. Braces as an adult and a forced liquid diet during the holidays? Should be fun! ;) It definitely gives you perspective, though. Life could be a lot worse. I think I can handle a few odd looks. And hey, I should have quite the smile and I won’t need to worry about gaining any holiday weight, right?