I have been longing for warmer spring time temps here in San Francisco, which I am sure only added to my recent homesickness. Well it appears my wishes have been granted! Yesterday the temps reached the lower 70's (and I went bare-legged in a dress WITH open toe shoes) and tomorrow the forecast shows a high of 77. Weekend plans for a picnic and kite flying are underway! I have not flown a kite since I was a kid and I am looking forward to sharing the experience with our little lady.
Speaking of the little lady I am going to get a little personal and admit: transitioning to the mom role has been very very tough. I not only left my friends and family in Atlanta, but also my single-self. The decision to move had to be made very quickly and in the blink of an eye life as I knew it was over and I became part of a family unit. It went from being just me and my pup, Langley, to also including my fella, his 9 yr old daughter, and their pup, Layla. Everyone has had a lot of adjusting to do and I feel like I have been playing catch up with this parenting stuff. None of my close friends have been able relate to my current situation so I did what any modern day lady would do - I turned to the internet hoping to find similar stories. In my search I came across a fantastic book, The Package Deal: My (not-so) Glamorous Transition from Single Gal to Instant Mom.
On a closing note - remember these?