I'm afraid that I'm being a bit of a 'blog cheat' today by lumping last week into one post.....very lazy. I must admit the week that has just passed was a bit of a strange one, in truth I lost a few days due to sickness. Some sort of 48 hour bug hit me hard on Wednesday and that night was the first time in 6 weeks that I longed to be back on dry land and living in a house.....we'll say no more! Doug looked after me in my hour of need and took the day off work on Thursday to help me look after Tabitha as I just didn't have the strength to be on my own. A couple of days passed where I felt weak and tired but I'm all fully recovered now.
Following our cruise to St. Michael's last weekend we were planning to sail there again on Friday as a special Fathers Day (weekend) treat but due to my state all plans changed and we decided to have a quiet weekend at the Marina instead.
On Saturday we travelled out to the house. Again we were pleased to see that good progress is being made. The foundation passed the inspection on Tuesday and they should begin to pour the concrete for the garage and basement floor this week. On the way back to the boat we stopped in Reston and were surprised to see that it was the 'Reston Festival of Food'. The town center was closed to cars and all the local restaurants had stalls with small samples of their dishes to try- yum! There was also live music which was fun.
Sunday was an exciting day- Doug's first Fathers Day. I had planned to get up very early to take part in a summer solstice yoga session on the beach from 5.30-6.30am with the yoga teacher I take Saturday morning classes with. I was relying on my little 'baby alarm' to wake me up at the usual 4.30am but much to my surprise I was the first one awake at 7am- shame about the yoga (my karma was upset all day!) but what bliss to have a lie in. Tabitha made a great fuss of Doug and showered him with cards and gifts. I'm afraid that's about as good as it got for poor old Doug as illness blew my plans to stock up the fridge with the ingredients for french toast (Doug's favourite breakfast) and the rest of the day was taken up with boat chores and a trip to Walmart (UK equivalent....Matalan...but not as nice..)
Let's hope that as we enter into week 6 that I'm a bit healthier and will have more to report back.
So why am I writing this blog........?
This blog is a way for me to record and reflect upon my day to day life and all the changes that have happened to me over the past 2 years. In a nut-shell I moved from the rich, bustling streets of London to the sleepy suburbs of Washington DC all in the name of love. My biggest reward in this adventure has been the love of my wonderful husband and the birth of our beautiful daughter. However this transition is not and has not been an easy one; it's been filled with tremendous highs and devastating lows- all part of life's rich tapestry and part of my story that I want to share as a mother, wife and of course as an English girl settling into life across the pond.