Monday, February 2, 2015

San Francisco

Shortly before Miriam was born Silas was given the opportunity to accept an amazing job. The caveat was that we would have to move to the Bay Area. Just a few months before this Silas and I were discussing buying a forever house and raising our children in Seattle. And with one business trip it all changed.
So here we are. We flew in in Saturday afternoon and for the third time in the 5 years we've been married we're moving across the country and starting our lives all over again. I'm having a hard time with it. The Seahawks lost the Super Bowl last night and I cried. Not because they lost but because I
felt so disconnected from the city I have grown to love so much and that has been such a good fit for
our family.
Zeke tripped on a curb yesterday and broke his toe and is now hobbling around pathetically. So today's plans for exploring the city have been put off until a stroller arrives from Amazon tomorrow.
We are in corporate housing until we find an apartment. It's this amazing 2 bedroom luxury condo with a dishwasher and laundry in unit that's much nicer than anything we'll be able to afford. I'm soaking in the urban glory of the giant windows with a view of downtown. I really hope we can find housing in the city because I really don't like driving and would like to be able to bike everywhere.
Miriam is a complete joy. She's patient, good natured, and sleeps 5-8 hours every night. Unfortunately, like Zeke, she is extremely sensitive to dairy. At first it was just milk and cheese I had to avoid eating, but it's become clear (after eating some lime flavored chips with whey powder in them) that her poor belly can't handle any dairy at all.
Most of the time she just rides around on my back while I take care of the boys, like a baby monkey. She looks just like me and every so often I think to myself that she just looks so familiar, and it's because I see so much of myself in her.
Anyway, here we are in San Francisco, finding our way. I'll update you all soon. Our current tasks are finding a church (we visited one yesterday we are excited about), finding a neighborhood and apartment that are a good fit, and establishing a social circle. I, especially, would like to find my mama tribe. So if you'd like to send some good thoughts and prayers in our direction that these things would be accomplished we'd appreciate it.

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