Hey guys, remember me?! It’s been almost a month since my last post. That’s SO insane, but in reality, that’s how life works… my poor little blog has taken such a backseat lately to life in general and while I don’t really think that that’s an awful thing (managing stress, I couldn’t imagine life right now if I was stressing over this blog)… anyway, wanted to pop in today and share a bit of life lately with you guys.
David’s in school. The kids are downstairs watching cartoons and enjoying some hot cocoa while I take a few minutes to sync photos and type up this mini ramble before taking them down to the park to play in the snow. (Follow along on IG stories ambernmccain is me)
It’s been a long few weeks of lots and nothing. It’s weird, but I don’t have much to update with…. it’s the same day to day Doctor appointments with David, kids to & from school. College has started up again for David. That’s a headache in itself. Can you imagine being a 32 year old combat soldier thrown in a remedial math with high schoolers?! After watching David go back to school, I don’t think I have it in me to do it. I don’t think that I could do it.
Right after high school, had a free ride (with money back in my pockets every semester) and dropped out my second semester in. I wasn’t prepared for it. I mean, I was clueless… completely & utterly clueless. I don’t regret dropping out. I never really have. College isn’t for everyone. I just wish more people would see that before going & dropping a small (not small, rather large really) fortune on it.
We FINALLY took down the Christmas decor. Only because we were putting the house back together after deciding to postpone our move. If you’re clueless here, don’t feel bad…I hadn’t said much about it yet, but we’d planned to move this summer but decided it was in our best interest to postpone it a bit. It really stinks, because my goodness, this town is HUGE & we really aren’t big fans of living here anymore, but we need a bit more time to prep and plan for a move, and honestly, just staying put a bit longer is what’s best for us. Plus, cannabis has been THE BEST medication for David thus far, so in preperation of this upcming move tried to go a few days without to see how things would go and well… it wasn’t a great couple of days for him.
Ugh, anyway…. I almost titled this post “shooting, stitches, and snowdays” but that seemed weird….
But, on Friday about 5 minutes after we got home, we got a text & email — a reverse 911 call telling us to stay indoors…. and that there was an active shooter search taking place…. lovely, huh?! I mean, they sent out a picture of the area they were covering, and our house hit the little red line…. good times, good times. Thankfully, he was caught the next day but that was a scary & weird 24 hours.
That was quickly followed by an ER trip David needing 5 stitches after trying to start a fire. He’s fine, stitches get removed this week thankfully because one handed living is no fun. haha
Every now & again I spend a few extra minutes in the morning at the kids’ school after I’ve dropped them off. I bump into moms from when Owen was in Preschool and chat with them for a few minutes. I really miss the preschool days. 3 days a week, 3 hours a day. It was perfect for us. I’d still get some one on one time with Owen, and I’d get some morning mom chats in… now though, I barely see any of them and if/when I do, it’s in passing and ugh. Half of them don’t even go to the same schools anymore (big town) and it’s just bittersweet watching them grow up. But days that you run into your preschool bestie at the zoo makes life a bit more fun. 🙂 Always fun running into friends, but especially at the zoo.
That’s about all I’ve got for you guys today. Life is full of in and out of my car, driving back and forth from one end of this town to the other, and repeat. We did spend the weekend DEEP cleaning the house. That was nice. But come Monday morning, none of us loved that we’d wasted the weekend away like that. But, man…. Owen’s room, Fin’s room, our bedroom, the living room, the downstairs bathrooom, the laundry room, laundry, the cat box, the kitchen…. phew. 4 bags and a laundry basket full of donations after purging and cleaning some more. I don’t even know how we manage to have all the things we manage to have in this house, but thank goodness for purge days.
That’s my ramble in a nutshell. I hope life has been kind to you guys and I promise I’ll try to not let an entire month go by again before my next post/ramble.