Today has been gorgeous. After Nolan woke up from his nap, we went for a walk around the block in his shiny new wagon, which he insisted on calling a “boat” the entire time.
My mission was to check the mail and scoop out some parks. There are two parks 2 minutes away from us, but one is in a school yard (meaning we can’t use it during school hours), and the other is part of a different complex, so I’m not sure if non-tenants have access to it. When we got back to our house and sat on the front steps enjoying a snack, I started talking to one of the neighbors and he told me there was a huge park a couple blocks over: only a 10 minute walk away!
I didn’t see it because Nolan and I were walking in the other direction, but this weekend we are so checking it out. Tomorrow, Nolan and I are going to the play group for a Mother’s Day tea, and I’m really excited. I’ll need to eat more before we go, because we always end up having to leave earlier than we want because I feel fainty and hungry by 10:30am. All the snacks I pack for me (note: a banana) end up in Nolan’s belly because he’d rather have what I’m eating.
Anyways, I definitely needed that walk. I’ve been a little stressed out over the last few days. This move ended up costing more than I anticipated. But, it’s totally worth it. We are so incredibly happy with our new home! I didn’t realize how confining our old, cramped apartment really was until we moved here. Now it’s like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders, and I can breathe easier and relax. This place feels more like home than our last place did – probably because the landlords don’t come in and talk about how they would have decorated things.
So, in any case, Nolan and I had fun on our walk and playing out front. I want to get a rack and clean up a bit more, the wind storm we had Sunday night moved a lot of garbage around. YUCK. This weekend I’m going to make Matt get rid of all the cobwebs in the garage and around the windows outside, so that it looks cleaner. Cobwebs creep me out, and so do spiders so Matt will be going on a serious kill the spiders spree. I’m excited because this month we’re getting a new front door with ventilation and having our garage door painted, so the front of our house will get a face lift along with all the other tenants and we don’t have to pay for it! Bonus to renting, for sure.
So, ya…how was your Thursday?!