i had forgotten what it was like to be just us. we had sooooo many good people in our life in kc, that you forget the basics. i forgot that we were good at us. we have us down. someone commented a few days ago on flickr about capturing a feeling of contentment in my picture. it got me thinking. we are content. very much so. don't get me wrong. we miss our people. we love the new people we've got. i'm ready to fast forward to the drop-by stage. the sit on the patio and talk until really late stage. i like that stage the best i think. but i'm pacing myself. i'm working on the value of patience. i'm learning the lesson of letting things rest and develop. like i said, i forgot a lot. life was a little too easy on us at home. we are back to basics here, building from the ground up. and it's important to start right.