We've officially been here for 3 and a half weeks-ish. It was a good day. We started off with Sunday School and church...had leftover pizza for lunch...watched Chuck...went to the laundromat...Adam went grocery shopping and I put laundry away...we had dinner (leftover spaghetti and sausage meatballs)...watched some more Chuck (we're kind of addicted...we're almost at the end of season 2 and it's getting good. It's going to be hard to have to wait a week in between episodes once the new season starts :-p)...and that brings us to now.
Our new thermometer said...at the hottest point, today, it was 110. This is the first time we actually BELIEVE that was the temperature since it came from outside our house in real time :).
In other news...I am very grateful for our new friends Heidi and Jedd. I sat by Heidi our first time in Sunday School and she's been the one person that I've connected with since we've been here more than just hello and casual conversation, thus far. I had a good time with her and her boys shopping last week...and was glad to be around kids again. I miss my class. We're going to the salon sometime this week together and I'm going to get my hair cut. I'm not sure how, yet, so I'll entertain suggestions if you have them. In any case, it's nice to know that there's someone I can call if I need something that doesn't mind helping me out...and someone that wants to hang out with me. It gives me something to look forward to. Sorry...I'm done being sappy.
There are puppies across the street...and sometimes, they sound like babies screaming...it's somewhat disturbing at times...especially to Lacy.
People keep asking how we're liking California. Here's a short answer, for now. Adam likes living in the desert. You'll have to ask him for specifics, but this much I know. It is nice not sweating just by walking out the door. It's been over 100 the whole past week and it's fairly bearable without the humidity. Of course, the air conditioner has run more, but that comes with the territory. Adam's loving his job so far. He comes home happy about what he got to do (for the most part. Paperwork isn't the highest thing on his list of excitments). He has his own desk and seemed excited to give me the tour of where he works. Him being happy makes me happy, too. I've had plenty of jobs since college that I did for the money (not all of them, mind you, but a good majority of them) to get by...and didn't have the opportunity to do something that my degree qualifies me for. The fact that Adam got a job that he's been working towards for 5 years and will love makes me happy. And the fact that he lets me NOT do things like I did before just for the money because he knows that I will be happier and less stressed not doing them makes me happy, too. I'm hoping to do something in the future, whenever that may be, to put my education into play and maybe even earn something for us...but I'm good for now. And while it's different here, and sorta hard to get used to...and I don't have a brother miles down the road or friends I see constantly...I have faith that there's a reason we are here.
And because of all that, California is good. I'm happy here...in a much different way than in Champaign...and I miss Illinois...but I'm going to do everything I can to make this as much home as Champaign was.
And on that note...have a great night.