And then there was time.
I already admitted that I’ve been more stressed out over the past few weeks than is healthy. They say moving is one of the top stresses in life – let me tell you “not knowing where to move” is even more stressful. Where’s that list, huh?
Last Friday I was off work and spent the day driving around looking at houses. Everything else had fallen through for us – houses rented moments before our appointment with the realtor, etc, etc. Since time was running out, I was frantically calling new realtors, looking at housing ads, pursuing options. Any one who saw me driving up and down I-15 might have thought my mission for the day was to perfect my impression of a chicken with its head cut off.
Of all the houses I looked at there was one that I really wanted. Nick was on board so we took the necessary steps to make it ours.
Wait, wait, wait
After what felt like an eternity (but was really only a couple of days) we were able to get our lease signed and I immediately ran it up to the school to sign Mackenzie up for kindergarten. We had needed proof of address to enroll and the new lease would be that proof.
School would start two days later.
Even as I drove to the school I was feeling anxious and excited for the stress of getting this errand off my to-do list.
Stress and then laughter.
I’ve had the dates wrong.
School didn’t start two days later – it starts exactly one week from the date I had been planning on. A whole week wrong (thank you school district website).
And then there was time.
So all that stress and anxiety that I’d been carrying around was just a big frenzy I had worked my own self into and for what? To have all the time in the world..
What’s that they say? “Worry is a waste of energy.”
God I really hate when trite, overused worldly wisdom turns out to be smarter than me. I like to think I know everything
Wisdom of the ages… you win this round.
Summer Squash Soup
And you might also be interested in a fun recipe I put together for Sandhill Farms. I’m going to be working with Sandhill to put together recipes that use whatever produce the members will be picking up that particular week. Their CSA pickup this week includes summer squash, garlic, red onions and cilantro among other things. This soup is light and refreshing, the Mojo sauce (pronounced mo-ho) packs some heat due to the copious amounts of garlic – ENJOY!
You can get the recipe card print out here. And as an extra tip: make an extra big batch of mojo sauce – pairs wonderfully with crostini! Dipping goodness for days