We have arrived safely in New Town. After giving it some thought, I have decided to christen our new city Wester. As in this new town is west-er than Small Town. Makes for terrible grammar, but a funny sentiment. So I guess I should say that we are all settled in Wester.
The kids and I are so thrilled to be back with T. I'm not sure the sentiment is entirely reciprocated. T had gotten used to having his quiet all to himself and is having a little trouble adjusting to two kids, four dogs, a wife and a grandma sharing his space. Seriously, he is as thrilled to have us here as we are to be here, but he is having a bit of a rough transition.
In the weeks leading up to the move, I had begun to worry a little about my mental health. I was afraid that I might be sliding back into depression. This morning I made an amazing psychiatric discovery: the happiness equation. Rae Ann + (4)Dogs = Happy. It's a miracle! Depressed people everywhere should allow four dogs to storm their bedrooms, hop onto their beds with them and bestow much dog love. That was how I started my day today and it was awesome.
Other highlights? I made my maiden voyage to the Wester Mother Ship: Target. Laaaa! (that was the angels singing) I went in for a shower curtain rod and came out with some really cute dresses for Z, Z's new bedding, a toilet brush, a shower shelf and an assortment of items from the $1 aisle.
Then I went to the grocery store. "The grocery store? A highlight?" you ask. YES. Wester has a Texas chain grocery called H.E.B. If I thought the angels were singing at Target, at H.E.B. they were singing the whole Hallelujah Chorus. You know that scene in Moscow on the Hudson where Robin Williams falls to his knees on the coffee aisle? That was me. I felt like such a hick oooh-ing and aaah-ing over the quality and variety of the selection. Wow. I have lived in Small Town a long time. I had forgotten what a nice grocery store was like! AND they have these great combo deals, so I got a ton of food for free! Huzzah!
All in all I am glad to be here. I miss my peeps back in Small Town and Ginormousville, but I know that I will see them again soon. Hopefully, I will make friends quickly and settle in to my new home town.