No, I have not fallen off the face of the earth! I’ve been a busy bee the last 6 weeks, and it looks like December is really my only “down” month, as come January, I’ll be busy again.
Since I last wrote the last post, we have pretty much been going non-stop. Andrew and I took our kids to California for 10 days,where we visited the Jelly Belly Factory, Golden Gate Bridge, Disney Land, Huntington Beach, La Brea Tar Pits, Long Beach, Hollywood, and Medieval Times. We had an amazing vacation, and the children and I got to meet our new family, Andrew’s mom, sister, and dad. 🙂
After we got back, there was just more busyness, as we had to decorate our house for Christmas. Yes, it was pretty early, but we also had an early Christmas/Thanksgiving on Thanksgiving Day. We did that to ensure that Andrew and I still had Christmas together with our kids. And after that, it was pretty much getting Andrew ready to move to Kansas.
He’s been gone for almost two weeks now, and it was heart wrenching watching him drive away. I cried hysterically because I did not want to experience that, but we’re counting down the weeks now, as I should hopefully be visiting him in just 5 weeks now! We’ve adjusted as well as we can, and it does feel like it did when my first husband was gone all the time. I don’t enjoy sleeping alone every night, and I miss my husband so much, but each day that passes is one day closer to being together again next summer. We talk on the phone every day, and skype almost every day too. It helps keep us closer. We just have to keep our eyes on the prize…and that it will be wonderful to spend five days together next month!!
I joined a gym, and start tomorrow. Ugh. I’m not excited about that, but c’est la vie. It’s what needs to be done. What I am looking forward to though, is that it will keep my mornings somewhat busy. I plan to go every day after the kids get on the bus.
We’ve been looking for a house in Kansas, and found a great home to rent. We almost signed the lease this week. Almost. After much heartache, crying, and arguing, we came to realize that living on post is better for our family. So with much regret, we told a very angry family that we would not be renting from them. The downside with living on post, is that we have to re-home one of our cats. We already have two dogs, and on post, you can only have three pets. It is a heartbreaking decision to have to re-home a pet, especially one you have had for over 5 years, but we had to do what is best. Our only hope is that we can find Zeus a loving wonderful home. Now I begin the search for a new family for Zeusy, and we wait for on post housing.
My hope is that I will write more, but the last couple months, my heart has not been in it. I’ve been slightly preoccupied, but perhaps that will change soon and the desire to write again will come back.
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!!