Friday, October 16, 2009

New Chapter

I'm Back, Baby!!

We are finally somewhat settled. We are living among a sea of endless boxes that seem impossible to empty with a three and six year old around. However, we are here and starting to figure out the area and feel at home.

I have run a few times. Unfortunately, I have slept through my alarm more than I have woken to it. I think the stress of moving has taken its toll and I crash at night. The running has been good, however. It isn't super easy since we moved to an area called Anaheim HILLS*. The name rings true. But just outside our neighborhood is a nice park with a quarter mile loop around it. About a mile from our house is the Santa Ana River. That is definitely my favorite place to run so far.

I ran at the river this morning. It was a beautiful morning. It was clear and much dryer and warmer than it has been (although there was still a lingering mist). Once I got to the river, I headed east**. The sun was coming up and the moon was brand new with Venus off to the side. It was so peaceful running at dawn like that. The river is actually really pretty. There were plenty of herons, egrets and ducks. It is actually an odd sight to see a teeming estuary and then mere yards away from the other side is the 91 freeway, full of traffic heading into Los Angeles. I can't believe how busy that freeway is at 6:30 in the morning!

I think that life is going to start seeming pretty darn normal soon. Today I met a mom at the school who runs with a small group. She invited me to join them! I am very excited about that. All in all, things are working out well.

I will start getting back to commenting on your blogs. I don't spend a lot of time on the computer these days. Can Google Reader explode with too many unread posts? I am nearing 1000 unread posts. YIKES! Please don't hate me if I don't get a chance to read some of your old posts. I have read some of them here and there, but haven't really done any commenting.


*For those of you familiar with Southern California or Disneyland, we do live in the city of Mickey Mouse. Since we are in the hills of Anaheim, we are close enough to hear the fireworks from the Magical Kingdom. We'd have to climb out on the roof to see them, but it is nice to know it is relatively close by. We haven't gone yet, but I think a Disney pass is in my future. Yippee!!
**If you head west on the river path and run twenty miles, you hit the ocean.

13 comments:

Irish Cream said...

Yay, welcome back! It's so great to hear that you are getting settled in your new home! It sounds absolutely wonderful.

And don't worry about not commenting. We all understand how crazy life can get at times. You have to prioritize . . . and sometimes there's just not time for blogging. No worries at all ;)

Irene said...

Hooray! I'm glad you're doing well.

I guess when you live within an earshot of an amusement park you HAVE to buy passes. We have passes to Sea World. :) Enjoy your new neighborhood.

jillwillrun said...

I'm so glad you're getting settled. I definitely think the strain of moving would be rough so the extra sleep is needed. It's a pretty draining effort, both physically and mentally!

Angela said...

Glad you're at least somewhat settled and getting into a routine. You're super close to Sara, then, right? I know nothing about CA, but I know she goes to Disneyland all the time. :)

HEATHER @ runfastermommy! said...

I don't even WANT to look at my google reader, it probably already exploded, haha! Glad the move went well!

Oz Runner said...

blog neglect happens when life gets in the way, it is totally understandable....glad you're getting settled in and finding some good running paths/partners already....i've never been west of colorado but i'm going to be in san diego in a couple weeks for business, i'm hoping to find a running path or park near the hotel...we're staying at the townandcountry resort-- if you know of any running options in the area, shoot them my way...

Aka Alice said...

Unpack the boxes you need and don't unpack the boxes you don't. If after 1 year, you haven't ever needed/wanted the stuff in the unpacked boxes, then its time to call the Salvation Army.

I did that last time we moved and got rid of a lot of stuff I'd packed, but didn't really need any longer. Almost makes me want to move every 10 years (almost).

Glad you're getting settled.

Amanda said...

I hope you get settled in soon. Don't worry about the google reader, sometimes you just have to click "mark all as read" and move on.

Terri said...

Oh, that's pretty cool for your kids, they must be dying to go see the theme park! (and thanks for explaining where your neighborhood is, that paints a good pic for me 3000 miles away!)

and don't worry about the not commenting - I've not been moving like you have and I'm also WAY behind!

again, so glad things are starting to fall into place for you. And if you're that tired at night, just sleep!

:-)

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

happy settling in!

Southbay Girl said...

Welcome to the LA area!!! I can't wait for you to run in some local races! I'll be in Huntington Beach this sat, 24th, to run the Huntington Beach Distance Derby 10 miler....

I hate moving! So I can understand your exhaustion!! Get your sleep!!

Maryland Girl aka Michelle said...

Having just moved as well and still looking at some boxes it is understandable.
I hope you aclimate to your new digs soon and enjoy the area.

lindsay said...

glad the move went well! your new routes sound awesome - i am definitely jealous :) hope you feel settled soon!

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