Settling into Seattle

We’ve been here for 3 1/2 months but it feels like we’ve been here for a long time. I’m so used to our daily routine that it feels like we’ve been doing it since forever.

Every morning, I’d wake up, pack lunchboxes, make breakfast and get everyone ready. Then me and Calvin would walk to school. It’s a 2 mile round trip for me which is exercise that I sorely need.

I’ll get home around 9am and start cleaning up the breakfast things and do some prep for the day’s dinner. Depending on what needs to be done, I’ll make bread or yogurt, or clean up the house (the Mr is unable to tell between hovel mode and clean mode of our house much to my chagrin). Recently there has been more living things in our house that needs taking care of – the plants and tadpoles.  I go out at least twice a week for grocery shopping. Once in a while I go thrift shopping just for the fun of it 😀

Then there’s some time for my own entertainment like reading, which I’ve been doing a lot of, or playing this new MMO. Right now, Calvin only attends half day kindergarten since we would need to pay $300 a month for the extra 3 hours which just felt kinda unnecessary.

The morning quickly goes by, about 3 hours later, I’m back at school to pick Calvin up. He packs a lunchbox and has lunch with his friends and then recess. Sometimes we stay to play a little longer by ourselves so by the time we get home, it’s about 1 pm. Then he gets a little time to unwind before we start on homework. Then more play time or reading time or maybe we dig in our garden for a while and soon it’s 5pm and he gets an hour of screen time while I cook.

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