Gary and I were talking last night about how many things in our little world have changed in the past few months. We've moved, so our routines have changed. Everything from the way we sleep and eat to how we interact with people has changed at least slightly. I now keep a flashlight next to my bed and NEVER get up during the night without it. I can't see the scorpions on the floor in the dark. :) We eat at the table more often just because of where it is located. Our new house is closer to some of our friends and we are able to see them more often.
We made some more little changes this weekend. Had to buy a new lawnmower because I broke the other one. Ran over a stump. It was very old and had served its purpose. I only hope the new one lasts as long. The new one is lighter, more efficient, starts more easily. Still has to have someone operating it, so I guess my time in the yard won't change much. :) Also had to buy another trimmer. I pulled the starter cord on our "old" (30 days) one and the cord just stayed out- wouldn't recoil. That's the second one we've purchased since April, so I wasn't happy! Traded it in for a different brand. The new one is also heavier and it will take some adjustment time. I gave out quickly last night because I'm just not used to carrying it.
Bigger changes this week. Gary starts a new job today after driving for the last twelve years. I'll go work on my classroom today and get ready to be the "new teacher" one more time. Our son is moving in with us this afternoon so he can start his new job next week.
Change. It is supposed to be one of the big "stresses" in our life, but it is also what keeps us alive. Life is fluid, ever changing and moving. We adapt and change and stay flexible in our thinking and in our actions. We learn new technologies and embrace new ideas. We adjust to new people. All a part of the process. I may gripe a bit here and there, but I usually welcome changes. They're part of the joy.