....how can you live in Texas? It's so hot there.
I should add that these people are all from New England where 80 degrees is a legitimate heat wave. So while all my relatives are buried under 30+ inches of snow, I'm enjoying January in Texas.
It's been in the 70's here and it's been iced coffees, trips to the pond down the street to feed the fish, and lots of ball kicking/throwing/interpretive dance in our absolute most fashionable outfits.
Granted, the Summer is no joke here. It's haht.
Thank goodness for AC, pools all over the darn place, and snow cones daily. The Winter though? Just right. This is how I comfort my homesick self during January (the longest month of the year, am I right?).
We've lived in Texas for 18 months now and last night I told Ryan "I officially love it here". I think he was a little relieved since he asked me to give Houston 2 years and if I didn't like it he'd find a different job. Even though his hours are cah-razy and the stress can be a real b, he actually really likes his job and I don't think he's ready to move on. And I hate moving.
For the past six years we've lived in 2 year increments : 2 years until he goes to grad school, then two years until he finishes grad school, then two years in Texas to see how it goes. You get the gist. I'm so happy that as we round the corner on year number two that we have no plans to do anything other than sink our roots a little deeper into this place.
It can be a risky little game, putting all your eggs in your husband's basket, you know? Letting his career steer our family's metaphorical minivan was a big gamble for us, but it's definitely been for the best. Before we moved here I was an anxious mess about starting over in a new place with a 7 month old (at the time) and no family for two thousand miles. If I'd known how awesome the Winter was going to be though, I would have hustled to Houston a heck of a lot quicker.
So long story short, this is the time of year where we normally start looking for a new place to live, making moving arrangements, and all that exhausting stuff, but we're staying put and it's kind of awesome.
Kinda kicks those January blues.