My Top Ten List (plus a few more)

It's only been a week, and I'll put it bluntly: this LIVING IN FLORIDA is going to take some getting used to. I haven't blogged or talked to anyone because I haven't really had any positive things to say.

So here's a list of ten things about our lives here in Florida so far (some good, some not):
  • I can clean all the bathrooms and kitchen in about 10 minutes flat. GOOD.
  • The girls still can make a big mess in about 10 minutes flat even with Mama 10 ft. away. See Exhibits A, B, C and D. BAD.
Exhibit A:

Exhibit B:

Exhibit C:

Exhibit D:

  • The Daddy has a freer schedule to do house hunting trips on his lunch hour. GOOD.
  • The housing situation is DIFFERENT. STILL DECIDING. GOOD and BAD.
  • The Daddy gets home earlier because we are living five minutes away from his office. GOOD.
  • The Daddy and AE have had "the coughs" for five days now. BAD at night.
  • The girls get to share a room here in our apartment. GOOD.
  • The girls don't nap when sharing a room in our apartment. BAD.
  • We enrolled the girls in preschool already. Today is their first day. ALL DAY. 8:30-3:00. Lunch and nap included. Truly a MOM'S DAY OUT. GOOD.
  • Now I have time to exercise. GOOD and BAD.
  • The kitchen is small, but I LOVE cooking in a smaller kitchen. GOOD.
  • It's very difficult to get groceries into the apartment with two little ones in tow. BAD.
  • I've become very resourceful in our small space. Stroller to bring in groceries. Slotted spoon to mash potatoes. GOOD.
  • We've found a few neighborhoods we like and one we LOVE. GOOD.
  • Finding a house with the square footage, bedrooms and baths we need is proving difficult without major renovations or living further out from The Daddy's work. BAD.
I could ramble on for days about the housing situation, but I think you'd get pretty bored with that so later this week I'll give you a recap, House Hunters-style!


Beth said...

Hang in there girl, you guys will come through this and look back one day and laugh at the "apartment days".

Krysta said...

Ride this wave that God has you on. He will take you to the right destination. He promises!

Carrie said...

Girl, I cannot even believe you did not mention how hot it is here in Florida! It is some kinda hot!!! My mom, Allie Claire and I are headed up to north Georgia for the weekend and we are beside ourselves over the prospect of some cool weather. Good luck with your house hunt!