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Friday, March 22, 2013

letting go

(We got to experience a snow storm, too! I secretly like that, because spring will be here soon enough. I didn't bring my camera here, though, so all I have is this terrible cell phone picture.) 

We're really making the most of this little visit to the US. If I've learned anything this week, it's that I don't really have a lot of control over how things go in my life. This is hard to accept. I've spent years working hard to make everything go my way, to get the things and experiences that are important to me. And right now, I'm kind of exhausted. It's almost nice to realize that sometimes, there's nothing you can do, so you need to just let go. So I might as well enjoy the twisty road we're on, as frustrating and angry that I've been at times because of it.

In that spirit, the things I've unexpectedly been able to do this week:

- March madness? Ha, turns out my husband can be into almost any sport. Baseball might be his favorite, but we've watched a whole lotta basketball recently. (And by watched...I mean he watches, while I do things like write and read.)

- eat foods we miss in England...like pizza and tacos. Today I made oatmeal butterscotch cookies, because butterscotch is another thing we've never found in the UK.

- visit West point. My sister-in-law is engaged to a guy just finishing up there, so we had a little tour, and - second bonus - got to meet her fiance.

So there, March hasn't been the absolute worst (except it kind-of has), but right now, I just have to wait. So happy weekend! May next week be even better.


  1. Oh my gosh I'm so jealous that you get to live in England! Ahh!

    I found you through the blog hop and I'm so glad I did. I love your pictures. I've always wanted to visit. :O)


  2. Hey!

    Popping back over from the blog hop (now following via GFC and Bloglovin' because I keep forgetting about google reader going bye byes :( )..

    Is our butterscotch different to the US butterscotch then? As I've known it mostly to be something you can cook up as a sauce then add to things (bar some butterscotch puddings you can buy like delight and mousses and ice cream).