I am so happy to finally be getting on with life. For some reason, while I am in transition, it feels like I am paralyzed and can’t possibly have a routine (not that I like them anyways) or meet new people or do anything really outside my comfort zone. It is almost like I just have to survive and for some reason, that is good enough for me. I’m not saying it is the right thing to do, but it is the way I naturally function.
Now that we have arrived in Spain I feel like I can get on with life again. I have been so happy to meet new people and start making friends. Just today I visited with two different women that I met at the park Maisie was playing at. They happened to be “on holiday” and not living in Barcelona, but I chatted with them and it was so good to meet new people and hear new stories even if it won’t become a long lasting friendship! One lady that I talked with was French and her son was born in the same hospital in Paris that Maisie was born in! We shared our experiences and laughed together. It was really refreshing!
After the little conversations, I planned out an idea of what our daily lives will look like. Yep, that’s right, I made a little schedule! This is WAY more for Maisie’s benefit than mine!! I have our day planned out from 9am (when hopefully we will begin waking up) until about 5 or 6. Then who knows what. I am obviously open to changing this, but I wanted to set out time to make sure I was doing things with Maisie to help her feel secure and happy. A typical planned out day looks like this: Wake up, Breakfast, Get ready, Park, Lunch, Nap, Snack, Activity/play time together/books. Then who knows what. Gotta keep some sort of spontaneity in there! I realize I probably won’t stick to this plan all the time, but it’s a nice start and it feels GOOOOOOD being productive, even in our personal lives.
Maisie’s doing great. She loves going to the parks and she loves that there is ice cream on every block and she loves that we give in most of the time to her getting ice cream! She’s a hard one to resist! Her other favorite things are pushing the baby in the stroller, like seen in my previous post. She is also starting to respond with “Hola!” when someone says hello to her.
Justin is still busy on the apartment search. We found our “dream apartment” but are waiting to see if the price will be lowered. If not, we know that there is something else out there perfect for us!
Tonight we are getting together with a really cool couple we met here a few days ago. They have been so nice and welcoming to us, but are moving at the end of the month. Bummer for us!
So yes, we are getting on with life and it feels good!