- Moving our stuff from our house into a warehouse to be stored while we're in the US- done! Phew! I'm so thankful it's all done. Th
- All our bags are packed, we're ready to go! Not telling when our flights are... a wise bloggy friend (Attic24) reminded us of that a few months ago. Don't let the whole world, including strangers, know your travel plans. So sometime semi-soon we'll be heading out and seeing family and friends! Can't wait!!!
- Gorusuruz, Turkiye! I hope I get a chance to practice Turkish from time to time in the US... I've worked too hard learning it to have it all whittled away in a matter of months.
- While Doug was overseeing the move and visiting various offices, getting utilities turned off and such the last 2 days, I spent the days with the kids in a guest flat. Since there were "new to them" toys here (thanks, guest flat people!), I read Nicholas Sparks' book, A Walk To Remember. He says in the beginning that "first you'll smile, then you'll cry. Don't say I didn't warn you." I think I barely smiled once... I definitely did not cry. What a let down. Sorry if you liked it, but it seemed very predictable and flat to me.
- Food. Food, food, food, food, food. It's the biggest thing (behind family & friends) that we miss about the States. Chipotle, Chick-Fil-A, Pappadeaux, Jason's Deli, Burger Street, Dickey's BBQ, Pappasitos.... mmmm, mmmm, mmmm, mmmm, mmmm! Did you know that Texas has some of the fattest cities in America? And the reason is very clear. We've got the best food there. Self-control falls flat on its face in the presence of such delicious food. I'm hoping the "No S Diet" has helped me be more disciplined in that area, so I don't gain 793 pounds during our time in Texas.
- Cloth diapers. Don't know if I've mentioned it here, yet, but I did give cloth diapers a slight whirl with Moses, and it just never "took". I just don't have time and dedication anymore. I did with Maranatha, did with Silas, and just don't have it anymore. So now I'm using disposables without any guilt. Just wanted to mention that in case anyone out there remembered my old articles about it. I've never been militant about it, but even still, I try to be transparent here so there it is.
- And did I mention food? Cheddar cheese, corn tortillas, peanut butter, A&W root beer, beef you can actually afford to buy, breakfast sausage, good sandwich breads... all of these are things I really, really miss. Not only are we going to enjoy our meals out while in America, but I'm going to enjoy cooking our meals IN.
So there's my week. How was yours?