"The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land."
-Abraham Lincoln

I've Been Away for Awhile

It seems like it's been forever since I last posted on here but life has, once again, become very hectic.  This time it's because we are in the process of a move.  We're leaving our little homestead and heading for a much bigger one. 

It's gotten a little crazy, all of this was supposed to be finished at the beginning of April and here we are at the start of May and we're not entirely moved yet.  My husband's grandmother, who lives with us, has been having a very hard time with the move.  She doesn't care for change even on a small level so this big change in routine, lifestyle, etc. has been really scary for her.  So if anyone out there would be willing to pray for her, we would all greatly appreciate it.

The kids, on the other hand, are EXTREMELY excited. They can't wait to get to a bigger place with even more room to run and play than we have right now. The move was a definite necessity.  Since DH's grandmother has come to live with us space has been tight to say the least.  All three kids are crammed into one relatively small bedroom and Oldest is getting to the age where sharing a room with two boys is no longer something she tolerates well. We have only a small kitchen that is no longer functional for all the food prep (cleaning, cooking, canning, freezing, harvesting, drying etc.) that we do around here and storage is limited.  Living space is even worse with six to ten people usually spending the day crammed into the ridiculously small living room.  The lack of a basement in this house is also a big concern for DH considering the higher incidences of tornadoes and wicked storms that we've been experiencing as of late.  

Unfortunately I haven't been crafting much lately because I've packed most of my craft supplies and yarn and fabric away.  It's really starting to make me a little crazy, though.  I had no idea how dependent I was on "making things".  Clearly it's a sickness.

On a positive, and entirely unrelated note, Bin Laden has bit the big one!   We got him!  Woot!


WomanWhoRunsWithHorses said...

Glad you're back and your absence was only due to being frantically busy ...not some worse reason. It is hard for grandmother's to move, especially after they give up living on their own to move in with their kids. I know. My dad lived with us after my mom died, then HIS mom (my grandmother) moved in with us too three years later. We made one move after she was with us ...necessary because of a job change ...but it was really hard on her. I will certainly say some prayers for your family. Moving is stressful enough.

Glad you're back. Congrats on the new place!

The Craftivist said...

Thanks. The prayers are much appreciated. :)