Yeah, I'm catching up. Things that have been in my head that I've never quite written down. Phrases caught in memory.
I'm mostly settled. In less than a month is my housewarming party. A bit late in the year, but with the misters up, it should be okay. We're doing it black tie. Because we girls love a chance to get dressed up and wear pretty dresses and get our hair and makeup done. And guys look freakin' hot all dressed up in coats and ties. And it makes me happy to picture a house with everyone all pretty and elegant.
We had an ice wine tasting at home this past week. Six different types of grapes, and so - for science - we tested them all. It was perfect. It wasn't big, but we had wine and cheese and fruit, and we chatted and had fun. It was everything I wanted and hoped for.
My TV is hung and the surround sound configured, with thanks to one of the kids. I installed my Nest all on my own - which I'm quite proud of, and I really, really like. I have a new doorbell. The old one wasn't working, so I got a new wireless one that I could customize. It currently plays "I Am The Doctor," though I occasionally switch it to one of several different Disney tones I have on it.
The vinyl cutter has been put to extensive use. The entire hall closet doors are covered in literary quotes. And they might have overflowed a bit to the office door. The guest bathroom is entirely Doctor Who, complete with TARDIS door. The guest room is Haunted Mansion, and there's more Disney everywhere. My art room is well organized and puts everything I want at my fingertips.
Roses are blooming, irises are blooming. Overseeded the back yard with clover, which is sprouting. Given sufficient time and water, it'll choke out the bermuda. Added some wildflower seeds to a couple areas, and those are starting to come up. My little lime tree is doing well. It had a couple limes on it, which I removed. It's not allowed to have fruit the first year, so it focuses on developing good roots. But the orange tree was in blossom not long ago, and I loved sitting on the porch with tea and a book, smelling the orange blossoms. I have carpet sprinkle and perfume made from my own roses, which is amazing. There's a bouquet of them on my dining room table now.
New modifications and tweaks and little things here and there, but it's a home, and it's mine, and I love it.