So, I finished the A to Z challenge, which admittedly kind of burned me out for blogging. Writing every day isn’t so bad when you know you really have something to write about. It becomes more difficult when you change your proposed topics, so then your later topics have to shift so you’re not writing about the same thing multiple times, and then also life happens. Like moving in the middle of the month.
Then, as I mentioned in my last post, on May 1st we flew to the States for the main purpose of getting our pup and bringing her to Switzerland with us. While we were there, we had a million things on our to-do lists and … most of them got done. Today Andy and I realized that at least two of the things we had intended to buy in the States never made it onto the shopping list (because I thought I would remember them HA) and subsequently didn’t get purchased. OOPS.
I’ll just add them to the list of things to buy next time we’re Stateside (which we plan to be around Christmas).
Personally, I am struggling. After the move, G had a potty training regression which caught me off guard and she also started lying around the same time, which can be a delightful combination.
And although I know that job hunting can be a trying procedure in the best of circumstances and I know that my current situation doesn’t meet that description for many reasons, the process of looking for a job over here and yielding zero positive results is pretty demoralizing. I’ve always worked, with only a few weeks to really count as an exception, since the summer between junior and senior year of high school (2001). I don’t feel like I’m a good full-time, stay-at-home-mom. This is not where my strengths lie, and I also feel bummed out to not be using my degree that I worked so long to get.
Things are mostly good, as they generally are anyway. It’s just that sometimes I get so focused on the bad stuff that it becomes difficult to see the good.
Andy and I are talking through a lot of my/our frustrations. G has said that now that we’re back in Switzerland, she’s going to start using the potty again (and since she decided she would start using the potty once she turned 3 and followed through with that, I’m going to take her at her word). We have Ziggy here with us. We are pretty much settled into the apartment (only one more piece of furniture to build, plus two shelves that need to be hung up and doors to be put on Andy’s wardrobe), so you can expect pictures of the furnished apartment sometime in the not-too-distant future. The weather is nice, so we can be outside (and having Ziggy here necessitates that we are).
I mainly just wanted everyone to know that I’m still here and haven’t abandoned the blog. I’ll be posting again soon, although definitely not daily. I can see why my friend Marty over at Meanwhile Back In Peoria is taking a break! (BTW, Marty, sorry we didn’t get together while I was in town! The time got away from me! I have a Sky Harbor coupon waiting to be used the next time I’m in Peoria…)
Until next time, cheers!