We can thank Ms. Brittany Spears for that gem of a song to which so many Halloween costumes and skanky dance team numbers pay homage to. You can also title a blog after it. It’s really a jack of all trades kinda phrase.
I digress. I was trying to distract you from the fact that this is the first post I have written since Thanksgiving. Gasp. After all the hand wringing and teeth gnashing of not writing on the blog for several months, I have fallen off the wagon again. I guess the good thing about a wagon is that it is going so slow that you can just climb back on again. So, this is me, virtually and metaphorically hopping back on the wagon today.
It’s not like nothing has been happening in the last 2 months, in fact, there has been a lot going on. I’ll run through the highlights to get everyone up to speed.
1) I would say that the biggest news is that Dan has left to go back to the US to start working. I’m beyond sad that he has gone without me, but we had been talking about it for a period of time and while we didn’t want to be apart for so long, we both agreed this was an opportunity for him to do something he really enjoyed and set us up to be in a better spot when I come home in July. I’m not going to lie, it’s lonely without your best friend around, especially in a foreign country. But we do have some really good friends that make me break out of my hermit shell every now and then. Dan is loving the move back home (minus the lack of Jenny time, of course), is loving his work and is loving being able to go to Chick-fil-A pretty much everyday.
2) We went on an awesome “Farewell Asia” trip at Christmas that took us to Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam. It was a really nice trip and I promise I will put pictures up and talk about each of the trips separately. And, I am also going to go back and highlight each of our trips here on the blog. I didn’t do a really good job of that in real time, so I’m going to start at the beginning and my goal is to have all of our trips somehow documented on the blog by the time I leave in July. There it is. I said it. Now I have to actually do it. 🙂
3) I have started doing some writing again and have really loved it. In addition to teaching and tutoring, I am working with a company that outsources the writing articles for people’s blogs. I am one of the people that researches and writes on random topics that they give me. Seriously random topics, but somebody has to do it. It has been nice to start thinking, creating and editing again, something that I’m not even sure I knew I missed doing.
4) Happy Birthday Henry! How could we let a post go by and not talk about Henry? His 7th birthday is today (Feb. 2nd) and I am sure he is living it up with chasing anything that moves, napping, and passing gas when no one is looking. Who doesn’t like a birthday that includes all three of those things?
So, that is about it with what has been going on with us lately. What about you? Any advice for loving your honeykins from another continent? Random blogs you have read and thought to yourself…”Who in the world writes this stuff?” (Me. The answer is Me.)