I have to be honest. For the last week or so I feel like I’ve been walking around with my head in the clouds. I barely recognize myself or my life right now. I’m so distracted it’s almost like I’ve got an innocent little crush. Moving to the new house seems more real now that we’ve been spending more time there. As our official Moving Day draws closer I find myself daydreaming and thinking about the new house more and more.
Didn’t I just write a post this morning about living in the moment? Hypocrisy thy name is Alison.
The weird thing is – as giddy as I am about the new house, I still truly love the house we live in now. We’re not moving because we’re unhappy here. We’re moving from the burbs to the city to make our homeschooling lives easier.
Still, I almost feel like a cheater cheater pumpkin oat eater as I walk through the rooms of my current house, blushing as I wander about in an attempt to box up our things, mindlessly bumping into doorways, heaving dreamy sighs and catching myself giggling like a school girl as I pack up Barbie dolls. It’s been a while since we bought a new house. I sort of forgot what this feels like and how much fun it can be.
Fortunately, we had something pretty easy on the agenda for today – and it’s a good thing too. I don’t know that I’m worth much in the way of brain power right now.
We hit up The George Eastman House (of Eastman Kodak fame) to tour of their annual Sweet Creations Gingerbread house exhibit with some friends today.
The Sweet Creations exhibit is a collection of Gingerbread creations made by local people and groups around the area.
Let the drooling begin.
A Gingerbread House after my own heart.
Why am I suddenly in the mood for something with frosting?
Chocolate Covered Pretzels are my Achilles heel – just in case you ever wanted to attempt to take me down.
See that crooked “T” in the “MARKET” of “PUBLIC MARKET” written in gummy letter font? I snapped this photo just as I had finished swatting a certain three year old and her snaky little tongue off that T. Who needs a flu vaccine when you can just lick a gummy letter that 500 grubby little hands have surely touched?
Grubby Hands? Observe.
Sugar Buzz? We have lift off.
Even a Gluten Free Gingerbread House!
Looks like I’m not the only one with that sweet dopey look on my face around here.
OK gang, it’s time to buzz off.
We’re outta here.
I was excited to have to go hang out with my little crush while we were in the city today. We hit up a bagel shop on the way from the Gingerbread exhibit which just so happened to be on the way to the new house. I snagged a veggie bagel sandwich and then we all went back to new house to have lunch together.
Everything Bagels are my other Achilles heel. What am I doing giving out all my secrets tonight!?
I only ended up eating half of the bagel along with the last of the leftover black bean and salsa soup. I took the other half home to The Other House.
After lunch we did a little ice breaking.
And enjoyed some fun and flirty behavior that we won’t be able to get away with forever.
Except for some of us, the ice breaking activities were just too intense.
The timing of this package couldn’t have been better given I couldn’t even get my head out of the clouds long enough to come up with something real to make for dinner tonight. Someone scribble meal planning on my list of New Years Resolutions please? (Just put it right there under “Always return library books on time”.)
I cracked the jar of medium salsa to complete a very simple bean burrito dinner.
A whole wheat tortilla, spicy vegetarian refried beans, corn, black beans and Pace Picante salsa.
Salsa makes anything taste good. I’m glad I’ve still got a bunch left to do something a little more creative with – eventually. At this rate though it seems like it’s probably going to be a while before this new house infatuation subsides.