Saturday, May 5, 2018

Where'd You Go? I Miss You So...


Do you know how hard it is to blog when literally everything you've been blogging about is either 10,000 miles away or packed up and being shipped to your new home? Let me answer that for you: Mission Impossible. LOL




At the beginning of November, I had a family emergency and had to fly back to the States. Don't worry, it all turned out okay, but when everything was said and done Michael and I decided for me to stay in the States and let him finish up the move in Korea. We were weeks away from our move date and it wasn't worth it for us to buy me a flight back to Korea when I would come right back to the US in a few weeks' time. I would have been useless anyway while my body tried to figure out which timezone to exist in.

Thus, I enjoyed an extended vacation home with family while Michael slaved away on getting all of the loose ends in Korea taken care of. Poor Michael. Yay me. LOL!
We had a wonderful couple from Michael's unit that took in Bunny and Hammy when we left Korea. Bunny unfortunately passed away in January, but Hammy seems content to keep running herself silly on her wheel and shows no signs of stopping. I miss those silly fluffybutts, but I'm glad to know they went to a couple that loves them.

At the beginning of 2018, Michael and I ended our vacation and headed to his new duty station. There, we started the process of finding a home. Somewhere along the way, and through many talks and life/career goals and current projections, we decided to take one ginormous step in life and buy a house as opposed to renting. So we took a few weeks and looked at all the houses. Okay, not really all, but quite a few, until we found one that we both liked and hit all of our check boxes.

While waiting for all of the fun stuff for buying a house to go through, we stayed at an AirBnB house that was owned by an adorable couple. We were their first tenants, and they really went all out to make sure our temporary home felt homey while we waited to move into our actual home.

In that time I also got a job. I enjoy it, and the few employees the company has all get along well, which I love. It hasn't been easy, however, as I've realized exactly how much I struggle with anxiety and depression and how that plays into how I perform at work.

As part of that, I've finally started seeing a professional about this silly brain of mine. The good news is neither of us think it's bad enough that I need to add in medications. The bad news is I still struggle with apathy over things I know I should enjoy. It's gotten minutely better, but it still knocks me down sometimes and I have days where I can't manage much besides eating once I get home from work. Progress, though!

Now that we've been in the house for about two months and are settling into our new routines, I feel comfortable enough to (attempt to) add blogging back into the mix. I'm so far behind on reading all of the blogs I like to keep up with.

How have things been in your corner of the world? Any exciting news to share?

8 comments:

  1. YOU DID POST!!! Oh my goodness. Welcome back to the states. Congratualtions on your new home! I am so excited for you and Michael. What a huge milestone to buy a home. If you don't mind sending me your address I would love to send a house warming gift. Congrats on the new job too. So many big changes. I can only imagine how overwhelming it must be. My thoughts will be with you as you navigate your health. <3 Missed you tons. Deb and I have wondered about you from time to time.

    Things have been good over here. I went back to school to earn my teaching certificate back after letting it expire and taught full time again for this first time in 10 years. But other than that, things have pretty much been the same. Watching the girls grow up, cooking dinners, working, reading. Some changes will come next year so enjoying the security of the known for now.

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    1. I don't mind sending you my address at all! I shall message you on Facebook after finally catching up on comments and some posts with my new address <3
      I've missed our bloggy corner of the internet so much! Even though it's been a while I still find myself thinking about my day/stuff I do in a 'blog' sense. How can I write about this in a Stop & Chat post? Can I get a good picture to include here?

      I bet adjusting to teaching full time again was something! I'm sure you blew it away with the grace you always have in life. Whatever changes come I hope they're good and don't rock the boat too horribly.

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  2. I wondered what had happened to you. Before you fell off the earth there had been mentions of a possible move coming up so I kept wondering, kept telling myself that's what was going on. I *did* message you a couple times, girlie!

    Congrats on surviving everything and being back home and buying a house. That's a lot of big stuff happening. As for me, perhaps you've noticed the coat of dust on my blog. Yeah, I let it fizzle away early this year. Just a lot of stuff going on, a lot of it mental. I still struggle here and there but found I was actually doing better when I was NOT blogging because I wasn't mentioning it and dwelling on it. I do miss blogging though now that I've had this long break. My attempts to return to it have felt awkward and forced though. We'll see...

    Message me your address if/when you're ready to share. You know, obligatory Christmas cards and whatnot. :P

    ~Deb

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    1. I know!! I saw your message! Your most recent one was in the midst of the family issues and I just never had it in me to go back and reply. A weird part of my mind kind of shut me out from any messages I received during that time. I think I got overly superstitious about responding to those messages inviting in all the bad stuff again, ya know? Weird, I know, but I just couldn't shake it.

      I've been wondering how you've been doing, as I hadn't seen very much activity on your blog as of late. If you're not enjoying blogging, though, there's nothing wrong with stepping back or taking a break.
      Maybe we can both try to awkwardly return to blogging and just truck through it together?

      I'll most certainly message you my address! I've been stocking up on all sorts of holiday-esque cards and your name is at the top of the list of people I want to send them to!

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    2. I totally get it on shying away from the messages. I can get like that at times too. Hope everything has or is working itself out now. Seems like things are looking up, or you wouldn't be back here, right? lol

      I do that too!! Even though I've been quite content in not blogging, I still find myself thinking 'Oh, gotta blog this!' or 'That would be a neat pic for the blog!' Even with wax, I find I still set it aside out of blog-habit, thinking I need to get pics first.

      Yay for cards! I haven't made any in forever but I'm still all for sending them!! Snail mailers unite!

      ~Deb

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  3. Oh! Forgot to ask... Will you get furry friends now that you own a home? Will you get back into soap making?

    ~Deb

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    1. Larger furry friends (like a cat or dog) we are still waiting on. Between work and the wonders of first time homeownership we worry that we can't dedicate all of the time and energy to a pet that they deserve and need.
      Hamsters, however... I keep joking with Michael that I'm going to build a hamster army. The timeline is still really fuzzy and I'm not 100% sure I will actually do it, but I would love to have some hamsters again once my office is fully set up and I can build a Hamster Wonderland for the little furballs. This time I'm thinking about getting two dwarf hamsters so they can live together in the same abode.

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    2. Can't wait to see pics if you do build the Wonderland. :) Since both boys have moved out now, our cats have definitely become our spoiled children. We even call Casey's cat our grandbaby. LOL

      ~Deb

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