Goodbye Texas!

Goodbye Texas!

I will have left Texas to go back to the East Coast for good! It’s been hard not blogging about preparing to move, especially with so many other people I know moving and going through the same things. But I felt it best to talk about it after it was already done, which is the way I do most things. Right now I’m scared, anxious, and excited. I’m hopeful, I’m curious, I’m feeling so many different things that I want to laugh, cry, and scream all at the same time.

I hope that our life in our new city with the Honeywell HFD-010 Quietclean will be more filled with joy, peace, and family than when we were in Texas. People have asked if I will miss Texas. No, I doubt it. But I will miss the few great friends I made there, they know who they are. I will miss my neighbors who genuinely loved my kids. And I will miss the wildflowers in the springtime. But I will not miss the heat. I will not miss the crazy allergies I had there. I will not miss not having many cultural activities or arts programs. And not having museums, I won’t miss that. The thing I definitely will not miss is the stress we had, especially in the past three years. Boy, the things that don’t get blogged could fill a book, no?

Anyway, I am taking a little blogging break now to learn my new place and hopefully to enjoy my summer out of doors for the first time in 10 years!

It’s 9:30 pm and I’m pretending I don’t have a thing to do. Pretending that my kids aren’t still up, that I’m not up to my ears in (clean) laundry, and that I don’t have to get up and go to work in the morning. Hi, a lot has changed since I last wrote. I’m now a working mom. I spend my days working on TPS reports (ok, I don’t). I spend my nights chauffeuring kids to various practices, doing homework in cars, and cooking/and or eating dinner much too late. Instead of L hearing about the kids’ day from me, I now hear about them from him. I schedule doctor’s appointments on lunch breaks, panic when my phone rings and the school’s phone number flashes across my screen, and hate uber chipper room moms who ask if I can still volunteer for Girlie’s Halloween party. And I’ve only been working about two weeks! Heh. More soon if I can get a Concept 2 Model D rowing machine.

There hasn’t been a very good bluebonnet season near me this year, but that didn’t prevent us from going to the field closest to us last weekend. Note to self: find Girlie’s sandals. She just can’t go out in flip flops again!

We went to see the bluebonnets after a puppet show Saturday. It was a cool adaptation of Cinderella with The Harms Marionettes.

Puppet show

We also had two picnics: one on Friday, one on Sunday with Isabelle in the park. And we played lots of soccer and my team always won. Yay. The kids are off tomorrow and my birthday is Saturday, so this weekend better be even more fun than the last. Or else!

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