January 14, 2011
We moved on Monday. Phew! Charlie came down with the flu on the day of the move. Poor guy. The timing was pretty horrendous. As of today, I’m the only one in the family who doesn’t have fever. So, we’re not as moved in as we would like to be. But, we’re here, and we’re looking forward to this next season of our life.
We’re renting in Menlo Park, which is about 20 minutes from where we lived before. We’re getting to try on a lifestyle that we’ve wanted to try on for a while. Everything is walkable. Draeger’s, Trader Joe’s, the farmers market, library, community pool and our church are all a ten minute walk (or less) away. Plus Peet’s , a lot of great restaurants and the train. We’re in the thick of it- very different from our life up in the hills with the deer.
No bees. No chickens. No room for a garden. So, I’m putting those roles in my back pocket for a while, like garden markers at the end of the season. Beekeeper. Organic Gardener. That’s not a bad thing. Putting roles away. It helps me to remember that I’m still here even without those roles.
We can’t have it all. We can’t be renters, have a life in the thick of it, and still have everything that we had at our house in Belmont. We’ll do it all again at some point. But, for now, we’re going to live the life that’s in front of us, and I’m excited about that. I’m looking forward to walking and biking lots of places with my children. Looking forward to walking to church with my family. Looking forward to walking to the farmers market and then going out for coffee.
As for the blog, the backbone will be the same, but the content may be a bit different. I’ll still be writing about my life, as well as issues surrounding the environment, Fair Trade, sustainability, cooking, food, soap and all the other things that I’m interested in. But, first I need to unpack all the boxes.