June 16, 2015


So we made it to New Mexico. We are here, and we are pretty much unpacked. So far, having just the one bathroom hasn't been an issue. Of course, when school starts up and we have to all be out the door by a specific time, I'm sure we'll experience some hiccups.

I am pleased to discover that the whole "no air-conditioning" thing hasn't been a problem. In fact, there have been a few mornings where it has been downright chilly. For my Virginia friends, the weather is similar to when the seasons change, and you throw open all the windows in your house, and you don't rely on the heater or the air conditioner, and you just enjoy the fresh air. I have been told that it is generally a bit warmer by now, but I'm not complaining.

Meanwhile, Daniel has had the worst time adjusting to the altitude: nausea, chills, headaches, vomiting... oh, there is ever so much vomiting. Although, now that I'm thinking about it, he did NOT throw up today, and he didn't carry around his throw up bucket either. Of course, I have severely restricted his activities until his dumb lungs figure out how to live on top of a mountain. (A few days ago, we thought he was over the altitude thing, but then we went on a hike, and, well... it was a bad idea.)

I am also getting BACK ON TRACK  now that I'm not working + solo parenting + coordinating a cross country move. No joke, I've gained 10 pounds with all this moving nonsense. Today I finally went to the grocery store with a PLAN and stocked my pantry with good foods, that are tasty, and healthy. I was sad that the grocery store doesn't carry alfalfa sprouts though. I asked the produce people and everything. (And yes, there is A grocery store. Singular. So no sprouts unless I want to drive to Santa Fe... which I don't.)

And of course, the first thing we did when we arrived in Los Alamos was get our library cards! Because we need books and summer reading programs and stuff. And the library is awesome. Way better than any of the libraries we had in Virginia.... seriously. The library has lots of fun programs for the kids too. Today was lego club, and we had tons of fun and met some new friends.

SO. In short: we moved, we didn't die, yay us. (I did get a speeding ticket in Texas though. It was pretty dumb.)