Friday, May 27, 2011

Pretty Good Year

"Hold onto nothing / As fast as you can / Well, still, pretty good year"

Bless me, Interwebs, for I have sinned. It's been over a year since my last blog post, so long that my blog comments were invaded by ads. Blarg. All I can say is that it has been a helluva year.

The biggest news that two of my remaining three readers already know is that we moved from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, to Bellevue, Washington, USA, in late September 2010. We had been gearing up for this big move for months, with Dusty transitioning into a role that would allow him to continue working remotely for BioWare and me transitioning into my new job as a Stay-At-Home-Mama [SAHM].We bought a fixer-upper in a gorgeous neighborhood with two beach parks nearby and one of the country's best elementary schools within walking distance. I'll spare you the details, but the move was PURE HELL. This is the last time I will move to a new house in a different country with two small children, so don't even ask me.

All right, y'all. I'm just going to level with you. This is the requisite "I've been away for a long while and here is a shoddy explanation/apology" post. Frankly, I haven't felt like writing in a very long time. Many of my journal entries in the last year begin, "Today is my writing night and I am just not feeling it." I've written before about my creativity being consumed by homemaking and parenthood, and that was when I only had one kid who wasn't even mobile or verbal yet. Now I have to keep a highly articulate preschooler and a passionately opinionated toddler happy. ALL DAY. Dude, seriously. Between having pirate swordfights, doling out raisins and cheese sticks, scrambling because "Mama, I have to GO!" and trying to figure out if the stain on my shirt is chocolate or *ehem* not-chocolate, sometimes I'd really rather have a nap than try to think of something witty to write about my life.

Anyway, I've been away for a long while and this is a shoddy explanation/apology. But it's a post. And that's something.

"Pretty Good Year" by Tori Amos
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