Sorry I haven’t posted lately. There’s so much going on, but yet there’s nothing going on. I’m struggling with the adjustments. Sheesh! It’s hot here! The kids want to go outside. I want to go outside. I want to sit outside and listen to cicadas at night, but it’s just too hot! I am getting used to it, but it’s been an adjustment. I know that in November I’m gonna love the weather; this just happens to be a rough time to move here from northern Vermont.
Yesterday I tried a Zumba class. I hated it. The instructor and location couldn’t compare to the amazing studio my man built in Vermont. Today we went to swimming lessons. I miss our swim teacher, Annie! She’s the best! Baby Girl was well on her way to swimming alone. These lessons had her throwing a ball and walking after it in waist-deep water. I know my man’s recreation department was the best, but I didn’t realize how amazing it was. For my friends back in Vermont, take advantage! We have awesome parks, pool, etc, here, but my man helped build that department into something special!
Then there’s the lack of friends here. I haven’t really met too many people here yet. Well, actually, I’ve met one other mom. My man stayed with her family when he lived here without us. (Her husband is my man’s boss.) I’ve been to parks, playgrounds, pools, libraries, etc, but I just haven’t made any connections. I feel alone everywhere we go. I would like to wear a sign that says, “Hi. I’m new here. I know no one. Please talk to me. Please show me the Texan sweetness I keep hearing about.”
Today I’m meeting a college friend for lunch. She has two little girls. I can’t wait to see her! I can’t wait to talk to another mom! I can’t wait to say more than, “Yes, it’s hot today!” The thought of a real conversation has me all giddy!
So, I haven’t posted much. I’m struggling through this adjustment. When I sit down to write I fight tears, frustration, disappointment, and homesickness.
We’re gonna make it. This move is the best thing for my family. I know everything is going to fall into place. It’s just the “in the meantime” that’s hard. I will try to be better about posting. I have some house updates to show you. We finally got our couch!!! I love it!
Now, please excuse me, I have a lunch date to get ready for!