Just An Update Before I Go…

As anonymous reminded me yesterday, it's been a while since I've put anything real up here. Things have been very busy around the place, and I feel like I'm stealing from the girls if I'm off blogging too much.

But, a quick recap.

The girls have been here about 3 weeks now, and we are settling into our current routines.

- On my way home from work, I call Cora, and then she (and sometimes Gwen) walk to meet me when I get off the L. So cute. We'll see it that makes it to winter time! ;-)

- A couple of nights a week (Cora more than I), we go for a few walking laps around the neighborhood park.

- Groceries? Currently, Cora will pick up small amounts while out on an afternoon walk, but the "BIG" grocery shopping we've done has been together.

Recently things have changed a little, and really made time a precious commodity: Cora & Gwen's stuff arrived. The den and part of the dining room are full of boxes, tubs, and tubes of all shapes and sizes. A treadmill I've taken to calling "Johnny 5" sits disassembled in our bedroom ("Disassemble? Dead? No disassemble Number Five!"). Shelving units need assembled. A space needs cleared to put the boxes that are in the place where the shelving units will go. A space needs cleared to but the boxes that are in the way of getting to the boxes that are in the way of putting the shelves where they belong.

You get the point.

Luckily, the recycling truck came by yesterday, so that we can refill the recycling bin with all the broken down boxes from this round of unpacking. Well, half fill. We try to be good neighbors. (Despite what the neighbors below may email complaining about!)

We'll get a break from unpacking this weekend as we head back to my home area for Hog Days (a.k.a. Labor Day).

And then the routines will change again, with Gwen starting school next Tuesday, and Cora flying back to Washington on Wednesday (thru Friday) for mediation.

There's a whole lot of other stuff that I really want to put out there, but now that I have actual responsibilities, it's much harder to find the time. Once these boxes go away, though, I think I'll be back more. But like I said in an earlier post, even if I'm not posting much, I'll still be reading.

Oh, and for more info, with pictures, please see me wife's blog: Coracabana!


Jan @ Struck by Serendipity said...

That's adorable about them meeting you after work to escort you home. Once it gets cold though, I bet they have hot chocolate waiting for you at home when you arrive instead!

Too bad you can't send your extra boxes my way! I'm in box-hoarding mode!

Anonymous said...

Cora is a walk-aholic. Cute that they walk to meet you when you get off the L. Glad you are all happy!

SkylersDad said...

Thanks for keeping us up to date, what does Vegas say for the odds of Cora and Gwen waiting at the L stop in february?

Cora said...

I actually leapt into the air in joy when I saw the recycling dumpster was empty.... then I immediately made five trips running all our cardboard out there before anyone else could fill it up first! YES!!!!

Cora said...

And there will be bacon at Hog Days, right? *fingers crossed*

Laura - Are We Nearly There Yet Mummy? said...

I'm glad Cora's stuff arrived! Yay!

... and just so you know, I'm still reading, just a little caught up in visits to the skate park and umm ... just general child embarrassment.

Anonymous said...

For some reason, I have never heard of "hog Day." unless you mean groundhog day.But anyway, have a good one.

BeckEye said...

That's wonderful. Because now I have that stupid "Who's Johnny" song in my head.

LegalMist said...

Awww, how sweet!

And thanks for dropping in to commiserate about my root canal.

Candy's daily Dandy said...

Life happens doesn't it?

I'm so happy you decided to join yours with theirs. All that other shit is just the icing on the cake. The shelves will get built, the tubs will get put away and everything else will get done eventually.

It's called building a life together. All three of you.
Have a great weekend with Gwen.