It has been so so so fun seeing our friends and their children, and I know we have many more great reunions in the next few weeks. Outside of the house is a little weird-- gray, cold, quiet, vast-- but inside is warm and wonderful, full of catching up and thinking forward, 2 year old smiles and hot showers.
From the delayed planes, serious turbulence, first Target trip, and long to-do list, I've been filled with peace and hope in a surprising way. I know you must be praying for me because this is so far from my normal reaction. Thank you. I feel like I am riding on grace.
By the way, keep praying! Both for our emotional state in this transition and for our jobs. We both have interviews on Thursday that we hope could lead to employment. Mine is actually for a new opening as an end-of-year Spanish teacher at a nearby school.
More later, but I'll leave you some highlights from my "what I've noticed" list:
- an apologetic waitress
- lots of Vera Bradley and Coach
- big napkins
- ethnic diversity
- automated everything
- it's freeeeeezing!
- big houses far apart
- 9 kinds of Brita pitchers to choose from (I gave up... I'll have to come back to that another day)