It is still cold outside but there is hope as things are slowly thawing. We are not used to long winters with snowy temps. from October-March. We are told this was a normal to light winter-eek!
Fortunately spring is coming and we have finally moved out of the “settling-in” stage. Luke mentioned to me that he feels like we have finally arrived-things are beginning to feel well . . . normal. We have been married for 5 months now and the newness of it all is starting to fade . . in a good way.
Our “settling-in” phase was such a scramble. Everything was new, scary, exciting, and anxiety producing. Any little task around the house, errand, or decision was a monumental “first” which involved talking, compromise, patience, and grace.
We are now ready for a new phase I call “branching out”; it’s time to get involved in the community.
Now that I have gotten a grasp of some of my wifely responsibilities I am ready to begin the job of finding a job. It is time for me to find my purpose and place here in New York.
As I make phone calls, email inquiries, send my CV to colleges and companies in the area; I have to stay focused on today and not worry about tomorrow as I wrote in The future is . . .
We have also recently been asked to lead a small group of young couples at our church once a week starting in April. We love to host events and build community. Plus I once again have a reason to bake goodies!!!
In addition, we are attending Financial Peace University at our church. Luke has a good working knowledge of finances I . . . do not. We thought this class would provide us with the framework/vocabulary for discussion on this stressful topic. This is us taking that desire to procrastinate talking about loans, debt, spending, saving, and shoving it out the door!
Last, we have been exercising. We got memberships at the Y in January. It took awhile to get into the routine. Fortunately the Y has a clean welcoming facility and everyone is polite. There is no judgment, no hogging the machines, no showing off, just genuine people taking care of their bodies whatever their shape, size, or age! It is a far cry from the LA gyms and fitness centers! Still we are looking forward to warmer weather so that we can exchange our indoor exercise for outdoor explorations.
Do you have any spring cleaning/changes or challenges ahead of you?
4 thoughts on “Spring is coming”
Spring cleaning? How about Spring dumping? LOL! Much work to be done outside. The daffodils are blooming here. Show you a pic on Facebook later. I want to add pansies this weekend to my modest front flower bed. Taxes cry to be finished, so hopefully the sun will come out long enough to take a break and plant a bit of colorful spring out front. I feel for your snow bound flower beds. We lived in Montana for eight years when I was a kid. Snow came in October and we wore frilly little dresses at Easter…but the snow was still on the ground.
I understand spring cleaning for the first time going through true winter weather-salt and ice and mud traipsed through the house-exchanging winter clothes for spring ones. I also feel determine that come Easter-rain or snow I will be wearing a dress with flower on it 😉
Hopefully, you can wear that flowery dress WITHOUT a coat! LOL!