Hopefully you didn’t see the title of this post and think, “I didn’t know she was gone!”
2016 has been an interesting year so far. It started out very normal. Then February found us on the road more days than at home, back and forth from east coast to west coast and back again. Several trips were business, but there was also an unexpected trip for Jeff’s grandmother’s funeral. Then March roared in with an completely unexpected job change for Jeff, which came with a relocation for us.
Now a relocation might not sound like any big deal to many of you, but it has been totally traumatic for me. We’ve lived in Dallas for all of our nearly 29 years of marriage, and before that I lived in Ft. Worth. I’d only moved to new places for my first 2 years of college. Now we were moving to a city where I knew no one–and had no kids with me to provide those quick connections with other kids’ parents. To top it off, we were moving from almost 29 years of houses in surburbia to an apartment in the city. With a 14-year-old dog! I went back and forth a good bit at first, but am now here more than there. And we have literally been moving in one carload at a time, so it’s taken a while to feel at home in the new place. (We bought the “big stuff” at IKEA since our apartment is less than half the square footage of our house.)
That all happened near the beginning of March, and now here we are in May and I finally feel like I might be myself again. I’m starting to settle in. To find my way around. To meet people. And in the midst of it all, to write. And suddenly I missed you–my few but faithful blog readers and social media friends.
So as of today, I’M BACK! Look for more regular posts on the horizon. Being in a new place and experiencing new things might actually make me feel like I have something interesting to say.