Hallelujah! We are all moved into our new place. No, we didn’t buy…just renting for now. Actually, the husband ended up landing a job somewhere that was completely unexpected, so we had to alter our plans just a bit. Originally, we were hoping to end up in one of three big-ish cities in Michigan, cities that were very conveniently located near lots of great farm land. Our plan was to purchase a house with at least 3 acres (but more like 10-15 ideally) so that we could slowly make it our own and grow closer to the land by growing our own crops, getting some chickens again, and maybe even a goat or two. But…we didn’t get that lucky just yet, so we decided to rent a house in a very cute neighborhood in Southeast Michigan.
While I’m disappointed that we don’t get to start our farm, I’m not totally bummed because I know that day will come eventually, we just have to wait a bit longer that originally anticipated. That’s okay, I’m patient. Or I pretend to be anyway. The area we are in has a cute downtown, lots of restaurants and a hopping night life. Not that we’ll be taking advantage of the night life all that much seeing as we usually go out around 4:00 so that we can enjoy ourselves and get back in time for Monkey to go to bed around 7:00. We’re exciting, I know. The best part is that there is a Farmer’s Market close-by, walking distance in fact! I am very excited to visit the market weekly and purchase our fruits and veggies from local farmers. Next best thing to growing our own food, I say. In fact, we hit it up today for the first time since moving and came home with some tasty treats! I picked up some beets with Monkey in mind as he has yet to try beets – I’ve heard that they’re a favorite among babies, so I’m excited to cook them up for him. Although, I have a feeling he’ll need a bath after consumption.
Speaking of, how’s the Monkey doing? Well, he’s loving the new place. We’ve got all hardwood floors (on the main floor anyway) and he’s enjoying crawling all around. He’s regularly pulling himself to standing, and he’s even walking along couches a bit. I’m betting he’ll be a regular walker in a just a couple of months now. I can’t believe he’ll be a year in just over a month – my how times flies. He’s also taken a huge fascination in cats. Whether it’s in real life or in a picture, he absolutely adores them. I swear I’ve even heard him try to say “kitty” a few times. Check out this video and watch his excitement when he sees the kitty on the bag of cat litter.
So yeah, moving is what we’ve been up to lately. The husband starts his first job after graduating law school this week, and I’m going to start my new full time gig as a stay-at-home-mom. So here’s to our new normal and getting into a new routine! I have a hard time staying motivated without a schedule on my own, so here’s hoping I’m able to create a nice routine for the Monkey and I. I’m thinking daily walks are in store, and I’ve already signed us up for Music Together classes that start in a couple of weeks. I’ve got to admit, I’m a bit worried that I’ll become a shut-in. Are you a stay at home mom? How do you plan your week so that you feel accomplished? And talk to me about meal planning…I’ve really got to get on that.August 25, 2012
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