settling in

Today we officially Moved In.  We still have a few odds & ends (and almost all of our food) at the old place, but our furniture is here.  Our cat is here.  Our life is now here.

After weeks of eating convenience foods because we were too exhausted for proper cooking, it was nice to finally slow down and enjoy the process of making dinner for ourselves.  Nothing fancy, just a bunch of random vegetables that sounded good to us, tossed together in a bowl.  Tender leaf lettuce, shaved carrots, radishes & cucumber sliced paper thin, green onions, crunchy bean sprouts, tomato, avocado, roasted sunflower seeds, and tangy crumbled chevre.  All dressed very simply with salt & pepper, olive oil, and white wine vinegar.  It was exactly what we needed.

Now Flavio and I are sitting out on our deck – sipping sambuca, listening to music – while the sun sinks low and twilight sets in.  We’re surrounded by bird calls and the lingering smoke from an afternoon barbeque competition at a nearby park.  Perfectly peaceful.


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