February's photos were, until yesterday, (mostly) still on my memory card, although I did sit down at one point and start to write here. I got as far as the title before being drawn away.
And now I don't know where March has gone, but the calendar says April will be here by the end of the week.
We've been busy, these days—not full, the way I like, but busy: the sort of days where I find myself saying "no" more than I say "yes" and promising that someday soon this busy period will be over and then things will be fun again.
The children and I spent a few days in the middle of March staying with my parents...and looking for a house. George somehow trusts me with such a huge decision—what house should we buy, to live in (at least) until our children are grown?—and I'm not entirely comfortable with the responsibility. But with so much yet to be done here before we could list our house to sell and so little time to do it, he stayed behind while we went looking.
(Sadly, I have no photos to share. I was overwhelmed and the children were, by turns, overtired and exhausted, and even George didn't get to see anything other than what was in the listings.)
I've taken a page from my friend Heather, whom I've gotten to know this year in homeschooling circles and at church. Before she moved here last fall, she was a regular on the local homeschooling groups online and by the time her family arrived everyone knew who they were & they were able to jump in with both feet. I'm hoping our family will have a similar experience with this move; last time, I left some wonderful friends behind in Connecticut, but Julia and Asher were so small they barely realized we'd left. This time will be different, and jumping in with both feet seems like just the way to do things so that we don't spend too much time mooning and missing our Buffalo friends.
So it was a new friend from a homeschooling group in Massachusetts who connected me with our Realtor there—her father, who reminded me quite a lot of my own father, which is really what you want when you are looking at houses without the benefit of input from other adults.
We're still in the middle of this muddle: just about ready to list our house here in Buffalo and hopeful that once things start to happen they'll happen smoothly, so that in just a few months it will be our someday soon, this far-too-busy period will be over, and we will be settling in.