It has now been 2 weeks since we began moving. I'm all done unpacking and all the pictures are hung. Now let me take a moment to laugh at that statement! I am not close to being done! Well, I'm close. The problem is (read: this is my excuse) I only have time when the kids are asleep and Maggie is transitioning to 1 nap and Daphne is in that middle ground between no nap and 1 nap so mostly just cranky. Then add that Maggie is working on getting 4 teeth right now and hasn't been sleeping well for a month so I've been going to bed at 8:30! OK, that leaves no time for unpacking. I'm pretty OK with that. There are things that should probably get done but we are definitely living in a livable space. Just odds and ends that need to be taken care of. In fact, what is up with a whole box of bathroom stuff?! I haven't needed it for 2 weeks, should I even open it? Well, yes, of course I should, so I can move that stuff onto a new shelf to sit on!
All kidding aside, I'm planning to get as done as I can this weekend so I can hire a cleaner to come in here and clean! No, I'm not kidding!
I'm loving the new place. The neighborhood is great. Well, not your neighborhood with nice manicured yards and long driveways nice, but nice because we have a great little park a block away. If that isn't great enough, we have a bakery with great cookies (and coke) 2 blocks away! I cut out coke for quite a while but I'm back on it. Want to hear about the next few blocks? An Irish pub, Chinese food, Japanese food, Thai food, American food, 2 pizza places, a deli, a little corner store, a CVS, a dry cleaners. Oh, and even better? Within a mile one direction is a Trader Joes, and if I walk the other direction I can get to a different grocery store. I never need a car again! Well, maybe in winter. I'm a bit scared of the winters here. People keep telling me how terrible they are… I'm afraid!
So, we've been busy exploring and enjoying the fall weather while we can. While everyone else is starting preschool this week, my girls are eating cookies on a park bench! Nothing better.
Are you enjoying this time of year where you are?