We have been in Beaver Creek for only a few days now, but I am feeling the need to get these thoughts and ideas down so that I can be reminded of them. I'm sure that once the novelty of the new home wears off, that I will be in need of some inspiration, and hopefully I will come back to this post as a way to help me keep on track.
It's beginning to feel like home here, which is so comforting after a busy summer of being away from own beds. Coffee in the morning at our dinning room table is so lovely. It's the little things that I am seeking and appreciating.
So far in just our first few days, we have been pretty busy. We had visitors come over for dinner (from the town 3 hrs down the road), had our neighbours come over for a playdate, and have taken some walks around town.
I've had a chance to go to the gym twice now, which is something that I am going to be making into a daily/weekly routine. I've made some homemade bread (even though I am seriously considering giving up wheat-at least 75% of the time) and I've prepared all of our meals home made. It feels good to be getting back into some kind of rhythm.
One thing that I would really like to incorporate back into our days is more arts and crafts time. This is something that sadly I have not done as much as I had hoped to, but I am ready to get back into it.
For me, arts and crafts go very well with the colder months (goodness knows we have a lot of that here in the Yukon) and so I am working on a way to carve out some creative time for all of us, every day. Drawing, painting, collaging, colouring, stamping, crafting ... it's what make me feel good.
I am also planning on building up a new sketch book once again. I'm hoping to use this opportunity (of living in such a small and quiet place), to get back to my art and creative side. I'll keep you posted on my progress.
So things here are okay so far. I know that there are going to be days where I'll need some kind of outlet, some way to escape and feel connected to the outside world. I have some strategies and ideas planned out for when I really need it, but for now, I am enjoying the fact that things are slow and simple.
you know you've slowed things down when there is time to make a pie!