And today I worked in the garden!
The weather is mimicking my emotional state – or perhaps I am mimicking the weather. Probably so. It has been in the 70s, sunny and warm these last two weeks. Then the wind came in – and bitter cold. Then the storm on Monday night. The Ski Valley got 15 inches and we got about 6″ here. Wild high desert weather. Untamed and intense. Highly fluctuating!
This move has really been a bigger deal than I had expected on so many levels. Here we are. In a “new” house. An old house – mud plastered walls, straw too. Lots of wood, latilla ceiling. Very Taos. Very New Mexico. Much character. Soul – Falko says. It’s small and rustic. Very much so.
Sometimes I love this home. Sometimes it feels overwhelming. I am someone who wants everything to be perfect, immediately. And there is work to be done here. Not just the unpacking, but small projects as well. I would like to keep a list of all that we do – instead of a “to do” list. So far:
- made one flower bed with rocks on southside of home, planted bachelor buttons, cosmos and poppies.
- Falko sanded the kitchen counter and sealed it! (Looks incredible!)
- Made a small flower bed with rocks next to front porch/patio. Need to put some more soil and plant it.
- Lots of unpacking…..put more books away today!
Yesterday I took a break from “the move” and went skiing! Much needed. My last day of the year. Super fun.
And this is my daily visitor! He comes every morning…. sits on our tree, or on the windowsill and peers in. Now I wait for him!