Where to begin?
First, I made it! I’m in Scotland, Brian and I are once again on the same continent and we couldn’t be happier. It’s such a relief to have the crazy behind us, to be together, and to be able to finally catch our breaths.
Is that a phrase? Catch our breaths? Catch our breath? Collectively breathe again?
Whatever, you know what I mean.
The first few days were a whirlwind of visits with Brian’s sons and treks through Edinburgh. I’m so excited that we’re so close to Edinburgh right now, and that we have time to spend getting to know more about the city. I am madly in love with the history there, combined with the conveniences of modern living. Five hundred (or more) year old cemeteries are nestled between new parks and buildings. The castle is nearly a thousand years old, but I get cell phone service there and can instantly upload my photos to the internet while I’m standing in a courtyard where kings and queens walked.
It’s such a fantastic combination.
It was a short two days we spent there, but a great way for me to finally clear my head of all of the stress from the move.
After a brief stop at Brian’s dad’s house, and a visit with his brother, we’re now in Dunfirmline house sitting for a really fun couple who have left for a cruise to Norway. I will have more to write about that later as we’ve only just arrived yesterday, but I can say that it is so nice to have a home base for a little while, just the two of us, and to have some very sweet pets to cuddle while we’re here. Do you see Alfie up there? How cute is that face?
Brian is interviewing for jobs right now, so we don’t know exactly where we’ll end up. A temporary home is exactly what we need and this is working out perfectly.
By the way, pet sitting is almost as good as having grandchildren (so we hear). We get to cuddle and play with them, enjoy their company and take them for nice walks in the park, then we get to hand them back to their parents. It’s great!
So we’ll be exploring the area for the next week or so, enjoying the cool and changing weather, and loving every minute of finally being together again. I’ll be grateful every day to be away from Houston’s 103 degree sauna weather, and maybe I’ll even sit down and figure out which coin is a penny and which coin is a pound.
There is so much I need to learn!