I started packing boxes yesterday. I lasted for about one hour and then laid down to read, exhausted. This moving thing isn't our favorite activity, but what the moving means - that we are excited about. Steve accepted a position with The Nature Conservancy Ohio two days ago as their Conservation Volunteer Coordinator. It's a super great position for him requiring field and office time with a nonprofit that's doing great things in the conservation world.
We're excited for this permanent full time job, to be closer to family and living close to a city (Columbus) with so much going on. Another little house with some land is in our hearts and on our minds, but we will most likely start in an extended stay hotel or something of that nature. Don't you think the cats will love that scenario? We will be back in the midwest by mid-May and look forward to a bit of gardening - somewhere, somehow. We dream of next year at this time where we will reside in the same place and will be on schedule for our desired massive vegetable garden. I keep thinking of long hot summer nights in the kitchen putting away some tart cherries as jam or tomatoes as sauce. Yep, really exotic activities that get my mind whirring.
Our Etsy shop will reopen as soon as we get to Ohio so if you are looking for soap watch our blog mid-May for the shop opening announcement.
We will be in Carlsbad for another 2 weeks or so and will post updates on our hiking & packing adventures. Fun times!