This past week has been extremely busy. It’s been a time of adjusting to our new surroundings, unpacking and loads of activity - our first Sunday at church, invitations to dinners, a wedding vow renewal, a family party and a doctor’s appointment. It’s all been good.
We haven’t lived in NY for 16 years. We never lived out on Long Island so getting around is a bit different. I’m grateful for Roxy (our GPS). I’m also grateful that Tom has done the majority of the driving. People drive very aggressively. I don’t think New Yorkers realize how aggressive they drive. Tom says it’s because they are tired of being stuck in traffic and as soon as they see any opening – it’s off they go. I’ve grown soft in the past 16 years but Tom has confidence I can drive around here. Time will tell.
We went to the bank and when I walked in I was taken aback by the tellers under glass. The bank tellers work from behind bullet proof glass. Hummmm… it was a normal sight for me 16 years ago.
Don’t get me wrong, there so many things I love about NY.
I’ve love the people (family, church, and friends), the food (pizza, bagels, etc.) and the culture. There is so much to do here and so much to see. It is a fascinating place to live.
Adjusting takes time. It’s only been a week. I know God has bought us back to NY for so many reasons. I’m really excited about being here. I can’t wait to see what God will do with us in this place. The people at church are wonderful. They are a great group of people that I’m enjoying getting to know better.
It’s been a great week – busy – but great.
© Nadine Zawacki 2009
To all you lovely Moms out there – Happy Mother’s Day.