Two very special days, I feel so blessed!
Sunday, November 29, 2009
"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom."- Marcel Proust
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
"These streets will make you feel brand new,big lights will inspire you. Let's hear it for New York" - Jay Z
On Saturday, went up to Providence to see Tom's Brother & Sister, and Sister-in-Law, and we were surprised by our neice, Molly! It was great to see them. We were also able to have a nice visit with Tom's Aunt Jane and cousin JP. The boys were so happy to be with them all, and Ted & Kem's dog Max too! Unfortunately, Tom lost his phone, and really unfortunately we had some nice pics on it of us with Aunt Joan at the State House. There were also pictures of the third generation of Tom's family at a local playground. But we had fun, and their old family friends came to join us as well. I did manage to take this though!
On Monday, we met KG, Meg & Mikey at the ESPN Zone. I got to see Meg's belly, and she looks beautiful. I can't wait to meet my new neice! Or nephew! Or niece! We really felt like tourists that night and we kind of liked it.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
We are about to head back to New York for the first time. It was home to us for so long, and in some ways it always will be. Tom is actually looking forward to being there, and then looking forward to coming back here. He thinks that the anticipation of getting back to our house, to our own beds, our own routine will really make Dublin seem like home to us.
I think that it is all about having a place, an environment, people that allow you feel comfortable and secure. And hopeful. I have that here.
So, next week will be about spending a little (less than I anticipated) time with some family and a few friends. We will spend a short time with Tom's family in New England, and then Thanksgiving with my family. There will also be a party at my brother's future in-laws, and we are really looking forward to meeting them! One friend that I probably won't get to see this trip is my friend Jen, who just had her third son. Congratulations to Jen and all of her boys!
With Thanksgiving around the corner, I'd like to just use this post to proclaim my gratitude for my family, my friends, my home!!!
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
We just returned from a lovely dinner. Tom's Aunt and Uncle had connected us with a family that they knew through friends on Cape Cod, and we met them in June when we came here to look for houses. James and Catherine were the most welcoming, easy to be with, nice people. We felt comfortable with them right away. James had even driven us around to areas he thought that we might like. They graciously had us over for dinner again. This time, our boys were with us as well. Their son, James, is older than our boys but they thought he was a superhero. He had taken out all of his old toys, including a riding dump truck and a light saber. He was nice enough to play with them, and they could not have been happier! We had a hard time dragging our boys away.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
I am giggling as I type the words "I heard that it was going to rain today" because, well, it rains on many days. There were two beautiful mornings this week, and I would have sworn we would not have seen any showers those days. But we did. I really only noted what I had heard about today because it's Saturday, there is no school, and I wanted to plan something so we would not be stuck in the house all day!
Friday, November 6, 2009
My (immediate) interpretation of this quote is that hosts are often too distracted to realize what is going on at their own event. Or does it mean that my guests noticed some spider webs that I may have missed? I am not sure, but I did have people over!
"Blessed is the person who is too busy to worry in the daytime and too sleepy to worry at night."- Unknown
Yes, I am blessed. And no, I have not abandoned my blog. I have not posted for ten days. In thinking about why that might be, I realized that I have really begun to make good use of the time I have while the boys are in school. Hopefully, the long stretch of waiting for deliveries and service people that accompanies a move to a new house is over. Instead, I have recently begun visiting the gym, having coffee with some new friends and shopping for things I might make for dinner. It has been really nice.