I’ve been such a blogging slacker lately, sooo…… sorry.
It kinda feels like real life has started again. Clay’s working at the new job, I’m home with Ev during the days…. it hasn’t been this way since before Clay graduated in May, but we’re sliding right back into our old routines. Poor Clay has been working his cute little bootie off as he gets slammed with a huge patient load while still trying to learn the computer system and figure-out how to adjust to the new clinic. He was definitely at work yesterday for 17 hours. 17 HOURS. From 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. (lots of paperwork to finish before the weekend) Thankfully, he works 4 ten-hour days and has Fridays off. We barely, and I mean barely, saw him this past Monday- Thursday, but the three whole weekend days with him home are pretty great so far. We know these kind of hours are temporary until he gets caught-up with everything, so I’m just thanking God that he’s an hourly employee and gets overtime for it!!!!
Ev and I LOVE having furniture and a house that looks a bit more normal. We still have boxes everywhere and a pile of clothes that need to be washed, but it feels like home. (We packed all of our breakables with our own clothes, and while that seemed to be a great method since nothing but a couple of coffee mugs and a wine glass broke during the move, we had a laundry pile that was seriously about 8 feet long and 2 feet high!)
So far we really like the church that we’ve been going to (all three times), and we’re looking for every opportunity to get involved there. I’ve spent time hanging with Jennifer and her two sweet girls (her husband works with Clay), and she even took pity on my poor friendless soul and invited me to her playgroup this week. (which was great, by the way) Tonight Landon and Chelsea took us out to dinner at The Cheesecake Factory in Bellevue which was AWESOME. One of my favorite places to eat, and it was great to connect with a college friend and meet his sweet fiancee.
So, I think we’re settling a little bit. I’m still a little glassy-eyed over our new DVR, and Clay doesn’t know what to do with himself now that he has an entire channel devoted to soccer. Evelyne’s discovering the joys of Sesame Street for the first time and watches it while she eats breakfast and screams “EH-MAH!!!!!” (Elmo) the entire time. We’ve Skyped our families a few times, and that’s just SO fun, I can’t believe we live in a time with technology that allows us to video chat and see each other!
So that’s really all that’s going-on with us right now. I’m actually really surprised at how normal everything feels for me right now. I’m kinda wondering when the other shoe is gonna drop, when am I going to break-down and cry over all the things and people I miss back home? I do miss everyone…. but I think my mind is preoccupied with absorbing the newness of it all and how to establish a life here that the adjustment has been pretty easy so far. I am fully expecting to have a 2 a.m. crying freak-out moment in another month or so once it really hits me. But for now….. we’re good.