Dining room tables

We have had our dining room table set up for three days now. In the actual dining room!!! Without a computer on top of it, or anything! It is weird and new to everyone. All we have are folding chairs for it right now, and it is funny because we drag the folding chairs to one room to watch a movie (no couch yet either), and then I make everyone drag them back to the kitchen table for meals!  Pretty much the girls set the table, and keep it clean, while the boys haul the chairs.

Cooking is kind of like a dream now (besides the fact that I have no stove, and I’m working from one hot plate, and a toaster oven :-P), because everyone kind of gathers round the kitchen at meal time and helps out. There are drink getters, and dish carriers, AND we even used one of those pretty rope cotton yarn trivets that I made last night for a hot frying pan full of yummy zucchini!!!  I must say they work very very very well and I am so glad I just happened to have one on hand.  Must make more to send out as Christmas gifts now. 🙂 Sitting down to meals is just too much fun! Some days I really curse this house for having so much room.  But for being able to have meals at the table it is truly wonderful!

In other news… Saturday we went driving and found thee bestest farmers market. Soooo much fresh beautiful locally grown food! I am in heaven!!!! Ok actually we went out trolling to look at a few of the houses that fell through for us last October and November and just happened upon the farmers markets in the area. The one house that we thought was ‘IT’, looks a whoooole lot worse in person than just the ‘few paint peelings, and garage door needs fixing’ that we were led to believe.  I would have hated paying a big ol mortgage, and ending up with that for the next ten years. Blah! And there was a regular ol house with a regular ol yard two doors down from that, with two donkeys, a horse, and a handful of chickens in the yard! Right in the middle of the neighborhood!!!! Yeah, it’s zoned agricultural, but those animals, on less than half an acre…. not right somehow. :-/

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