As I was putting the boys down for a nap a bit ago, I was thinking about how much I love it here. The town has everything you’d need (besides a Toys R Us which oddly enough I miss). There is a zoo, a mall, the State Fair (not that you NEED that), Super Walmart (which you DO need), Target, restaurants (although no Red Robin which we grieve deeply for), parks, camping close by, lakes, movie theater, good shopping, beautiful old historic buildings, a library, bowling, an outdoor museum….have I made my point? We’re not really hurtin’ for anything here. Besides a good church. But that’s a WHOLE ‘nother topic. 😕 And SO FAR the weather has suited me just fine. I am in love with the weather as of now. Talk to me again in December. Although, being an indoor person myself, I just might love December even more. 😉
I am VERY surprised at myself and how much I am comfortable here. Yes, I miss my family, my mom I miss a lot. I miss family stuff for the holidays and birthdays. But overall, I have no complaints. Life is so much slower paced and I love that. I love that there is not a lot to do but stay home and be a FAMILY. I missed that so much the four years we were home. Yes we had extended family, but there is something to be said for your nuclear family. Me, Jake, the boys. Those four years at home we didn’t see much of Jake and rarely had a family dinner together that wasn’t after 7:30 (b/c Jake didn’t get home until 7 most nights). Jake would sometimes go a few days without seeing the boys at all b/c of his schedule. I hated it. The boys hated it. Now, he is home a lot. And yes somedays it’s a hard adjustment b/c even still, it’s something I’m getting used to, but I love it so much more.
I have a point here. I do. While I was thinking about all of that stuff, I thought “I wonder if I’ve made myself love it here because there is no other option?” I am really THAT surprised by how well I feel I’ve adjusted. Sure, we don’t have any close friends here yet like we did at home. Well, I have one friend, but Jake so far hasn’t shown any interest in anyone at work….for hanging out with. He’s quiet like that. 😉 I wish we knew more people, but that’s not HIGH on my list right now. I’m sure once we get into a church, that will all come together.
I feel cozy here. Cozy and comfortable. I am happy that I do, but the cautious part of me is wondering when I’ll start to hate it. IF I’ll start to hate it. I also wonder if my happiness is more linked to that fact that for the first time in YEARS I’ve allowed my body to go so long without being pregnant? 😆 haha!!! Just kidding. But really, that’s funny. To me. 😆 😆 heehee