The girls at the playgroup are mostly American, and they are either married to Irishmen or their husband are working here. There is nothing that makes you feel less alone than being with people who are going through, or have gone through things that you are experiencing. I learned more about the driving situation, where to buy toys etc. And I left the boys coats there. Was that some subconscious, desperate, pathetic ploy to make friends? A reason to email the hostess and pick up the coats? Probably not. But they were all very nice. And I will pick up the coats tonight.
Today we went down to the house to check for the much awaited mail. You really can't get anything around here without a bank account and utility bill in your name. Some of those things have arrived, and Tom is purchasing a cell phone for me as I write. I am really becoming someone around here- I have a phone!
Now, we move on to cars. I have set up a driving lesson for Saturday. I do not want to put it off, I think I just need to dive in and drive on the left. After my lesson, we will be going to a Tea. My friend Kathryn from New York has a friend from College who is over here with his family. We are really looking forward to it!
There you have it, we are moving right along. There are times when I rely on "Little Bear" videos to entertain the boys while I research things or make calls. It also improves my quality of life when they are whining and crying because of the naps they are not taking. It's amazing how they laugh and smile at that show! I plan to return to the minimal TV watching system when we get to the house. We will see. After all, it's about progress and not perfection right?