Sunday, August 9, 2009

Five Months In England.

Yesterday was my five month anniversary of arriving in England. It is hard for me to explain how the time feels. There were definitely days that dragged by, where I thought I just couldn't sit here and not DO anything for another day. But then when I think back, I can't help but wondering... where did the time go? What have I been doing? What should I be doing? The job hunt continues, and while there will be (hopefully) financial benefits to finding gainful employment, it is important for me to remember to just enjoy the days. There will never be another time in my life like this one. Newlywed. Newly arrived immigrant in a strange land. Unemployed but still able to get by. I'll never be these things again, will never have this time back. There will likely never be a time that I won't have to work in order to get by. I need to remember that some days, but mostly I do and I just enjoy myself and my husband and my family. I am a very lucky woman.

Last night we had our last baked potato of Baked Potato Week. We watched a movie. We had TWO magnums each(!). We enjoyed a drink. We listened to a play list I created by combining our Mix Tapes with some of my favorite other songs. At some point during the evening it occurred to me that our celebratory drink for my five month anniversary in the UK was innately American :)

It was a wonderful anniversary. A wonderful night spent with my wonderful husband. And we get to do it all over next week when we celebrate our six month wedding anniversary!


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