Monday, August 18, 2008

Technical Difficulties and June Cleaver

A few weeks ago I tried multiple times to post a YouTube video to my blog and it was giving me grief. I finally got it to work, but apparently the ones that were unsuccessful at the time all the sudden showed up on my blog, making it a little redundant. I really don't love Justin Timberlake as much as you might think at this point, and I feel better clearing that up!

Anyway, we are moved and starting to feel settled. Yesterday I made cookies and delivered them to all my neighbors as if to say, "See how cool The New People are? They're so nice I bet you don't want to let your dogs bark after 10pm or let them loose to take a dump in their yard. You probably don't even want to harrass them about hurrying up already to get their landscaping in, because that's the kind of power that this particular cookie recipe holds. It just says, 'Be Patient. She knows how to operate her oven and that could work to my advantage.'" I met one woman who commented that this neighborhood felt like Leave It To Beaver Street. Better go get myself some pumps and a nice dress.

All along I've been looking for some kind of confirmation that we did the right thing by moving here. You know, nothing fancy, just some kind of message in the clouds that says, "Vern: You did the right thing, and you picked precisely the house that I planned for you. Good job. Love, God." Instead Drew came home on the second day of school and announced that he had made a friend. Then we moved in and realized that this friend lives two doors down in our cul-de-sac. Then this kid invited Drew to his birthday party, which consisted of pizza and the premiere of the new Star Wars movie "Clone Wars" after which they would have lightsaber fights outside. So yeah, it's no burning bush or anything but I'm calling it good.

Yesterday I asked Samantha how she was doing with the changes and everything and she said, "I'm taking it better than I thought I would." Apparently she thought she would be crying herself to sleep every night. Frankly, I had the same concern, but that has not been the case. She said having all of our things in the house made it feel more like home. Plus, I yell just the same here as I did at the other house, so I'm sure that helps. I do what I can.

14 comments:

Rachel said...

It's amazing how much I appreciate my kids' friends. And I want that cookie recipe :) Congrats on surviving the move.

Anonymous said...

glad to hear it. Was the movie good, would tanner like it?

Boliver

p.s. I LOVE!!!! the pictures you took of my family in Paradox. Thank you SOOOOO much.

COMcewens said...

Glad it is all working out! And even happier to find out you didnt like Justin THAT much!;)

Heather said...

I'm always looking for confirmation too. Glad you find some!

Kerri said...

Now that's what I call confirmation! Of course, I would continue to question myself for several months, but that's just me. Glad you've settled in and Drew, who thought he'd not make any friends, has made what seems to be a best one. Samantha will be right behind him when school starts for her.

Sherise said...

Pizza and Clone Wars: the modern day version of the burning bush.

Vanessa said...

You yell in your new house?? How could you?

JustRandi said...

Another reason to wish you'd move into my neighborhood. (The cookies, not the yelling.)

I've been thinking it's about time for a Denver bloggy get-together. Maybe somewhere with a Sonic and a See's pretty close together. What do you think?

Mom of Three said...

Glad to here that it is going well. Now when do we get to come over?!

Suzanne said...

I have chosen to not tell Tim about the starwars and pizza. He might get some personal revelation experience that we moved in the wrong neighborhood.

Dodi said...

Vern: You did the right thing, and you picked precisely the house that God planned for you. Good job. Love, Dodi

Paige said...

Having good neighbors and friends for the kid is SOO important. I'm glad it's working out for you. And keep up the yelling.

Lorie said...

Sounds like it was meant to be... I mean how uncommon IS "Star Wars"!! (Just kidding) It's cool that Drew found someone he can battle it out with and just two houses away?! I'm glad Samantha took it well, too. Is that the Marinos cookie recipe?! Oooooh so good!

ganelle said...

Yeah, which cookie recipe is it exactly???

sounds like things are going smoother for you guys than it did for us. good!