Happy Friday (thank goodness we made it)!
Don’t forget that this weekend is when we spring forward for Daylight Savings time, and start writing “EDT” instead of “EST” — if you’re in the Eastern time zone, at least. Obviously it’s “CDT,” “MDT,” and “PDT” if you’re in the other US time zones. I love when it stays light longer in the evenings but truly hate giving up my hour of sleep, and for some people, the time change is truly dangerous (just search for “daylight savings time and heart attacks” to see what I mean.
Today’s post is a quick one but I do have some news to share. When I posted an updated home tour of Magnolia Cottage just a few days ago, reviewing the progress we’ve made in our eight months here, I got a few comments reminding me to be sure not to finish the last room, because for sure we’d get orders to move just as soon as we were finished (Murphy’s Law of Moving). Well, those readers must have great intuition because–guess what?–we got the word about a month ago that we’ll be moving this summer!
And we’re moving to…drumroll…
My husband spent several months in Germany last year as part of a rotation/deployment, but this is the first time our family has been stationed in Europe, and we’re so excited!
Of course, it’s always hard to move and probably this is the hardest move of all; we’ve been here for five years and we’ve put down roots. Our daughter will be a high school senior and I know she’s not looking forward to leaving her friends or her ballet studio. However, she realizes that living in Europe is an opportunity not afforded to many teenagers and intends to make the most of her last year before college; she’s already asked if we can go to Paris for her birthday (of course). We ask a lot of our military kids and they do a pretty amazing job of rising to the challenges.
And yes, I will still be blogging from Germany; after all, I’ll have to decorate yet another home and I’ll hopefully have lots of fun travels and flea market excursions to share with you.
So that’s our big news…lots of details still to be worked out but they will all fall into place! Oh, and if you or someone you know know is moving to the Southern Pines, NC area this summer and want to rent downtown, send me a message.
Now, let’s enjoy the weekend and I’ll be back Monday with another post in our Day in the Life series.