Let’s Do Some Catching Up

I’m finally to a point where I feel I can start getting back into my normal routine, both online and offline.  The past few weeks have been insane, some good insanity, some bad insanity. Either way, I’m ready for things to settle down.

1. The move is mostly done. We are completely out of the old place, and the only things left to do in the new place are unpack the trunk and put some last minute things away. I even put stuff on the walls this time to make it feel “homey,” a fact that will make my mom proud. Thank goodness for a four day weekend to give me time to do stuff. So far, I’m loving the new place. Walking up the stairs at the end of the day kind of sucks, but even that at least makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something.

2. One of my work’s field staff and a great friend of mine came to town a few weeks ago, so we got to have our Girls Night In. This time, however, we also had a couple of the guys from one of our foreign offices in town for training, so we invited them along too. Even though this happened in the midst of moving, I was still able to take a night to hang out with them. Seeing old friends and making new ones is always a good time.

3. My brother in law graduated high school, so J. Felbs and I headed to Wichita for the weekend. This gave us a much needed break from moving and cleaning, so I was able to catch up on some reading since Junior Felbs didn’t graduate until that Sunday.

Look at his robe…his robe is amazing…

As happy as I am for him, I realized just how tedious graduation ceremonies can be if you’re not the one graduating. I was able to tune out the discomfort of the bleachers and the noises of the crowd to think back on my own high school graduation. It made me nostalgic. Otherwise,  I was glad when the whole thing ended.

4. In the downtime, I’ve watched a bunch of movies and TV shows. SV and I went and saw Chernobyl Diaries.   For a horror flick, it was a huge disappointment. We actually found more to laugh at than we found to be scared of.  I watched the first season of Sherlock on Netflix. It took me a couple episodes to realize how much I liked it, but it’s a really good show! There were others, but those were the highlights. I also watched the first twenty minutes of something called “The Gingerdead Man 3: Saturday Night Cleaver.”  I think this movie…if I ever actually watch the rest of it…will get its own post.

Now it’s all about finding the routine again. With a short commute, we’re having to get up earlier, but that’s not all bad. Yesterday we made it to the gym after work, a habit we definitely want to get into. We slacked off for a couple weeks there, but considering we were making many trips up many stairs, I didn’t feel guilty. We’re also having to watch our electricity and water usage, and because I’m a little nervous about the new budget stuff, we’re trying to be good about packing lunches and buying groceries. So far, so good.

I have a bunch of little thoughts in my head to get into blog form in the coming days, so here’s to hoping I’m settled enough to do so.


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