3 weeks ago, we moved to the suburbs of New Jersey. After 13 yrs of living in NYC, it was a huge change. Although I miss my neighborhood and friends dearly, it was a great decision for the whole family. The peace and quiet I now have in a house has done wonders for my sleep. Melody and our 2 dogs have a fenced in back yard for them to run around in and they are so delighted. We love our new town and every time we walk into downtown it reminds us of why we fell in love with this town 2 years ago. I did have some fears the week of our move that I was making a huge mistake, but I think those were last minute jitters. My fears were gone the second we walked into our house for our final walk through. It felt so right.
My friend, Caiming, was our first house guest and she came to visit last weekend. She brought me this beautiful bouquet of flowers. It was perfect for the bay window in my living room. I can't wait to get the rest of the house set up so I can start having more guests over. Right now, I am still digging around in boxes for the things I need.
To keep Melody busy before school starts in September, I signed her up for Karate lessons. She has been asking for Karate lessons for a long time. It was more like begging, so I was quite surprised at her reaction when we went to class. The first 3 sessions she attended were full of tears and resistance from her. She was shy and scared. But we had a breakthrough this week and she actually participated in the whole class. After class, she ran over to me and said, "Momma, I didn't cry! I did the whole class and I had soooo much fun." Lol!