guess where we live now?!?!
FLORIDA. After a four month detour to Texas, we've made it to our final destination for the next few years (I hope).
It's beautiful here. The sand is white, the sea is clear, our rental house is about 8 miles from the beach, at the entrance to the beach is an authentic snoball stand, we have a HUGE backyard, a huge house, & aside from my Lion King hair thanks to the humidity, everything is perfect.
Except it's not. It has mass potential. Truly. If had friends, my furniture, & most importantly, my HUSBAND, things would be pretty stinking spectacular.
Everyone here is very nice. The boys seem to be adjusting (relatively) well to our new life & the dogs haven't done much since their three day excursion in Texas so I'm guessing they like it (they love barking at the squirrel that keeps knocking down our homemade bird feeder).
But I am lonely. L-O-N-E-L-Y. All by myself, without friends, has taken its toll on me already. Probably because I didn't have friends (or get to see the ones I do often, anyway) in Texas, so essentially I'm going on 5 months of being friendless. This isn't to say that I haven't been in touch with friends or haven't seen them briefly when they rolled through town or whatever. But there's a difference between seeing someone for two days then being all alone & having friends nearby to lean on or help.
The boys & my little sister Jovi provide good entertainment. But not being able to grocery shop or breathe or have ten minutes to myself or even pee alone has taken its toll. The last year of doing it ALL ALONE (with the exception of that month & a half where Tony was home) has taken its toll.
I know the next six or so years will be like this with Tony's new job. I know that I can handle it because I've been doing it all alone & we're all still alive at the end of the day. But man does it stink sometimes!
I joined a lot of groups on facebook for the area so I'm hoping it'll slowly put me in touch with people. I also JUST found out about twenty minutes ago that the Airman & Family Readiness Center provides 20 hours of FREE childcare to those PCSing so I can go to a few doctors appointments without trying to pull a babysitter out of my back pocket.
I guess that's all for now. I'm in the process of trying to find a good church, a good preschool for Cody for the fall, & some friends. It's not a lot or anything. ;)
I'll try my best to get back on the blogging bandwagon. It's not like I'm busy establishing a household or anything... haha!