I know. The current state of this blog is so sad. There is nothing worse than a blogger who refuses to update. I'm so sorry, but it really could not be avoided.
Our family recently and unexpectedly had to move.
That's pretty much all I'm going to say on the subject because it's still very emotional for me. We moved from a very big beautiful place to a very small place. It is very nice, as Mom #2 would have nothing less, but it is not my old house.
I already know that a home is not the real estate but the sharing, love, commitment, and character of the family inside; but I still miss my old house.
That's why I've stayed off the blogs, message boards, and other technological outlets for a few weeks. I was hosting my own personal, pathetic, pitiful, emotional, broken-down, party for one - me.
But as of this moment . . . all of that is over!
I've decided to take this experience in stride. I've used the opportunity to de-clutter my home, my mind and my life. Unfortunately, I had to get rid of the “stigmata” in my mind before I could embrace and appreciate the de-cluttering process going on in the rest of my life. Now that I have stopped feeling sorry for myself and taken a few days to get things together, I have realized that it really isn't so bad. Now all involved will admit, it's not ideal, but it really isn't that bad. I’m not quite overjoyed yet, but I’ll settle for “not so bad" for right now and I’m sure the rest will come. . . with time. ;-)
So . . . Baby Boy has been having some life skills training and no traditional school work for the past few weeks. He has witnessed a lot of heated discussions, a lot of heart-filled apologies, a lot of packing, unpacking, organizing, reorganizing, frantic cleaning, and I’m sure plenty more that I’m forgetting to list.
Also, I now realize that I am so glad for Baby Boy's marital arts training. What a worthwhile investment. He’s strong as an ox and has unlimited energy. He actually likes showing off how much he can lift and carry. What did I do to deserve such a great son? I win! I win! I win!
Well, we’re going to take the rest of this week off and recuperate from all we’ve been through. We're definitely overdue for some positive family time. Next week I’m going to try to get back on my regular schedule, with some modifications, of course. ;-)
I’m going to try to stop by all of the wonderful blogs that I’ve been neglecting. I need to say to all who have emailed asking where I am and how I’m doing, thanks so much for your care and concern. I really LOVE the network of cyber-friends I have. You ladies are fabulous! I just wasn’t in a good place to respond. I try to keep my negative dew drops to myself so as not to poison the whole fountain, if you know what I mean. I have two military parents and stoic solidarity is one of my greatest and worst traits all wrapped into one.
But enough of that for now. . .
. . . until next time . . .