The New Normal, Transient As All Normals Are
Since this liminal way of living won't be sustained for as long as a year in any case, I haven't felt the need yet to fine-tune it for sustainability. Weekdays, the kids and I drive all over the county, examining every playground in every neighborhood we might eventually live in. We go to homeschoolers' meetups to find out who and what is out there. We go to museums and science centers and, tomorrow, the county fair. Every day is field trip day, because I'm on full-time parenting duty whether we go out or not, so we might as well go out, and because the school year hasn't started yet. That'll change for Gareth when it changes for his public-schooled cousins--I figure the transition to a more studious routine will be easiest for him if he's not alone in it. Three weeks into living in a new state, the boys also have friends beyond their extended family now, and some of those friendships may, once established, be sustainable.
I wonder what will be possible now that we have some writing time carved out of next week. Anything might happen.