I know that the old saying is, “The more things change, the more they stay the same.”, but that’s not been true in my home. Since October, we’ve had a lot of tremendous, life-altering changes. In my home, the more things changed the more they did, in fact, change!
- In October, Dani was engaged, and they decided on a December wedding.
- We planned a wedding in about ten weeks time, all while helping Dani pack and organize her things to move to her new home an hour away.
- My husband announced that he would retire in March, which started an avalanche of paperwork, retirement planning appointments, and other necessary business.
- Four days after Christmas, Dani was married and started a home of her own.
- Aaron graduated from high school.
- Aaron began working full time on the swing shift in a large fabrication plant.
- My husband retired.
Lots and lots of really big changes. I am so grateful that God taught me the importance of holding my plans loosely. That lesson has been learned, and relearned, with every passing year, which has made these last few months of major transitions much easier for all of us. My planning has been limited to just a single day at a time, and never more than a few days in advance.
In just the last couple of weeks, though, I’ve felt like it was time for me to begin planning things on a bit larger scale, and looking forward to more long-term sorts of planning. I’m in the midst of all of that right now, and it has been fun!
Dani’s marriage has meant, of course, that I lost my in house IT girl. Problems on this site have all needed to be handled via long distance phone calls or through email. I am so blessed that she continues to help me with this, even though I’m pretty sure that I drive her crazy with all of my questions.
In fact, we (mostly Dani) are in the process of moving all of the years and years of archives from the old Xanga site to this site. It will be nice having everything in one place, but it’s a time consuming process. I’m happy to say, though, that we (mostly Dani) are ready for it to happen this week!
Those of you who subscribe via email, or through some of the feed readers, might receive a bunch of “new post” notifications over the next few days. There is no way that we can control how the various notification systems might treat those posts, and I apologize if you are bombarded. We are keeping our fingers crossed that this will be the final step in making all of the Copperswife posts available in one location. There should not be any posting of those old posts to the Copperswife facebook page.
The next real new post will be on Thursday of this week!
One more big change…..Dani has decided that it’s time for her to close her Etsy shop. Her shop features infant, toddler and children’s clothing that she has designed herself. All garments are made from high quality fabrics that will last through several sets of hand-me-downs. Her construction is elegant, with lovely details like French seams and fully reversible garments. She is having a terrific Going Out of Business Sale, offering 40% off your total purchase. Things will move quickly with this sale, so shop early while all sizes and styles are still available. Use coupon code “CLOSINGUP” in the coupon box at check out for your discount.