Sorry for the lack of posting. We’ve had a crazy last month with lots of company (including my parents, who stayed for a week), Gabriel’s 4th birthday, bad plumbing in the new house, and a long delay in getting internet hooked up. It’s been a good busy, though (well, I could’ve done without the bad plumbing).
We are feeling a lot more settled in, but we still have things that we want to do, like paint the kids’ rooms. We wanted to paint the kids rooms before we even moved in, but with a week-long delay in closing on the house, we wound up not doing it (we’d already reserved a U-haul).
All in all, the house is great. It has a lot more elbow room than our last place (about 300 sq. ft. more) and a view in the back that I never get tired of looking at. True, we’re over 40 miles from where Jay drives to work every day, but so far, I think it’s worth it.
Speaking of Jay’s commute, he got a Nissan Altima last week, so now we have two cars again! Not surprisingly, It gets twice the miles per gallon as the minivan. It’s silver with a black leather interior. It’s cute but I can’t imagine that anyone over 5’6″ could drive it. I’m only 5’4″ and my head almost hits the ceiling. It’s been a very long 6 months since our Ford bit the dust, and I’m very glad to have the van back to myself.
Re: the title of this post, I am trying to turn over a new leaf in lots of areas of my life. I wanted this move to be a fresh start, and now that we’re starting to get settled in, I am starting on my leaf-turning. My main things are time management and sticking to a good schedule…. I always start these things out but slack off after a couple of weeks. I think we’d all be a lot more sane if I could just stick with it.
I’m also going to try to be a lot more … well, Suzy homemaker. Cooking and ironing and homeschooling the kids and such. I am excited about the homeschooling, but I can’t say I’m really excited about the rest. But I know if that’s my “job” I need to do it. Don’t get all women’s lib on me now, it’s only fair for me to “work” at home if my husband is working, bringing home the bacon. And it’s not like I haven’t been doing some of the housework, but I’m trying to start treating it more like a job.
I’ll let you know how it goes!