to those of you who warned me just how stressful plunking yourself down in a new state is:
yeah, you're right. and this applies even though i've been surrounded with the most incredible family welcome committee ever.
there's just something about having to all the sudden adjust to a whole new set of local mores - an entirely different landscape - an unfamiliar map - ALL AT ONCE - that is just physically and emotionally exhausting. case in point: we spent 3 hours attempting to get our cars registered in the state of FL and left with nada.
i did, however, manage to score a license and actually did NOT have to take a test, written or otherwise. so . . . you win some, you lose some.
we are headed off to canada for osheaga tomorrow.
in retrospect, i'm not sure this is exactly the trip we would have planned knowing our current circumstances [not being moved in, the pregnancy with its accompanying fatigue, hemorrhaging $] but . . . i am still excited. i will miss annabel very much - when i sang her to sleep earlier this evening it hit me that i wouldn't get to sing to her for the next 4 nights - quite a stretch. but josh and i could use some time together without work/home improvement stress, and hey - you only finish residency once!
so time to party it up in montréal. in a taking-lots-of-naps, eating-lots-of-patisserie-goodies sort of way.
gallery from the beach
[where we live now. i keep having to remind myself that yes, we really actually LIVE here!]
bump watch: yes, it's there.
no i don't usually scowl like that.
and again sorry for the deadpan expression! josh took these stealthily for some reason.
with d., the baby-whisperer :) [josh's aunt]
how big is annabel? SOOO big!
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