Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Two Bath Kind of Day

When Henry has a "bad" day, you know, cranky, teething, non-stop crying I'll refer to it as a two bath kind of day. What this means is that the day has been so slow moving and trying that he takes two baths because it's the only thing that will make him stop being so irritable. He loves the bath and any type of water and if that makes him happy, well, no harm at all being extra clean!

Today I am feeling like I need two baths because it's so hot and gross outside. We're not getting the heat wave as bad as my friends and family in Tulsa but it's 103 outside right now.

My Grandmother in law and I went thrift store shopping today up in St. Charles. We got a dining room table and a retro lamp for under $50. AWESOME. Since we moved we gave up all of our furniture except our beds (and Henry's nursery furniture). Which wasn't really that much in all actuality. So right now we have no where to sit but our bed and I'm not really complaining. I think it's all part of the adventure and it's kind of like starting over again. Only this time I know what I really want or need. I want to live a new sort of home life here with a minimum amount of STUFF.

This grocery store by our house is OFF THE HOOK. There's a cooking school, pizza shoppe, cafe, coffee shop, deli and a massive bakery in it. I love it so much and I know I've mentioned it several times so I'm sure it's annoying but I cannot wait to show it off to my Mom and Stepdad when they come next weekend.

Monday, August 2, 2010

I'm really blogging again!

Blah blah blah, I've moved to St. Louis,
blah blah blah,

I know I haven't written in my blog for like, a year or some bunch but I think it's because every time I want to blog I think I need to lay everything out that has happened to me and my family in chronological order as it happened and the monstrosity of a project like that feels very intimidating to me. Kind of like catching up on a series of TV shows or dishes. Whatever you relate to more. :)

I'd like to pull the notebook sheet off my proverbial life notebook and start from scratch and backlog my adventures of traveling, moving, leaving good good great good friends and networks and just start fresh just like my real life is right now.

Is everyone okay with that? Are we all on the, ahem, same PAGE? Aahahahaha. I'm so punny.


So, here we are in the Midwest! I'm loving so many things about this place that I never really thought about. I live in a little suburb of STL that's really cute and not far enough away to lose its metropolitan flair. I'm living in an older house (to me, to me!) which has been very interesting and fun to experience. I think. It's not even really THAT old, but it's was built in 1946 which makes it the oldest house I've ever lived in. I can't wait until our budget allows for us to decorate it. (we're renting for the time being).

Henry is doing really well! He's 10 months old now and we're working on walking because let me tell you, carrying him around all day is killing my shoulders and back. He's very strong also which is no fun when he doesn't want to be held. More on him later.

Alan really likes his new job.

Andrea (ME!) is learning to go with the flow and be happy again. Seriously, I am feeling happy and relaxed and enjoying life more. "So what?!?" is my new mental head motto which is working for me right now.

Anyway, I am so glad to be back on the "scene" and get things rolling again.

Here are some pictures of Henry and the new house because, honestly, who wants to see pictures of Alan and I?!? ;)