Well, we are here. Cambridge, Massachusetts, that is. It has been a week and we are slowly but surely getting settled in. I love the city. The only way to describe it for me would be that it has something for all of your senses. I walk out my front door and there are wonderful things to see, smell, touch, taste, and hear. Right now, the first thing I hear, see, and smell, is construction outside my front door. They are working to make the sidewalks bigger, which is a plus but, not so great right now because it is noisy. But, it's to be expected in the city. There is a wonderful park about 2 blocks away and we've gone almost every day. There is a sprinlking fountain there for the kids to play in and a lot of space to ride bikes and run. It has been a blessing because our "backyard" consists of a cement slab and some greenery. We actually sat out back last night and it was surprisingly quiet. There is enough room for a small patio table, chairs, and our grill. It's really perfect for sitting out there to read or even eat. It has been an adjustment for K though as he cannot ride his bike in the driveway like he used to. The park has served him well for his bike and scooter riding.
I made my first mistake by attempting to do my grocery shopping on the Sunday evening before labor day. I will not do that again. I went to Trader Joe's and a local grocery chain. Let's just say, when the stores are crowded and busy...there are grumpy people, and I experienced a few of them. I also discovered that I can pretty much stick to my normal grocery budget if I do a little research and coupon clipping. Can I just say that Trader Joe's is amazing...and has a good price on milk? I had only been once before with my sister-in-law but, knew I would love it. I could have easily spent hours in there but, the hoards of people forced me to get what I needed and get out. Next time I will go during the week.
The kids are sharing a room complete with bunk beds. They are doing very well. They keep referring to "home" as New York. I keep referring to "home" as New York. It will definitely take some time but, I am looking forward to the future and all of the great things in store.
If anyone would like to ask me any questions about our move or anything else, feel free to leave it in a comment and I'll answer when I can.
Thanks to all still reading.