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Shhh. Don’t tell my husband. I’m having a love affair.
It’s wildly passionate and makes makes me feel happier than I have ever been in my life.
I’m madly in love. I love our home. I love our neighbors. I love our neighborhood. I love this city.
I love my family. I love my friends. I love being a mama. I love my job.
Moving to San Francisco has been a game changer. Maybe it’s the blue skies. There is something so magical about this city, it’s hard not to be deliciously happy here all the time. And when we bought our townhouse in February, that’s when everything really fell into place. We found the loveliest little corner of SF to call our very own and we planted our family and our roots right here, and dug them in nice and deep.
I count myself
extremely EXTREMELY lucky that I am able to stay at home with my kids. I never really had any real career aspirations, but the moment I decided I wanted to be a mama was the first time I ever felt passionate about something that I really wanted to do. And since having my kids, that passion has intensified. I take such incredible pleasure in spending my days with them. There is so much joy in the milestones and even more in quiet, ordinary moments, like tying little shoes and goodnight kisses. I am truly living my dream.
I’m already thinking about the holidays. I cannot wait to celebrate our first Christmas with my whole family in our new home, in our new community, in the most amazing city on earth. I’m thrilled that my kids will get to grow up here, with neighbors, parks, shops and bustling tree-lined sidewalks right at their front door. I’m excited for visits from dear friends and family, opening our doors wide and sharing this magical place with everyone we love. There is just so much to be happy about. Every day.
I called my mom a few days ago just to tell her how happy I am. I told her that while I miss having her and dad so close, moving to San Francisco is the best thing that could have ever happened to me. I told her how Maya is thriving at school, Dennis is enjoying his work, and how life feels pretty perfect these days. She said she misses us, but knows that moving was the right thing to do.
Every morning I wake up so excited to spend another day living this life. I don’t know what I ever did to be so lucky as to end up here. I am truly grateful for every precious minute. This is the good stuff. I am head over heels in love.
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My blogging has been on the back-burner lately! I have been remiss!
Not because I’ve been lazy, mind you. Quite the opposite.
It’s finally the last week of preschool (thank goodness) and there’ve been “end of year” festivities almost every day. Tomorrow, in fact, the whole class is going on a special field trip to the San Francisco Zoo and I have volunteered to be one of the class chaperones. Plus, there’s an Ice Cream Social on Thursday and an End of School concert on Friday. Oh for crappin’ out loud, can we just end the school year already please? Sheesh.
I’ve also been Spring cleaning the everlovin’ crap out of the house. The scrubbing, polishing, decluttering and reorganizing has been quite something. Perhaps “epic” is the word I’m looking for. Or possibly “transplendent”. Either way, it’s beautiful and it brings a tear to my eye just typing about it.
I’m super behind on a bunch of HOA work, and it’s really bugging me. I seriously need to get caught up. Did I mention I’m officially the Treasurer now? Yup, it’s true. Impressed? Don’t be; “Treasurer” is really just a fancy name for “Sucker Who Does All The Legwork For The Association That No One Else Wants To Do.” At least I’m organized and task-oriented by nature, which seems to help my cause immensely. My goal is to have everything done and dusted before my parents arrive on Saturday so I can really enjoy their visit.
And now that Hen is feeling better, we’ve hosted several playdates (and mommy dates), and wandered to the park or taken long sunny walks every day. I’ve been keeping the windows and doors wide open, making lemonade, doing yoga, reading books, eating homemade popsicles, listening to Cuban music and drinking lots and lots of tea. Spring has sprung, the San Fran skies are cornflower blue and we’re all buzzing around like busy little bees. People are smiling, the city is humming, and happy is in the air. Life is
good great transplendent.