So, I thought once I got settled here I would have time to blog more. Boy was I wrong. I was correct in my assumption that I would actually have more things to write about, but with a lack of time (or poor planning, whatever) I never actually get around to it. So, here's to playing catch up. In no particular order...
I started my new job. I have a desk next to a window that looks out over the mountains. I even have my very own electric stapler (hey, it's the small things in life).
We went to visit Georgia. We got to see mom and dad's new place. I learned how to drive a tractor, I got to shoot my gun, I ate my fill of boiled peanuts, got to go to the swamp and see the alligators and came home with one heck of a bug bite on my foot (seriously, it was the biggest bug bite I had ever had, it took over almost my entire foot. 3 weeks later, I can still see it, but now it just looks like a bruise).
I have discovered my true passion for frozen yogurt. We have it approximately once a week, and I figure it's actually a pretty healthy choice in comparison to some other desserts.
I got a library card, which is actually something I haven't had since we lived in Florida (10+ years ago!!) I always said I didn't like reading. It turns out that it wasn't that I didn't like reading, I was just reading things that didn't interest me. I went to the library today and spent over an hour just perusing the books, what an awesome time. It is my new favorite place to be.
We have experienced 4 days in a row of over 100 degrees and the air conditioning in our entire complex is out. Totally frustrating, but at least we have the pool (of course, the water in the pool is so cold that I don't actually get in).
In the past few weeks, I have also decided to be a bit more social, so I've started going to FHE, attending institute, and trying to make new friends. It's been crazy busy, but I've really felt like I've found myself a home, at least for the time being.
I may not know why, but I am exactly where I'm supposed to be. Of course, that doesn't stop the homesickness for the people I love in Boston, my job there, friends, adventures. I miss having my parents around, too, but for now, everything is as it should be. I started listening to a book on CD from Sheri Dew called, "If Life Were Easy, It Wouldn't Be Hard". That, to me, is the perfect explanation to everything. It's not always easy, but it's life, and that's the way it should be.
Anyway, off for a night of working out, reading, and with any luck at all, frozen yogurt!