Random Thought Thursday

{& Things we love.}

Years of tummy aches following milk consumption led to no milk in my life for years.
Research about food led to understanding of pasteurization,
which led to buying raw milk from a dairy.
Which led to a sad week when I ran out of milk 4 days before raw milk day.
Which led to an awesome friend giving me some of their extra yesterday.
Today is milk day. I love raw milk day.

We’ve been reading Proverbs. & discussing.
I love discussions that follow Bible reading.

John & I have been squeezing in time for movies lately.
We love movies.

Last night, we watched “Wonderful World” then we laid & talked about it.
We love talking about films.

As we were laying & talking, he kissed my forehead & said he never knew it could be this good.
Me too, my darling. We do so love being married.

In addition to raw milk, I’m getting cheese today.
As well as fresh ground spelt & fresh ground whole wheat flour.
Homemade pizza, muffins, & all sorts of kitchen adventures coming soon.
We’re beginning to love kitchen adventures.

I used to despise grocery shopping.
Now that I get most of my produce from a local organic farm, my dairy from a dairy farmer…
I can really make lists & trips to the grocery store aren’t despised.
AND, I love the trips to the farm, farmer’s market, or pick-ups.
Trips to these places mean community, mean local support, mean relationship.
I love community.

My recent adventures into domestic life have rendered a desire for several things:
A food processor.
A sewing machine. {Check! My sister has my mom’s old one, & she’s giving it to me!}
An ice cream maker. {Check! Coupons & wedding gift cards = no cost to us!}
A bigger kitchen. {Not much can be done about that right now.}
New shoes.

{Quite odd, I know. I’m not much into shoes like most ladies I know. But I want a pair of shoes that aren’t flip flops. In fact, I want these very odd shoes, to be my everyday shoes that I walk around in. But I mostly wear dresses. What an odd match that would be. My friend thinks they’re hideous. I’m sure she’s right. I still love them, though.}

& we need a new dresser because someone broke ours.

{Don’t look at me, I said “someone.”
That’s supposed to imply that it wasn’t me.
Okay, it might have been me.
But it was a really old, cheap dresser.
It needed replacing anyway.
Not that I broke it on purpose, that would just be stupid.}

Sigh of relief. (+ Our wedding video).

I cannot put into words how absolutely phenomenal it is to be married.

Don’t take that to mean that every moment is perfect; it’s not.
But, I’m with my best friend…

I wake up next to someone who I can tell when I’m afraid, who I can be completely vulnerable with… someone that brings home to wherever we are together.
It’s beautiful. It’s indescribable. There are moments that my heart fills up with joy so much that I feel like it’s going to explode.

(And moments that I fear I will disappear in all the changes… like I said, things aren’t perfect. Perfection – and the illusion of it – is not real, not to mention it’s not much fun.)

Oh, to be known.

Tonight was our first night alone together at our new place that started before 11pm. (We’ve had friends/family helping unpack/sort/organize as well as work on various nights, and of course, the honeymoon).

We did some work together getting things organized, we ran some errands, we came home and made dinner and watched a film together: Away We Go.
We saw it at a random Indie theatre in Atlanta when it first came out, and Netflix sent it to us today from our queue.

The music is beautiful, and it’s a movie that we quite love for so many reasons.

We got to see our beautiful 2 minute highlight reel (video) made by Brent Christy from the wedding, please do take a look: http://ow.ly/Xcyk

I cried when I watched it.
It’s unreal. I can’t believe we’re married, and it’s just so terrific.