Not only for the baby, but for us too -- we're going house/apartment hunting today.
The baby is walking more than crawling now, and it's both awesome and weird to see her growing up so fast. Yesterday we played a bluegrass CD for the first time in ages and immediately she started grinning and wiggling in her chair. Sunday mornings are usually reggae mornings but today we're jamming to some Waylon (not sure if this is a welcome change for the neighbors or not). This new stage is presenting new challenges, but there's also a whole new level of fun, too.
I know I haven't blogged a lot about the changes we've had going on, although I have started posts, but was interrupted and then never got around to finishing them. We ended up making the choice to stay in la region Parisienne instead of moving to les Vosges and it was not necessarily an easy one to make. I still miss the mountains and still long for a lilac bush to a degree that I know is silly, but in the end we felt it was best for everyone to stay around here.
We still have choices to make now, though, since my husband's daily commute is so long (3 hours total per day). We love our town but it's just so far from his job. On the other hand, it's a perfect mix of town/country for both of our needs...I'm a country girl and need to see some trees on a daily basis, and my husband is a city boy and wants to be able to walk to the bakery.
We've looked around the area where my husband works, and what we've discovered is that we can't afford to buy anything much bigger than what we have right now that's close enough to warrant moving out of town. Since we're currently sleeping in the living room after giving up the (one) bedroom to the baby, it's looking like proximity is less important that the fact that we need 3 bedrooms.
So, we made some calls and are starting the process of finding out what we can have here and how that will impact the commute. Maybe we'll still move somewhere else, maybe not...but it's exciting and a little scary to start the visits. Wish us luck, and if anyone has good advice of what to look for, it's certainly welcome!
Sunday, June 01, 2008
Posted by Pardon My French at 8:41 AM