Thursday, August 11, 2011
Our Life in Bulletpoints
I haven't posted here in about a hundred years--something about a cross-country move, trips between my parents', Robin's parents', and the cabin, planning at my new job, and efforts to socialize and get out and about in Minneapolis and St. Paul has kept me busy and a bit overwhelmed.
Rather than a detailed blow by blow of our move, here's a quick summary.
During the past two weeks, we've...
...celebrated our sixth wedding anniversary with an afternoon Twins' game (bummer loss to the White Sox), a reminiscent stroll through the University of Minnesota, and dinner in Uptown at a restaurant that we quickly decided we will return to again.
...attended our second game at Target Field to cheer the Twins on to a victory over the Red Sox. A night game, breezy weather, the skyline in the background, and a 5-2 scoreboard. It was heavenly.
...connected with friends and family and have tried to make plans to see MORE friends and family soon.
...posted "Lydia Ground Rules" on my parents' refrigerator. They think I'm crazy.
...introduced Lydia to sleeping in a "big girl bed"--a full-size bed at my parents' house. She loves it, and we've noticed no change in her sleeping habits.
...drooled over affordable, local produce sold at farm stands. What a treat!
...explored our new neighborhood. Early observations: Turtle Bread is all it's cracked up to be, Lake Calhoun is the perfect running loop, and we are pumped up about Linden Hills Coop.
...reunited Lydia with her buddy Sam and loved spending an evening with his parents Jess and Sarah.
...hit the 24-minute mark in my "Couch to 5K" running plan. Yes, I'm attempting Couch to 5K for the fourth time, and this is the most successful I've ever been. I'm set to hit 30 minutes in a week and a half!
...enjoyed time spent with all four of Lydia's grandparents, three of her five great-grandparents, cousins, aunt, and uncles.
...tried unsuccessfully to adjust to doing yoga on a podcast. I've got to find a yoga studio.
...wished we had my car here. The Envoy's mileage plus gas prices=big bucks. I'll be reunited with my far more efficient Volkswagen Labor Day weekend.
...read 5-8 Curious George stories a day. My mantra is "Repetition is Developmentally Beneficial." I hope it's true, because I am actively fighting the urge to throw A Collection of Curious George out the window.
...felt wistful when realizing that we are constantly looking forward to showing our Austin friends things we love about Minneapolis. Come and visit, guys!
...spent time at the cabin (Laurie). Perfect weather, perfect water, time in the hammock with books, and my first water-ski run in four years. I was proud to drop a ski and paid with a limp that only lasted for five days.
...spent a week in Wisconsin with the Ganser grandparents (Robin and Lydia), including trips to the zoo, time with Great-Grandma and Grandpa Ganser, and lots of naked time in the backyard.
...celebrated the first 30th birthday of someone in my high school graduating class. (Yay, Chad!) The time has come, and January is rapidly approaching. Oy vey.
More to come soon!