Thursday, January 10, 2013
Sooooo, it's kinda been a while since I last posted on my blog. Yeah..."a while" seems a bit of an understatement. But, 2012 was an "ohmygodwhatarewedoingthisiscrazystressful" kind of year.
We put our house on the market in May (or June?), sold in August, closed on it a couple days after the kids started at NEW schools. Yep, there's a lot of change goin' on in the last sentence. Throw in the fact that Richard's work was busier than ever, we had to find a home to rent (because we didn't know exactly) where we wanted to be in this new area; just that we wanted to be somewhere different; and then move, adjust to new surroundings, realize that our thought of wanting something smaller may have been a mistake, help the kids adjust to new surroundings, and deal with our own emotional issues regarding this move. And about this last point: I don't think that Richard or I really understood how emotionally attached we were to our previous home. It would make sense, though - we built that house, moved in when Jillian was a year and a half, had Everett when we were living there, etc. True, it's just a house, but it became a home to our family.
Don't get me wrong - we don't regret moving - BUT, it wasn't easy. At all. I had a craft room with french doors, for God's sake! We're constantly challenging ourselves in this new house with almost daily "Tim Gunn 'Make It Work' Moments." Case in point: the new craft room is theoretically a dining room. Hubby found some awesome window panels to create a more walled-off effect to the room and that has really helped. And, it's right off the teeny-tiny kitchen, so that's kinda nice.
Annnnnnyway. Perhaps I'll supply more, random detail on the new living space if I keep up with the blog as well as I hope to...
But, suffice it to say, I've labeled this recent period in our lives as having been marked with a BIG "STOMP."
So there ya have it. Who knows if all of what I wrote makes sense, but I actually worked on the content, phrasing, and formatting for a verrrrrry long time, much longer than the actual card-making part of it. He got his birthday card 2 days after the actual event. Ooops.
So bring on the STOMPS and bring on the feedback, y'all! I love it!
With hugs and creative vibes sent your way,