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We're going away this weekend with family. I'm looking forward to a nice getaway and some relaxation. This will be Lucia's first trip away from home that isn't to a family member's house. Babies have so much stuff. Girl babies have even more, because we just had to bring a darling pair of shoes to match each outfit. Yes, had to.
David didn't get the position he interviewed for recently. It's been over four months since he graduated and nine months since he started looking for jobs. We didn't think it would take this long for him to find a job, but we have faith that there was a reason this job wasn't right for us and a better opportunity will soon come up.
Now that we know we won't be moving anytime soon, we can settle in at my parents' house. I've been putting some finishing touches on Lucia's room. When we find the time, we will be repainting our room and putting up some pictures and other decorations. Right now, there is some "interesting" 80s wallpaper (I don't know how I survived high school in this room!) and the only decor is the map art I made for David for our anniversary.
I saw a few friends this week. I thought that once I moved back, I would be seeing friends all the time, but I started working and just haven't had the energy to do much. I definitely feel like I've been in "survival" mode. Seeing my friends has made me realize how much I've been missing and I'm going to set aside some time every week for some "friend time", if not in person, at least a phone call.
Last night, I made apple compote. I've never made compote of any kind before, but I just looked up a recipe on Pinterest and it came out great. It was awesome with angel food cake and vanilla ice cream. And it made the house smell like fall.
Speaking of fall, I took out my boots and sweaters tonight. It seems like almost everyone I know is so excited for autumn, but I'm more of a summer girl. Although I will admit that there are certain things I love about fall: I love fall scents, the colors of the leaves, crock pot meals, warm lattes and apple cider, and pumpkins.