Happy weekend, sweet friends! I know I’ve been MIA for the past couple of weeks but when I tell you why you’ll forgive me.
So we’d planned to be moved out of our apartment at the farm this coming Monday, but after Daniel interviewed for a few positions that would require him to start work this Monday we realized that we’d have to rearrange our plans for visiting family in Florida. So basically, in case he got hired we needed to move out a week and a half early AND pack up the van for a cross country trip with three small children in tow. And we had 48 hours to do it!
Have you ever packed up your whole life while small children unpacked the boxes you’ve already packed while your husband is at work? Well, let me tell ya! It’s a real TREAT!
But we survived! And once we moved all the boxes, we found out that we’d have time once we got back from Florida to do the deep clean so the apartment would be ready for new farm interns. That was a huge relief. Because I was not looking forward to staying up all night scrubbing out our tub and cleaning baseboards!
The kids were awesome road warriors on the long drive. Audiobooks kept us sane! And we’ve had a great week in Tallahassee with family and friends.
We also had time for a date at the French pastry shop where I used to work. If you’re ever in Tallahassee, you gotta go to Au Peche Mignon. All the heart eye emojis.
Guava Cheese Brioche, y’all. Just trust me.
On My Bookshelf:
One of my favorite/least favorite things about packing is putting all the books in boxes. I love looking at all our books and thinking about what I want to read and re-read. But then it drives me NUTS to have books in boxes that I can’t get to JUST IN CASE I MIGHT WANT TO READ THEM ALL AT ONCE.
Lately, I’ve been reading these three. I’ve got enough thoughts on Harry Potter and the Cursed Child for a blog post so keep an eye out and then Christy and I are going to chat The Awakening of Miss Prim for the Fountains of Carrots Podcast in the near future. Believe you me, you want to read this book. You will be delighted by it. It’s just lovely. I’m almost 400 pages into The Brothers Karamazov. I will finish you this year, you beast of a book.
What to Do When a Friend Loses a Baby: Mothering Spirit
Evelyn Waugh’s Rex Mottram Prefigures Donald Trump: George Weigel
Beautiful Editions of Anne of Green Gables: Modern Mrs. Darcy
Learning to Read with Dorothy Sayers: First Things
I always love Jonathan Kelso’s photographs of southern life like these of Sacred Harp singing.
And have you heard about this Master of Catechesis program from the Catholic University of America?
And I’m planning a Carrots newsletter update with some of the things I’ll miss about living on the farm and some of the things I’m VERY excited about now that we’re moving to our new house. So if you’re not signed up yet, you can do so right here.
Lots of love,
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