So. We are here. It has been just under 2 weeks, and some of that time was spent back in Philly for cleaning/closing. We still have quite a bit of clutter at the new place, but we are imposing some order on it. My hair is two shades lighter and my skin two shades darker from all the playground hours I've logged. We call playgrounds "Whee"s, christened by Roo. Once she is resigned to leave the playground after a session, she calls out "byebye, Whee."
Shmoo has had more time outs than I can count, from attempting, often successfully, to inflict bodily harm on his sister, but it seems to be waning. Roo slept for shit our first week here (and also had a fever for a couple of days), but that seems to be improving, too. I have not won any awards for my parenting techniques lately, but I think we are figuring things out a bit.
We are trying to figure out some routines. HPR's days off are Tues-Wed. We have declared Mondays to be lake days. (Rooie's language explosion included the new word "tadpole" this week.) The awesome library has story time Wednesday and Thursday mornings. Saturday is the Farmers' Market. Am trying to meet other parents but also don't want to come off as the desperate newbie hitting on all the moms at story time.
I wrote several paragraphs about the move, but the details seem so tedious. I'll see if I can get back to it later to try to make it more interesting. Our new house was built in 1964. It is on a cul-de-sac, which I believe is French for "obsession with lawn maintenance." It has a carport. It has no basement, which bothered me at first, but after I spent 5 hours dragging crap out of our Philly basement and sweeping out the whole thing, I have warmed up to the basementless existence. The carport has a small storage unit, which I think we will find sufficient. It will be a good exercise in constantly paring things down rather than just stowing them away.
I haven't really focused on the job hunt as it seems we've been doing triage on the to-do list for the last 2 months. Something part time or freelance would be best, I think, at this point.
Well, time to get some sleep, otherwise I'll be Angry Mommy again tomorrow . . .