So we're fourteen days into our eighteen-day hotel stay, and every night Mr. Brown and I count up how many days are left. The hotel is very nice, but it's so hard to stuck in-between, unable to work very much towards something when it feels like there's so much to be done. Plus it would be nice to have a little more space than a one-bedroom hotel suite.
I love having a little kitchen because it means that Mr. Brown can cook for us, at least a little bit. We brought two full boxes of kitchen supplies, both food and dishes, with us to the hotel. And having a tiny space means that it takes very little time to clean up. Plus in a hotel, someone else cleans your bathroom, which is super nice! The kids have really really enjoyed the pool and have gone swimming almost every day. Bobo has really made some big strides towards being a real swimmer, and Rosebud's confidence in the water has increased alarmingly. She and Mr. Brown had a very firm discussion the other day about the fact that she was not allowed to jump in until he had gotten in first to catch her.
This week the daily schedule has fallen into the pattern of wake up, breakfast downstairs, swim, lunch, nap, Mom comes home, evening activities. It is not unpleasant, although I think everyone feels that they're watching a little too much tv in the afternoons during Rosebud's nap. Mr. Brown has had lots of cooking shows and lots of cooking ideas, which I look forward to trying once we get settled in the house! Besides Rosebud's daily nap, we caught and shared a nasty head cold for a few days, which kept both sick and well at home during the day.
We've done some exploring as well - eating at some fun restaurants and checking out ethnic grocery stores. We've attended our new ward for two Sundays and started introducing ourselves. We close on the house on Monday, and we'll be very happy to move forward into settled life here in Florida!!