Keeping it Real in the New House
I have been itching to write a thorough update and started to tonight, but then thought it may be a bit much to update now only to do so again in a few days. Instead, I’m planning to do an all-encompassing super update on Wednesday and get back to Keeping it Real with Monica for today. We have officially been in the DC area for a week now, so this one is all about life in our new place.
Seeing fireflies for the first time
A lush and beautiful yard, complete with fennel, mint, lilies, and many other things I’ll learn about tomorrow
Meeting, and loving one of our midwives
Health food stores with things I love at half the Guam price, and many things I haven’t had access to for years, if ever
Friendly and generous neighbors
A comfortable outdoor eating space
Here’s the short version of Annabelle’s take on our new digs, taken when we were hanging on our porch because I had already managed to lock us out of the house.
Abundant and massive Camel Crickets in the basement/laundry room, crawling on me before I knew what they were
Realizing we no longer have a dishwasher (first world problem? Absolutely!)
The postal service’s many mistakes resulting in the new baby’s diapers being sent back to Guam
Being crawled on and begged to “go downstairs and eat some yogurt” by a jet lagged toddler at three in the morning
Stress breeding grumpiness and poor communication
Tractors on our street!
“The Cheese Park”
The rental car
Shopping, way too much!
Being stuck in the car while mom and dad try to figure out where to go next
Having to wait while mom and dad make food
Not being allowed to walk in the street anymore
Mom refusing to turn on the light and go downstairs when asked