I do not miss our old place. I did have my tears, my disappointment and self-criticisms, and when we left the house I had set all those feelings down. I used them, felt them, had my way with them and then I set them down. I didn't look back or have a sad soundtrack playing in my head as we drove away for the last time, I rejoiced!
We've lived here for a few weeks now and I am fabulously content. While the boxes are only half-way unpacked and each day asks a new "where is ____?", I am settled. There is something rejuvenating about living with so much less. I've walked more in the past few weeks than I ever did in our previous house and I've met nearly all of our neighbors (before I didn't really know any of them). E and I even walked, pushing Ro in the stroller, to the farmer's market this morning and bought a few lovely things. We grabbed coffee in a perfect local coffee shop along the way and saw people we knew! One of the people was a mom who recognized me from story time this past week. I'm officially sold on living in Auburn.
"Cozy" is how I describe this place. It's cozy here. Have I mentioned yet how perfect our child is? She is perfection. Ethan and I giggled at the people in the cars stopped at a light who, as we walked past all smiled widely and motioned toward our child. That's just how cool she is. Our little beacon of joy.
Can I brag just a little more? She now signs "baby", "cheese", "bird", "ball", "hat" and "light". That's in addition to: milk, more, hungry, water, cat, change, up, down and fan. I think that's all....oh and she waves. So cute. She's such a talker lately too, if you can say it so can she. Time to watch that potty mouth!