All in all, it went smoothly. Nate picked up the rental car while I waited with Lou, Ries and our stuff. We drove right to our high-rise apartment and moved right in. After a trip to Trader Joe's, Whole Foods and Marshalls, we felt right at home. Well, not really - since our apartment is like a giant hotel room, but its clean, quiet, and temporary, so it's great!
My idea is to write a 30 day series on being a stay at home mom in San Jose/Campbell. This way I'll feel encouraged to get out and explore and have a mini-job in the evenings after Louisa goes to sleep (ie to write about what we did and rate my desire to get a job). My fear is that being a full-time stay-at-home mom will be exhausting compared to my sweet schedule back in Madison, but I guess we'll see!
|Louisa eating dinner with the freeway buzz behind her|
|Nate making dinner the first night: chicken on greens with goat cheese, pecans, blueberries and dried cranberries|
|Ries, depressed after learning that she was not living with Kip forever|
|Trying to brighten the "blah" apartment|