How it can be September, I just don't know. We've been officially moved for two whole weeks, and the six-fifteen wake ups have not set in. I still blink blurry-eyed and confused, like it's the middle of the night (because it kind of is) and like did someone have a bad dream? Go back to bed? No, it's time to get up. I try to get Noah to sleep-in five minutes longer every morning but I seriously think he gets up earlier. My latest offer is to just drive him to school. We'd probably get a good half hour more of sleep. We'll see.
My mom and Mommal came for a visit this weekend and it felt like they were here maybe a minute. Everything felt just slightly out of place- our new house, them here, trying to make the most of their time but not really doing anything at all. I wish we could have done more, wish we would have done less. We made quick trips here or there, nothing big or leisurely, including a drive to look at some shabby chic furniture I wanted only to find the store closed but then down the road there was a dresser put out for trash. We totally hauled it into the truck. It even had clothes in it. Yes we took those, too.
They were our first visitors. And within hours of their arrival Jeff and I drove off to find a Sephora and a little dinner in Akron (cucumber martini, Gouda stuffed dates, spicy baked goat cheese and marinara, tomato and artichoke soup.) I felt so guilty leaving but so thankful we had someone here who loved the kids. She also made pans of burritos to freeze. Thank you, Mom!
Not everything is sunlight through stained glass windows here- but I am still terribly upbeat about it all- I almost annoy myself. Our washer and dryer stopped working- at the same time- and I think it's a fuse but now we decide if we should call the rental maintenance or just our own handyman. I didn't mind driving up to the laundromat yesterday afternoon because I had a book to read so I practically darted out the door. I was surprised by how crowded it was, and the wide variety of people- some who looked like maybe their washer and dryer just broke, too, or college kids, and then others who looked so down on their luck, but we all sat there with our unmentionables making the same kaleidoscope swirls around the glass in unison.
And this morning- I just went to the garage to fill my iced coffee from the big jug in the fridge and I think now the fridge and freezer are out, too. But we have a house! We are here. We are here. I am so glad we are here.
P.S. we still have a house there, so very there, and it's for sale if you know anyone looking.
I used to take photos of my kids on the first of every month, now it's on the fourth. Four for four. (Here's September 2010 & 2011.) You can see all past monthly photos here.