Smoother Sailing

8 Sep

Apparently there used to be such a thing as a clubhouse for potato heads. Why I never knew about this before our first week bunked up at Nanny and Gramps’ house I have no idea, but it is awesome and doing a pretty good job of entertaining Abigail while I hunt and peck this quick blog post out on my iPhone.

I don’t have a real computer right now or the ability to upload real pictures or a clever new name for this space but I’m checking in anyway.

It’s been a week – a whole lot of week. After a fantastic welcome back life settled for long enough to uncover what I had anticipated.  I assumed Abigail would be a little homesick and that her behavior would reflect that. What I didn’t expect was her to be so vocal about it, telling me “want to leave, want to go home” when things didn’t quite go her way. And I would be lying if I said I didn’t have any homesick moments of my own. There may have been one tiny incident involving stubbing my toe on a shopping cart and not finding my usual Greek yogurt in a Publix. But it’s amazing how quickly finding your long lost favorite brand of cold cuts can turn that frown upside down!

Things have already gotten better due in part to a load of new toys, ahem potato head clubhouse, and a maiden voyage complete with lake swim up to an island and cabin picnic.



It’s not all smooth sailing, we are rediscovering the joy of mosquito bites and chest compressing running in humidity, but our crew here is pretty special making the whole starting over thing a little bit easier.
As for Hank, well, he’s hot.

“So freaking hot.”- Hank
And as for Oregon, we love finding little pieces of you in unexpected places.



6 Responses to “Smoother Sailing”

  1. Carole Calle September 8, 2012 at 9:07 am #

    Homesick for the place that made you homesick before, is that what I’m hearing? Don’t think of it as starting over. Life is a journey and you’re on the next leg of it. Find something to love about wherever you are. No matter what shore you wash up on, the shells are always beautiful and the sun is always bright. Bask in it.

    • Sarah September 8, 2012 at 9:12 am #

      We are definitely loving it! But this move is not without it’s own challenges. This time it’s Abigail who is feeling it the hardest. She’s strong though! In time it will be familiar again.

  2. Emily September 8, 2012 at 9:13 am #

    Oh hanky!! At least fall is right around the corner 🙂 looks like y’all are having a fun weekend! Can’t wait to come visit in the new place!! We can have boars head sandys 🙂

    • Sarah September 8, 2012 at 9:15 am #

      Just like old times!!! Second round of house hunting on Tuesday. Definitely getting closer!

  3. Kathy Magnusson September 8, 2012 at 9:29 am #

    Life is a journey…..and now you have a little one to tell you all about it!! HA! What fun it looks like you are having!!! Hope to see you soon. Happy house hunting.

  4. popguschke September 10, 2012 at 8:58 pm #

    As Alan Jarrett would say, “Hi there, Little Midget!” I suppose there is a lot of truth in the expression, “No pain, no gain!” Seems like “The Oregan Tail” is becomming “Lake Whoa-Be-Gone!”

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