with a little retail therapy and a couple of late night make-out sessions with the ice cream carton, i've managed to numb the initial shock of the mexican bomb that was dropped in my lap last thursday night. i have to be honest though--a couple of days before thursday night, matt did ask me if i'd be willing to move to mexico city. i asked him what the odds were that it would really happen. he said slim. so i said yes. good one, erin. don't get me wrong, i do enjoy trying new things and getting out of my comfort zone every now and then, but (yes cousin lindsay) i have seen "man on fire," and getting kidnapped is something i can appreciate without ever giving it a spin.
looks like we will be there til october-ish. my friend rosie once told me that it takes roughly 6 months for culture shock to wear off when you've moved to a new country. so, 4 months... won't be enough time to kick the shock, but it should be plenty of time to pick up a parasite and have a few panic attacks. honestly, the thing that has been troubling me the most is how to bathe my teething infant without him sucking on his wet-with-non-potable-water hands. evian baths could get expensive, but shoot, we won't have gas-guzzling vehicles burning up our pesos... trade-offs, right?
i'm quite excited to be able to see my husband every night, but i'm sad to leave texas again so quickly. it's been great to see old friends, settle into our nice apartment, sit by the pool, take fox and gunther for walks, cook, sew... i have really been happy here over the past few weeks, and i've grown fond of texas. seemingly, my life is developing this pattern where i finally figure things out and begin to feel settled and at peace, then the powers that be post an eviction sign on my happy place and threaten to call the cops if i'm not out within 24 hours. i haven't yet figured out what sort of lesson i am supposed to learn from this, but i think it has something to do with blossoming where i'm planted. if that's the case, i think i could be quite fruitful in europe, matt.
but for now, mexico it is. at least i'm not pregnant.