I am settling in our little home, it is so cozy. We were worried the first day we moved in because the neighborhood wasn't exactly how we had remembered it being...we are in the minority and it made us feel a bit uncomfortable, but our neighbors have been so nice and welcoming. Emmett lives to our right and is an older man, he has a few grandchildren who frequently visit. Ocean has quickly taken up with the idea of kids living next door to us. On our left is an older couple, probably mid-late 60's, they are very sweet. He is often out in his backyard, tinkering with something. I see him pulling his truck to the back and unloading lots of neat, old things a lot, I bet he has a lot of stories to share.
Ocean is starting to love our home. I am so glad, I worry a lot about how all the moving may have affected her. She keeps asking "Is this really our home?" to which I respond "Yes! It is, we will be here at least until you are six!" which launches her into a talk about what kind of birthday cake she wants, which makes me feel a little better about the whole situation.
Tonight I washed our first load of clothes with this crazy contraption. I think it went fairly well, but I am so glad we are going to have a washing machine soon. The soiled diapers were just a pain trying to wash. I am excited to use it for small loads of diapers though, especially for when Luna is out of covers. I think it will help us save a little $$.
I am starting to love Tuscaloosa and I never thought I would say that but I am so glad. We went to the library today (the main one, they have three!) and I was so impressed and excited. They are very active in engaging the community and they have a huge selection of books, ebooks, dvds, books on cd, magazines...oh man. Oh and I can literally walk there. Its not even a mile from my home. I am so excited. Its actually right across from the new amphitheater that was just built. There are four thrift stores, two of which are actually pretty good ones for bargain hunting. In fact, I found two free people tops at one this week for less than $2 for both of them, which of course made their store a winner in my book.
My heart is full here, I know we are going to do great things and make so many memories. I feel very blessed tonight. I am lucky to be where I am. I am so glad to be able to share my thoughts with you all, it really helps me clear my head and really feel all I have to be thankful for, so thanks for reading. xoxo