In other news, Darin is heading to town for the second time today to buy apples. We made our first batch of applesauce on Monday and it is already gone. Tyson absolutely loved it, and I think Jori did too although she keeps acting like it is so gross, then asking for more bites. We went to the new Jubilee mall this morning, a shopping complex that was not here in 2008. It is huge and so nice. Really. We wouldn’t even need to go to Kolonnade mall for anything as they have the same stores right in the area. I actually drove home from town this morning, through a stop light and everything. It was stressful, but I am going to keep making myself practice because I want my freedom back. I really do. I miss being able to go shopping on my own. It is not so fun taking the kids along for any of us.
We need to decide if we want to hire a housekeeper/babysitter for while we are here. It would be nice as this house is huge and I know I am not keeping up with everything I should be doing inside. It is just SO much warmer outside, like incredibly warmer, so I just want to be out in the sun all day long. We would also like to run errands without the kids, especially the bigger things like car shopping and house hunting. Having them along is not very helpful at all. Let’s face it, they’re 7 and 5 and just want to run and play. I don’t blame them. It does seem like things take much longer here than they did in Michigan, not only the driving but actually trying to accomplish any task takes loads of time.
Darin wants to leave and I think I think I am going to go sit in the sun and read for a while. The kids are following Amos around (again). Poor Amos. I believe he doesn’t mind most of the time, but they seriously hang on him like monkeys.