You have no idea how good it feels to be home.
And not just in my house with my stuff, a big desktop computer, fresh food. But back in Charlottesville. I never expected to, but I love this town with all of my heart.
Coming home was like coming seeing your parents for the first time in months (hi mom and dad!). Or jumping into a down comforter on a cold morning. Or a standing ovation at a concert. I well up with emotion when I think about living here forever! I guess I just love that we chose to live here, and in some ways, I think Charlottesville chose us back.
But I do also love my stuff. And this house!
Sonoma painting from our honeymoon
The heater in the bathroom
My hair smoother from Sarah
The other two Bears
xoxo. I’m home to stay (till my next trip!)
After tea party while we unpacked and cleaned (how does the house get so dirty while we’re gone!?)
And we owe Karen big time for bringing over a feast so I didn’t have to grocery shop or eat canned soup!
We made spaghetti (I was still craving tomato sauce!)
And a big salad with chickpeas, tomatoes, veggies and avocado
The spaghetti was whole wheat angel hairhair and the sauce was jarred and mixed with sauteed eggplant and mushrooms plus garlic gold oil and basil
Topped with some grated parm
I ate up my greens!!!
For dessert we each had a square off of this delicious dark bar
And then it was 7PM. Matt and I had an itch to go out walking. Had it been summer we would have gone without a second thought. A goal of ours is now to do more winter evening walks. No reason you can’t bundle up and walk in a public place (our destination was the UVA grounds)
An hour walk later, we were ready to turn in for the evening.
Should I continue the thriller of Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, which I am deep into and don’t want to put down
Should I put it on hold and re-read Harry Potter 7 (at least the first half!) before I see the movie! I read the HP series 5 years ago and barely remember the plot!
Tonight I am reading Dragon but tomorrow night I may switch. Thoughts!?