the truth as I know it
Hi! : o ) In the midst of transitioning, from one place to another. My wife attends university three hours away, while I look for work, closer to her. We spend time on weekends together.Hope this helps!
Yes! Thank you! And all the best to you!
Disorganization! Lots of projects begun excitedly are now languishing in piles. Gathering momentum to plow through (and gathering courage to abandon some).
So many! Spouse unemployed (employer is in liquidation). My company has been taken over by a much larger company with a corporate culture of deliberately making mistakes to cause problems to other departments (or perhaps they're just wildly incompetent?) AND emails from the boss are written in all caps (AND an official form for project budgeting uses Comic Sans! I couldn't make this stuff up.). Spouse was in low-speed head-on collision earlier this week (other driver's fault), which totalled the car, but fortunately both drivers unhurt. Unable to skype lately with elderly far-away father because skype seems to have lost his account and until one of the tech-savvy grandkids visits him to fix the problem, we're just phoning. Freak incident this week: a thunderstorm caused the temperatures to drop and resulted in a snake trying to get into the house, getting squashed in the door, and having to be put out its misery. And I abandoned two books in a row because after reading 100 pages I just couldn't keep pushing through (so much for rave reviews in the blurbs).Not all bad, though: jasmin, magnolia and other fragrant flowers in full swoony bloom in the yard. Tomatoes already taking on that warmer shade of green which means ripeness around the corner. Took today off work to give myself a three-day weekend. Current book is a page-turner (http://books.wwnorton.com/books/Smoke-Gets-in-Your-Eyes/). Dad says that since our contact is only audio and not visual, he doesn't have to put on a shirt for our daily talk!
wow that's a lot. let reading and garden take you through it!as far as abandoning books, I do that more often than I finish them!
I enrolled in an Executive MBA course starting August. I am excited and proud. Yet - last week, after 4 weeks of working a lot more than I usually have to because my boss was in hospital, it kind of all got too much. And suddenly I was worried that I couldn't do it - going back to uni, work, being a (good) mom... In these moments, I doubt myself and fear failure. Also, I put my bag down next to the car on the floor of the garage when we got home on Friday. Then, the kids came running into the garage and climbed onto our laps and wanted to play that we drive somewhere. So we did, out of the garage and back in, twice. Unfortunately, my bag got caught under the wheels and the screen of my laptop is broken. And the top looks like - um - it got driven over? The laptop thing pushed me over the edge and made me cry.
Oh Honeybee! what a drag with computer. your family sounds so sweet though! kids running into garage, climbing into your laps wanting to play! <3!
Thank you. It's only the computer, you know, but sometimes, when I'm exhausted something like a broken cup (or computer) can just be too much. Luckily, it was only the screen and no work was lost. The nice techie guy at work will replace it next week. And yes, it was a sweet moment with the kids & husband!
The person I want to be with lives in America and I live in Sweden. And I, being in such a great place with work, friends and everything else here in Sweden don´t want to move there. And he, owning a company there and hating the darkness and the cold of the swedish winters, don´t want to move here. His job allows him to work from abroad, at least some of the time and he thinks we can sort it out somehow. But I want kids and I don´t want to be a part time single mum. And time is passing and I´m getting older and I have to make a decision but all options seem impossible to me, especially the one where I don´t get to be with him. Oh, what to do...?
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