now, here i am...in this foreign country they call north carolina. we've been here almost a week. never did i think as i typed that post that i'd actually be in my new house three weeks later. it's been a whirlwind to say the very least...and i'm feelin' it.
i have terrific friends...some of the best ever i'd like to think. i like to latch on to wise people and absorb every good slice of advice they can delve out. one of these wise ones told me the day i moved in to enjoy this week, not stress about all the unpacking to do. she said to go check out a new park everyday.
although we didn't go to a new park everyday, we did go check out something new everyday...
park on monday
something on tuesday, but i don't remember now
library on wednesday (oh! and awana)
hiking trails on thursday
apple orchard on friday.
it's been a busy week. there's so much to see and do here, and i absolutely hate the boxes, so i tried to set aside a few hours everyday to go have fun...and then get to the unpacking. i had a little whine fest on my facebook page yesterday because i was about to DIE if i had to unpack one more box, but i stayed up late (again) and unpacked them all. this makes me very happy. i still have some things to hang up and then i'll show you some pics.
it's a weird feeling seeing all your things...your exact same things, in someplace so very different. that's how i feel with this whole adventure...it's all different, but somehow it's exactly the same...does that make any sense at all? i am very tired, so if it doesn't, that's my excuse.
with the house now pretty much settled, we can settle into our last piece of the routine and start up school again on monday. i'm dying for a little regular up in here...
here's some other things on my to-do list right now...
~buy pumpkins and mums for my front step
~have coffee on the balcony
~watch a movie...preferable "you've got mail"...i watch this every fall. i love it with all my heart...meg makes me want to buy a bookstore, preferable one that's "right around the corner."
~make an apple pie
~make carmel apples
~eat those too (there's a lot of eating things on this list)
~write some good old fashioned letters
~take a nap
there's more, but that's it for now.
so the moral of this post? i have no idea...i'm too tired. guess it's just that life is fast. it changes fast, even when you're ready and bracing for the change it just happens overnight sometimes. one month. i'm tired.