Saturday, May 21, 2016

We are moving.

WE ARE MOVING TO BC, perhaps I have not mentioned it. It is going to be good but right now I am feeling mostly sad about it. We love Saskatoon SO. MUCH. Every time we go to the library now, they go, You're leaving! I say, I know! We're leaving! And then we all make sad faces.

We move at the end of June, and I feel like the clock is ticking, I'm doing that stupid thing where the weather is nice and the parks are great and the kids are happy and one part of my brain is like, Don't enjoy this because it's gonna be gone. THIS IS THE OPPOSITE OF MINDFULNESS, brain.

Anyway. We have been doing the Saskatooniest things we can think of. There's this sandbar down by the river that people hang out on, so we hung out on it.

It's a pretty alright little beach.

We go to the farmer's market. They have the bouncy castles up on Sundays again!

We get cucumbers and carrots, and eat half of them on the way home.

We go to Kinsmen park, which remains one of the best parks of my life.

We hang out with Josie a LOT. We are going to misssssssss her. We went to a bbq at her place a few weeks ago

and then had her and her husband over for supper, and then saw them at my cousin's place the other night. I know it's normal for people my age to have children but I'm always so delighted when we all get together and there are just PILES OF KIDS and they all move around in this mass of bodies and the big ones look out for the little ones and they all sit at or around the one table, just like in stories.

So we're losing that, that is a bummer. But we're here now! Tryn'a be here now. It's so hard. Every time we walk along the river, I have a little pang. But then there are goslings!

The weather has been amazing. Joel was gone last week and we barely noticed. I took the girls down by the river with their wheels one evening.

IT WAS STRESSFUL FOR ME because I'm trying to keep an eye on them both, and there are cyclists and people jogging by with their dogs. A woman walked by with two large dogs and Geneva was like, Mayyeye pet you dogs? And the woman heard her, and stopped! And Geneva petted her dogs! I dunno, kids having spontaneous interactions with strangers is the best.

We had a little snacknic in the dandelions because wheelsing is HARD WORK.

We went down to the ice cream bus for a belated birthday cone. Geneva got bubble gum because Eleanor got bubble gum but she did NOT LIKE IT so she gave it to Eleanor and came after mine. I got peanut butter cup because I am not a child and I know what's what.

We took forever coming home. We love the river.

We love the weir, we love the pelicans.

We went out for brunch today, a belated Mother's Day brunch, and Eleanor had a sandwich with a banana in it and Geneva had some of what everyone was having, with a side of What Is Your Face Doing

and the whole time I had to keep reminding myself that it was ok to be trying a new place instead of visiting our old places, because trying new places is one of the things we LIKE and we don't like it less because it will never become an Old Place. A friend said last night that it's better to be sad about leaving than to be closing the door on three terrible years and they're RIGHT, but it's still sad to be leaving.



Anonymous said...

Oooh, where in BC are you moving to? If you're back in the Vancouver/Vancouver Island area, I'm sure you'll feel better when it gets to be winter and you can all still go outside and do stuff!

Pam said...

What a wonderful attitude to have. I'm sure you'll have a lovely time there too.

blackbird said...

Hmmm. That's a tough thing...but a new house! And BC is gorgeous! And I will write to you and adore your girls wherever you are.

Anna {} said...

BC! Loads of cool people there :) But yes, I get this. We loved our two years in Ottawa so very much. But BC. It beckons. Hope you can enjoy the last weeks there!

Hayden Farley said...

I know how difficult it is to move, but I am sure that you will find happiness wherever you go. Your family will love it too, especially because BC is so beautiful. In my opinion one of the most beautiful places to live. Your family in the pictures are too gorgeous for words, you are very lucky to have them.

Hayden Farley @ Malibu Real Estate Agents

Robyn Harmon said...

It's always tough moving into a new home and it does require a lot of thinking unfortunately. It can be heartbreaking leaving somewhere that you love but think about the new adventures that you will have in your new home! Sometimes it takes a while to adjust but it always works out in the end. I'm sure you will have a fantastic time.

Robyn Harmon @ Hills Moving