What is it about traveling that makes you need a vacation? I feel more tired today than I did before we left. Some of that is because I don’t sleep well in other beds/houses/hotel rooms. The temperature, sounds, feel of the mattress, all of that is different from at home. Of course I’m adding to that the frustration of having a broken washing machine. It worked fine before we left, and now it won’t start for some reason. Thankfully we have an extended warranty, but because July 3rd is a holiday (I guess, with July 4th on the weekend, people still need one), it won’t be fixed until Monday. And that’s if it’s a simple fix. Ugh. So I have one load of clothes that I washed but I’m not 100% sure are clean because who knows if they got washed or just rinsed (it’s a front loading machine, I’m not sure if the detergent dispensed or not, they smell clean but who knows?). And I have two more loads that I need to wash ASAP. I hate it when these things happen. It’s irritating. I wish in hindsight that I hadn’t gotten this washing machine, it’s given me nothing but headaches and anxiety since day one: learning to use a front loader, making sure you baby it, worrying about leaks, getting off-balance, and since the move it hasn’t quite fit in the laundry closet which makes me worry that they won’t actually fix it but will say it’s because of where we keep it. If they don’t fix it, I’m never buying another extended warranty again.
Other than that, and feeling exhausted, I’m doing ok. Still feeling a bit unsettled after being gone 2/3 of June, and not quite feeling like Ohio is home yet. Not that I know what “home” should feel like, but I think because we only lived in our last house for a little over a year, I can’t quite believe that this place is going to be long-term. I really hope we will stay put for a while, I’m so tired of moving.
bethany actually said:
I know what might help make this house feel more like home…a piece of pottery painted to match your Fiestaware! So…do you want a large serving platter, or a tray, or a large bowl? What colors do you think you’d like? If you want a bowl, do you want the dotty part on the outside or the inside, and what color do you want the not-dotty part to be? I can either paint it or leave it the normal off-white color of the bisque.
Let me know your preferences! You’re next up on my list. 🙂
Welcome back! It’s hard to feel at home when you haven’t been there much since moving in. Time will help. Unfortunately we don’t always know God’s timeline for us. I pray you’re there for a while so you can “put down roots” and have a sense of home, but be ready for God having other plans for you. He tends to do that sometimes. 🙂