Moving, Unpacking, and Finding a New Normal


Hey there! My name is Katherine and I blog here. 

What? You don't remmeber me? Well, that's probably because I've been MIA for the last...ummm...five weeks. 

If you get my newsletters (which you should!) then you know that my husband recently accepted a job at a new church which required my family to pack up and move across the state to North Arkansas. We knew about the change for a while in advance, but the actual packing and moving part kind of caught me off gaurd. One weekend we were looking for a rent house and four days later we were pulling out of our drive way in a U-Haul. 

We unloaded our stuff here. 

It's a charming little house in a residential neighbor where every other house pretty much looks exactly the same. Except all the other house have ten million hanging plants and fancy front porch decorations. I put a little pink wagon and an ice chest on our porch. Cute, right? 

Really though, I couldn't be happier with our rent house or the neighborhood. It's only a few minutes from the church, the library, McDonald's, Subway, and my parents house, which is just about everywhere I could ever want to go. 

Except Walmart. Our house really isn't far from Walmart in distance but getting there requires you to take the road less traveled and thus hard to find when you are out driving by yourself. I'm not going to tell you how many times I've gotten turned around trying to get there. It's ridiculous. 

I know finding my way around a new city will just take time and practice, which is why I've made it a priority to visit Walmart almost every day since we moved in. Take that back. Yesterday I went to Walgreens just to spice things up. 

When we were packing, I threw a ton of stuff away like an old mop and outdated ketchup, but instead of making a list and replacing those things all in one trip, I'm choosing to go get them one at a time as I have need. It's not the most convienent method, but it's working for us. I do look forward to getting my feet back under me. Meal planning, housekeeping, budgeting, I'm gonna get right on that! Next week. 

My family is adjusting to our new home well. Sometime in the next few weeks I'll give you a virtual tour, and show you all the things I love about our house, but for now I'll just show you one of my favorite features. 

My washer and dryer are in the garage! It's actually not as inconvenient as it may seem. The door to the garage is right off of the kitchen and easy to access, but I love that I can just toss my dirty clothes outside and leave them there! 

Remember that old adage, "Out of sight, out of mind." It applies here. In our old house, the washer and dryer and ALL the dirty clothes were in my kitchen, under my feet, and constantly in my way. 

But here in the new house? What dirty clothes?!?!

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