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happy easter and odds and ends

March 26th, 2016 at 04:31 am

I haven't done my easter baskets or stuffed eggs and it's friday night. UGGH. But Happy Easter! We are doing an egg hunt and easter basket first ever at our house. We've gone to a friend's house to easter egg hunt but never in our own yard. We are also having my nephew over for prime rib roast. So nice we are doing our own thing with family. Makes it feel so homey. We're doing our own tradition. Before it was just us and people did their own family thing or it's sunday night. Now we have our own family thing.

This week it also started to click. I went to a friend's house for lunch on Wednesday and while chatting and kids playing it clicked. I felt like I was fitting in and making friends. I mentioned that it's a struggle to make new friends as we move and get older. That I can't expect friendships to sprout up overnight. Well with these women we've been seeing each other weekly since September with our kids in group speech every Wednesday. And here we are March and I felt comfortable and a click.

I feel like we are getting into a groove. Plus it helps spring is gorgeous. Did I mention how pretty and sunny it is? Did I mention how the days are suddenly longer and the sun doesn't seem to go down until 7 pm? That getting out is amazing?

I still pinch myself it's a dream. That a year ago yes I was stuck in seasonal depression mode. I had it every winter. And yes the days were shorter in January here. But at the same time my steps were lighter without snow and shoveling. My hands, head, and neck were warmer without gloves, hat, and scarf. I am wearing short sleeves already.

It's just a very nice time of year and I can't wait for summer. I know I shouldn't gush over just the scenery, and for everyone who says moving is hard, it is. But it does get easier and better. And sometimes just looking at the positives makes it easier. FWIW, where I was I made LOTS of great friends who made life bearable. But every year I could feel the seasons pulling me down.

5 Responses to “happy easter and odds and ends”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Yes, the change to milder weather definitely helped me this year. So glad to hear there is a friendship being made! Enjoy the holiday with your family.

  2. PatientSaver Says:

    I'm glad you're fitting in..it's a good feeling, isn't it?

    I also feel sensitive to the short, dark days, so much so that I hate getting up in the dark for work. Thank god we have longer days now.

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Glad you feel like you ate fitting in. A wonderful feeling.

    Happy Easter!

  4. livingalmostlarge Says:

    It is and thank you all. I feel like the sun is smiling down today. What a nice day. The dark days of winter is so hard for someone from the tropics sometimes. I miss living in Southern California I never had such issues. But where we moved now isn't to bad actually.

  5. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Happy Easter! Glad things are working out so well for you!

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