In three weeks will will have lived in Texas for a year. Mostly it has been a good journey. I think the last month has been the hardest on the adults in this family. As humans we tend to recap and examine our surroundings on anniversaries. We aren't exactly were we thought we would be but who has a crystal ball? We have found some areas that we have enjoyed, we haven't found a community to call our own. I do think that is our own fault. My youngest said this past week, I don't understand the group you are trying to get to know. I questioned her, the response was something to the effect that they were nice enough but not cool enough for us. That maybe we needed a younger crowd because we seem younger at heart to her. That is a nice thing to hear from your teen. That same teen dreams of living in an apartment in the city going to corner deli to grab dinner and walk around the city....sound like her parents? Of course this is my very conservative daughter who is beautiful, shy and has a 3.99.....who is all the sudden dying to show the world that she is artsy and creative. She said she wants a new hip haircut, a tattoo and nose piercing! I am really fine with all of it....daddy said the haircut is fine! So why do we not live in the heart of the city? Because it just isn't time.....yet. We will be moving again in the next few weeks....looking at renting a house this time. I think that will give us the opportunity to figure out if we want to buy a house again in the future. We feel the pull to move again but try to fight it and put some roots down....I think we are part gypsy. Overall it has been good, I want to take some time to really figure some things out.... first time that I really remember my inner voice say to calm down, sit and take care of yourself. So that is my goal for a bit.