This Page

has been moved to new address

I Finally Feel at Home...

Sorry for inconvenience...

Redirection provided by Blogger to WordPress Migration Service
body { background:#aba; margin:0; padding:20px 10px; text-align:center; font:x-small/1.5em "Trebuchet MS",Verdana,Arial,Sans-serif; color:#333; font-size/* */:/**/small; font-size: /**/small; } /* Page Structure ----------------------------------------------- */ /* The images which help create rounded corners depend on the following widths and measurements. If you want to change these measurements, the images will also need to change. */ @media all { #content { width:740px; margin:0 auto; text-align:left; } #main { width:485px; float:left; background:#fff url("http://www.blogblog.com/rounders/corners_main_bot.gif") no-repeat left bottom; margin:15px 0 0; padding:0 0 10px; color:#000; font-size:97%; line-height:1.5em; } #main2 { float:left; width:100%; background:url("http://www.blogblog.com/rounders/corners_main_top.gif") no-repeat left top; padding:10px 0 0; } #main3 { background:url("http://www.blogblog.com/rounders/rails_main.gif") repeat-y; padding:0; } #sidebar { width:240px; float:right; margin:15px 0 0; font-size:97%; line-height:1.5em; } } @media handheld { #content { width:90%; } #main { width:100%; float:none; background:#fff; } #main2 { float:none; background:none; } #main3 { background:none; padding:0; } #sidebar { width:100%; float:none; } } /* Links ----------------------------------------------- */ a:link { color:#258; } a:visited { color:#666; } a:hover { color:#c63; } a img { border-width:0; } /* Blog Header ----------------------------------------------- */ @media all { #header { background:#456 url("http://www.blogblog.com/rounders/corners_cap_top.gif") no-repeat left top; margin:0 0 0; padding:8px 0 0; color:#fff; } #header div { background:url("http://www.blogblog.com/rounders/corners_cap_bot.gif") no-repeat left bottom; padding:0 15px 8px; } } @media handheld { #header { background:#456; } #header div { background:none; } } #blog-title { margin:0; padding:10px 30px 5px; font-size:200%; line-height:1.2em; } #blog-title a { text-decoration:none; color:#fff; } #description { margin:0; padding:5px 30px 10px; font-size:94%; line-height:1.5em; } /* Posts ----------------------------------------------- */ .date-header { margin:0 28px 0 43px; font-size:85%; line-height:2em; text-transform:uppercase; letter-spacing:.2em; color:#357; } .post { margin:.3em 0 25px; padding:0 13px; border:1px dotted #bbb; border-width:1px 0; } .post-title { margin:0; font-size:135%; line-height:1.5em; background:url("http://www.blogblog.com/rounders/icon_arrow.gif") no-repeat 10px .5em; display:block; border:1px dotted #bbb; border-width:0 1px 1px; padding:2px 14px 2px 29px; color:#333; } a.title-link, .post-title strong { text-decoration:none; display:block; } a.title-link:hover { background-color:#ded; color:#000; } .post-body { border:1px dotted #bbb; border-width:0 1px 1px; border-bottom-color:#fff; padding:10px 14px 1px 29px; } html>body .post-body { border-bottom-width:0; } .post p { margin:0 0 .75em; } p.post-footer { background:#ded; margin:0; padding:2px 14px 2px 29px; border:1px dotted #bbb; border-width:1px; border-bottom:1px solid #eee; font-size:100%; line-height:1.5em; color:#666; text-align:right; } html>body p.post-footer { border-bottom-color:transparent; } p.post-footer em { display:block; float:left; text-align:left; font-style:normal; } a.comment-link { /* IE5.0/Win doesn't apply padding to inline elements, so we hide these two declarations from it */ background/* */:/**/url("http://www.blogblog.com/rounders/icon_comment.gif") no-repeat 0 45%; padding-left:14px; } html>body a.comment-link { /* Respecified, for IE5/Mac's benefit */ background:url("http://www.blogblog.com/rounders/icon_comment.gif") no-repeat 0 45%; padding-left:14px; } .post img { margin:0 0 5px 0; padding:4px; border:1px solid #ccc; } blockquote { margin:.75em 0; border:1px dotted #ccc; border-width:1px 0; padding:5px 15px; color:#666; } .post blockquote p { margin:.5em 0; } /* Comments ----------------------------------------------- */ #comments { margin:-25px 13px 0; border:1px dotted #ccc; border-width:0 1px 1px; padding:20px 0 15px 0; } #comments h4 { margin:0 0 10px; padding:0 14px 2px 29px; border-bottom:1px dotted #ccc; font-size:120%; line-height:1.4em; color:#333; } #comments-block { margin:0 15px 0 9px; } .comment-data { background:url("http://www.blogblog.com/rounders/icon_comment.gif") no-repeat 2px .3em; margin:.5em 0; padding:0 0 0 20px; color:#666; } .comment-poster { font-weight:bold; } .comment-body { margin:0 0 1.25em; padding:0 0 0 20px; } .comment-body p { margin:0 0 .5em; } .comment-timestamp { margin:0 0 .5em; padding:0 0 .75em 20px; color:#666; } .comment-timestamp a:link { color:#666; } .deleted-comment { font-style:italic; color:gray; } .paging-control-container { float: right; margin: 0px 6px 0px 0px; font-size: 80%; } .unneeded-paging-control { visibility: hidden; } /* Profile ----------------------------------------------- */ @media all { #profile-container { background:#cdc url("http://www.blogblog.com/rounders/corners_prof_bot.gif") no-repeat left bottom; margin:0 0 15px; padding:0 0 10px; color:#345; } #profile-container h2 { background:url("http://www.blogblog.com/rounders/corners_prof_top.gif") no-repeat left top; padding:10px 15px .2em; margin:0; border-width:0; font-size:115%; line-height:1.5em; color:#234; } } @media handheld { #profile-container { background:#cdc; } #profile-container h2 { background:none; } } .profile-datablock { margin:0 15px .5em; border-top:1px dotted #aba; padding-top:8px; } .profile-img {display:inline;} .profile-img img { float:left; margin:0 10px 5px 0; border:4px solid #fff; } .profile-data strong { display:block; } #profile-container p { margin:0 15px .5em; } #profile-container .profile-textblock { clear:left; } #profile-container a { color:#258; } .profile-link a { background:url("http://www.blogblog.com/rounders/icon_profile.gif") no-repeat 0 .1em; padding-left:15px; font-weight:bold; } ul.profile-datablock { list-style-type:none; } /* Sidebar Boxes ----------------------------------------------- */ @media all { .box { background:#fff url("http://www.blogblog.com/rounders/corners_side_top.gif") no-repeat left top; margin:0 0 15px; padding:10px 0 0; color:#666; } .box2 { background:url("http://www.blogblog.com/rounders/corners_side_bot.gif") no-repeat left bottom; padding:0 13px 8px; } } @media handheld { .box { background:#fff; } .box2 { background:none; } } .sidebar-title { margin:0; padding:0 0 .2em; border-bottom:1px dotted #9b9; font-size:115%; line-height:1.5em; color:#333; } .box ul { margin:.5em 0 1.25em; padding:0 0px; list-style:none; } .box ul li { background:url("http://www.blogblog.com/rounders/icon_arrow_sm.gif") no-repeat 2px .25em; margin:0; padding:0 0 3px 16px; margin-bottom:3px; border-bottom:1px dotted #eee; line-height:1.4em; } .box p { margin:0 0 .6em; } /* Footer ----------------------------------------------- */ #footer { clear:both; margin:0; padding:15px 0 0; } @media all { #footer div { background:#456 url("http://www.blogblog.com/rounders/corners_cap_top.gif") no-repeat left top; padding:8px 0 0; color:#fff; } #footer div div { background:url("http://www.blogblog.com/rounders/corners_cap_bot.gif") no-repeat left bottom; padding:0 15px 8px; } } @media handheld { #footer div { background:#456; } #footer div div { background:none; } } #footer hr {display:none;} #footer p {margin:0;} #footer a {color:#fff;} /* Feeds ----------------------------------------------- */ #blogfeeds { } #postfeeds { padding:0 15px 0; }

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

I Finally Feel at Home...

It's hard to make friends in a new town. It's even harder to make friends in a new town when you work full time. As of this month, we have been in our home for three years.


View from our front walkway

For the last six months...
  • I have had the privilege of being a stay at home
  • I have been able to be more involved at my girls' school
  • I have been able to RSVP yes instead of no
  • I have been able to hang out at the bus stop before and after the bus arrives

A view from our front porch

In the last six months...
  • I have had the time to be an assistant coach for my youngest daughter's lacrosse team
  • I have had the time to not only head coach my oldest daughter's field hockey team but assist the head coach of my youngest daughter's field hockey team
  • I have had the time to help other parents by covering things for their children while they have work commitments

A view from our backyard after a snowfall

I have made some wonderful friendships with amazing people. I have come to adore the girls on all of the teams I have supported. I feel that my friends that are working know that I understand that things get crazy at times and that I am happy to help them in any way that I can. I believe that I can count on people to help me or my family and I believe they feel the same way about me.

Today...
  • My heart feels full and happy
  • I finally feel at home
  • I know I wouldn't want to live anywhere else but here


Labels: , ,

11 Comments:

At November 16, 2011 at 7:50 AM , Blogger Robbie K said...

So glad you feel at home now. Friendships make a huge difference. I felt at home here almost instantly but I was fortunate to make some wonderful friends fast. Even though some of those friends have moved away I am not sure I am ready to start all over again in a new town.

 
At November 16, 2011 at 8:35 AM , Blogger Jackie said...

It sounds like the SAHM thing is working working out fabulously for you! I love that front path. Beautiful!

 
At November 16, 2011 at 9:44 AM , Blogger Shell said...

What a wonderful feeling. We've been back here for 2 years and I'm still waiting for that feeling.

 
At November 16, 2011 at 9:48 AM , Blogger Glitnir76 said...

My wife and I have moved every year for the past 10 or so; we certainly know what waiting for that feeling is like! Glad you could find it.

 
At November 16, 2011 at 12:52 PM , Blogger Katina said...

Your view is beautiful! So glad you finally feel at home! Sometimes I wish my husband would get transferred so that I could move somewhere else and get to stay at home!

 
At November 16, 2011 at 2:52 PM , Blogger Maren said...

It's really hard to make friends and a new network when you're all grown up. I struggled with that moving here, but now that it's all in place.. It's amazing!

I'm SO happy that you're happy, because you deserve that. Plus, a happy mom makes for happy kids, right? :)

 
At November 16, 2011 at 7:45 PM , Blogger Kristen said...

Sigh..... so I think I want to stay at home. Especially after my PYHO post today (thanks for stopping by ... btw.) I read the person who posted before you - and she said how she has no time for anything. Then you talk about how awesome it is. *sigh* I want it to be awesome....
Kristen

 
At November 16, 2011 at 8:37 PM , Blogger Jennifer said...

Oh that is awesome! I am impressed! I am a stay-at-home mom and I don't have time to do any of those things- I barely make it to my kids' practices on time because they all seem to overlap!

 
At November 16, 2011 at 10:46 PM , Blogger Heather said...

We have been in our house for seven years now and it took several years before we found our niche and honestly our niche was with our fellow "sporty" families. I feels so good to feel at home.

I didn't know your girls played lacrosse. My Tween played lacrosse with the boys last year and was the first player to get a penalty in a game. We are hoping that this year we have enough girls to put together a girl's team.

 
At November 17, 2011 at 12:47 AM , Blogger Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

How wonderful you're making friends. It takes a while for me to get to know people. I made a few great friends in my neighborhood, then they moved away. They should have consulted me first. :)

 
At November 18, 2011 at 11:19 AM , Blogger Erin said...

I am so happy for you! I am glad you finally feel at home. :-) I can appreciate that feeling.

 

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home