We have now been in our new apartment about 2 weeks. I am learning about the light and space of our apartment and realizing that after running around like a mad woman for the past year I am having difficulty transitioning to just being at home all day every day with 2 kids and not having any specific place that we have to be.
Living in an a two bedroom furnished apartment is an adjustment and then to add being on the 17th floor to the mix - it makes life a little more difficult and less homey. Our once spacious backyard has now transformed into a small deck and the kids who each had their own rooms are now dealing with waking each other up at night, in the middle of the night, and in the morning.
Last Friday we unexpectedly had to put our dear greyhound to sleep. She had been a member of this family for over 8 years and it was a great blow to add on top of everything else.
But life continues on.
We have received the list of possible destinations for our family and although many places scare me I see possibility for growth and beauty in each one. We are enjoying having closets again and the metro, Starbucks, and Chipotle are just a block away.
We went downtown last week and the kids loved the museums, so after the mass of people go back to their homes we will venture out again and allow the kids to see our Nation's Capital before we move on to some other Capital city someplace else in the world.