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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Emerging from the Tunnel

Well, it appears I haven't blogged in awhile. (No, duh! You say.) I haven't been staying away from my little home on the World Wide Web on purpose, it just sort of...happened. In my defense, though, I've gotten a lot of things done in the meantime! For example, since I last blogged:

  • I have been on 10 airplanes. I think.
  • I have set foot in 11 states. I think.
  • Spike and I drove a moving truck from North Carolina to Kansas, towing my car behind.
  • I sold my first home, a townhouse in NC.
  • I have finally been able to furnish and decorate this house!
  • Spike and I saw our families and many of our dearest friends.
  • We also took a short belated honeymoon to Las Vegas.
  • I chopped six inches or so off of my hair.
  • I met my four-month-old nephew for the first time.
  • I experienced my first White Christmas.
  • I made my first Kansas friend.
  • I attended my first Army "Spouses' Coffee."

Yeah, I suppose we all had to deal with some amount of holiday travel and such. The real holdup here has been the house: I found myself simply incapable of doing anything fun (e.g. reading, blogging, walking, biking) until it was settled to my satisfaction. And that took a lot longer than anticipated after hauling my things here from NC, probably because I've worked during the days and been gone most weekends. We're pretty much out of the cardboard-box-and-unassembled-furniture woods now, though I have pretty much given the bedroom up as a lost cause. It just exists. It might never look inviting. Oh well! 

So, my New Year's Resolution (the only one I will make as I am something of a Resolution Grinch) is not to stay away again for so long. And also to produce posts more interesting than this one!


  1. Glad your back:) YAY for getting a lot accomplished!

  2. Thanks! I write all day long for my job...I forgot how nice it feels to write for ME, even if it was just a bullet list of some things that have kept me busy.

  3. So glad you're back! Happy New Year!

  4. The comments are're here! Welcome back. Happy New Year!

  5. Welcome back! What did you think of your first coffee?

  6. HOLY COW! You have been busy!! I was seriously worried that you disappeared from the Blogging world all together. Congratulations on selling the house in this economy. So happy to have you back!

  7. Wow you've been busy! Glad you're back though! Hope you guys had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  8. Sounds just like me! I haven't been around a lot because of morning sickness and I, too, can't do anything or concentrate unless the house is tidy and organized! I'm glad you are settling in and made a friend!!! Looking forward to reading more chica! Good job on the spouses coffee, at least you tried!