We’ve been in Atlanta almost two weeks now. In simple terms, we’ve been adjusting. Right now, Jeremy hasn’t started his job, and I don’t have one. Because of this, it feels like we are on a not so luxurious vacation. We’ve been doing things like finding our way around town, unpacking, furnishing our new place, and making lots of trips to Lowes and Target.
We have less storage space here but more practical living space. In our last house, we had an attic and a basement, which was great for storage. Here, we have a dining room, a larger living room, a larger master, and more bathrooms. We have 2.5 baths now compared to one. I’ve decided I much prefer greater living space.
As soon as we’re done with everything, I’ll post a photo tour of the new place.
On Friday, Jeremy turned 29. We enjoyed the day by going for a short hike (hike = really sweaty flat walk in the woods), dinner at the Square Pub, a Braves game.
We really liked the the pub, they have a great tap selection. The Braves trounced on the Phillies and Cole “money bags” Hamels. It was a great night.
The biggest adjustment so far has been to the bugs. They will need their own posts.
Over the next few weeks, I’ll probably be looking at the oddities of living here. I’m having to evolve and change very quickly.
There are a lot of blogs that I read, but only a few bloggers who make me excited for every post. This doesn’t mean that the blogs are big or small or new or old. They are just my current loves; so if you’re looking for something new, here are a few of my favorites in no particular order.
One thing that all these blogs have in common is that they are really positive. This isn’t to say they don’t talk about life’s difficulties, they do, but at their core is a spirit of “I can and I will.” I know I should update my blog list, but this was much easier.
The last few weeks have been interesting to say the least. Two wonderful movers came and loaded all of our belongings on a moving truck. They were fast and professional. If you’re moving, consider Allied; they were great.
After everything was loaded, we spent time cleaning and then spent our last night at the restaurant we’ve spent so many other nights at – Riverworks.
We got up super early the next morning (July 17) and got on the road. Our poor little Aveo was loaded down. We didn’t know how long it would be before the truck got here, so we needed to be prepared for about a week. We took our time driving from NH to GA. We stopped first in VA to see my Nana and were able to see a few family members (specifically a cute, sassy cousin) while we were there. I’m pretty sure that next summer Sydney should come spend a few days with me.
After VA, we stopped in NC to see our friends Todd & Elizabeth and their boys, Simon & Isaac.
It was so nice not to rush and get to see family and friends that are life family on the way.
We’ve been adjusting to life in Hot, Hot Atlanta. So far so good. More to come about our transition to the Big Peach.
Some people shy away from talking about politics. It’s listed in the big three you aren’t supposed talk about: “politics, religion, and money.” I don’t really adhere to the politics part, but one topic that I think should be added to those three is reproduction. At least, speaking uninvited to someone about her reproduction.
While at the dentist the other day, the assistant actually told me biological clock was ticking! She’s nice. I like her, but still. Who says stuff like that? It’s not the first time I’ve been in or overheard a conversation like this. Why are women trying to force each other to make one choice or another? Thankfully, in this country it’s a choice to parent or not parent. (Hopefully, it will stay that way OBAMA 2012). I thought “My body, My choice” was a shout saved for male congressmen and governors who think they control uteruses.
Here is my point – Keep your opinions off my body.