So I was sitting quietly in the living room, Noodle sleeping next to me, working on the computer and keeping an eye on the bird's nest out the window. Those silly looking chicks sure eat a lot. From the window I could see our first lily blossom; life felt good and peaceful. And then I heard from upstairs "OMG. This house is seriously about to burn down". Well that's not very comforting. Then a few minutes later, the electrician comes down and says that the ceiling light in the bedroom (you know, the fixture right above our bed) is pretty much about to combust. So I'm back to being stressed, a little apprehensive of this place, and so, so glad they are here. Also, is it too early for a stiff drink?
In order to relax, after these stressful past few months, I'm trying out a new approach. Less chips, pizza, and wine, and more grains, hearty foods like this. This summer we signed up for our first CSA box, from Collins Family Orchards, and we just received our first delicious assortment of stone fruits. Obviously, this change is coming at some cost, since, as a great friend put it, that box is nature's laxatives at its best. One need not say more.