I will skip the "I can't believe it's been so long since I posted, etc" and just hop to the real reason this project exists - being Thankful.
I am thankful for good friends and good food. Today God showed me that moving here was a way to show me that friendships are important. Getting out the house and spending time with friends that know me so well is music to my heart. Friends provide so much - laughter, love, understanding, unspoken words, fellowship, and so much more. The years before we moved here, we had friends, but we only saw them at work or at church. Not much outside of those two places. Here in our little town, I run into my friends everywhere and it makes me fall in love with this place all over again.
Before moving here I cooked, but not as much as I do now. We had the luxury of eating out if we wanted to. Had so many options, there was an app for that. Now we have 2 places in town. One is a bar and everything they have is fried (not my first choice) and the other has great food, but not one that I could eat at everyday. Other options are more then 30 miles in each direction (which seems really far now). Now we cook almost everything from scratch, some organic, less processed food, some from our very own garden. My cooking & baking life has done a 360* change and I love it - so thankful for the food that God provides, the knowledge on how to cook it, and the openness that my husband has to new unknown recipes.