Friday, November 4, 2011

Time for an update

I've been a bad blogger. I have thought about blogging for the past few months and just never had the energy or the time to update or to read blogs. I found myself losing interest and then feeling guilty about it.

RM thinks I was having "blogger block"- he may be right. RM has mentioned to me several times how he misses reading my blogs. He's taken many pictures, hoping that one day I would post and write about them in the blog.

That day has's time for me update my blog! But since I don't have access to the pictures he took, this post will have to go without pictures until the next post.

Since it's been five months since I last blogged (almost half the year!), here is a quick update on what happening to our family:

- We have moved twice in the past 4 months! First we moved to the Bay area from Folsom and then moved back...more on that later.

- We knew we would live in a smaller space in the bay area and decided to get rid of a lot of our furnishings and a lot of junk that we kept. It is amazing how much junk we kept! I still kept my old high school transcript and a really bad picture of me with an 80s hair do. The transcript went straight to the garbage- the picture stayed.

- Moe turned 19 years old this year and attends a junior college in the Bay Area and plays football- the team ranked 15th in the nation. He's taking 20 credits and is incredibly busy with school and football and doesn't have much time for a social life. After only a few weeks into practice, Moe dislocated his knee- he missed half the football season. He maintains a great attitude and knows that next season will determine whether football will be in his future. I know he'll be fine with whatever happens. He loves going to the Young Single Adult wards where the ages of those attending church ranges from 18 yrs of age to 25 years. Once football season ends, he's looking forward to getting to know more of the church members and having more time to attend church social events.

- RM has had two promotions in the past several months and with each job promotion comes more responsibility- he relishes the challenges. Of course, that also comes with more traveling which I'm getting used to.

- RM and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary a month ago! RM told me the other day that I'm like fine wine- its gets better with age. Now that is an interesting analogy from someone who doesn't drink alcohol. I wanted to share with you what he wrote on Facebook:
Twenty years today, my life changed. I met my best friend, wife, my eternal partner and mother of our "Little Bear" Knowing all my flaws & faults, you chose to walk the path of life with me. I am the person today because of you. Happy 20th Anniversary.
I read that and I had tears rolling down my face as I very lucky he is to be married to me- I think I'm a great catch! On a serious note, I'm the world's luckiest gal to have RM as my eternal best friend and partner.

- And the latest update with me, I'm working so it feels great to be earning a paycheck every week and I take some computer courses online. I'm also adjusting to being an official empty Nester.

Last year I called myself an "empty Nester with a child at home". I think parents who have kids in their late teens living with them at home, knows what I mean with that term. It feels so strange that for over 18 years, I always had someone to take care of and now....I'm learning how to cook for one and eating frozen Lean Cuisine Dinners- they're actually quite good!

I'm glad to back into the blogsphere and this time I won't let five months go before I blog again- until next time.


F. McButter Pants said...

So very happy you are back!! Is Moe going to go on a mission? Just wondering. Sounds like you have had lots going on. You are both very lucky to be working. Glad Moe is taking the injury in stride.

Looking forward to pictures!!

wendy said...

YAY !!!!!!!!!! your back
I have missed you. I found out you were back when I was reading "banter and baffonery"
I said to myself got to get over there right now.
You have been very very busy, and I look forward to some photos and more details. Hope things settle down for you.
Glad to hear Mo is at school, and seems to be enjoying life.

congrats on 20 years!!!

Kristina P. said...

Wow, sounds like there have been some major changes! I hear you about the junk. We just moved last weekend, and while we are in a bigger house, there isn't quite as much storage. Time to get rid of stuff!

tammy said...

Welcome back friend....I know it has been a crazed couple of months for you but now that you are back to where you want to be all will be well in the end. It's a blessing to get rid of the rest of the junk we carry around and free ourselves to be the real us. Enjoy!!!

The Crazy Coxes said...

I missed you!!! It sounds like everyone is doing so well. I'm happy that Moe is enjoying school and the singles ward. Good for you guys to go through so much change and come out of it sane! Congrats on the 20th!

Cindy said...

So glad for the update! Phil saw your records in the ward and we got so excited but then Stephanie told us it was only for a minute! Boo! Sending hugs and wishing you all the best! :) come visit sometime!