We're back in our sweet little townhouse in our sweet little town. We are home for less than 40 hours, but it's still a decent chunk of time to reset a bit. I am totally one of those people who looks forward to vacations, but enjoys coming home even more. If it's not obvious from the 2431 posts I have written already, I love routine. So, yesterday, it was nice to make our own coffee, have a normal work day, do four loads of laundry and cook dinner.
awww...and to answer the question you all want to ask... that dress is $24 at Target. ;)
We spent the weekend in Iowa visiting with my mom's side of the family and attending my cousin's wedding. (That's two weddings in a week for those counting.) I was able to get my fill of teeny baby. Another cousin has a three month old that was just perfect for squeezing and baby fever quelling. (Or sparking...it's a fine line.) It was hilariously entertaining to have Paul look at me sideways like, "Please don't follow your instincts and say something embarrassing" and my parents beam at the three of us like the proud Grandparents-in-Waiting they are. (No sarcasm.)
We got home Sunday night, and I was thrilled to see all my plants not only still living, but thriving(ish). Who knew nine days without water or care would result in red tomatoes? Not me. Gardening has been a such a joy this summer and it appears I'll have plants to watch over into fall.
This afternoon we are heading down to San Diego for the last of Paul's residency interviews. It is looking more and more like San Diego will be our home again starting late summer 2013 (though I think Paul would want me to knock on wood right about now for typing that). We are so excited to get back for a visit and will be staying across the street from our old apartment. It's much too early to start planning a move back, but I can hardly contain my glee that we might be living there again (this time for four years). 2013 might be the year we buy our first house. WHAT? We're grown-ups!
Time is flying and I am reminded once again how much of this year has been unexpected. On January 1st, I would have predicted a wildly different story, but today, I am so enjoying how our tale is playing out.
PS - STAMPS! They are coming this week. Look for a post from me this afternoon with launch details. I am just hammering out some official dates and times with my CEO & Shipping Supervisor (both are me). Have a good one!