Back in Business!

What a mad year it has been.  When I had to leave the party, I was in final preparations for a cross country move.  I won’t bore you with the details, so here’s the short version (which is never short):

v  Moving with two year old triplets, three cats, and my mom in a minivan is NOT for the faint of heart.  Hello motion sickness and messy diapers.

v  Sharing a hotel room with my snoring parents, my active triplets, and my scared cats is also nuts.

Tony and Squeakers, not amused with yet another move.
v  My family is awesome.  We may be weird, but we’re one tight knit tribe of wackos.

v  Ended up staying with my parents for 8 long months, due to unforeseen financial issues.  4 adults, 3 active toddlers, and 5 cats in 2200 sq ft for 8 months.  We drove each other bonkers, but it’s all good now. 

v  Buying a house in Florida is complicated.  Too many sellers have inflated opinions of their property’s value, especially with estates; and it’s so easy to get sniped on the sale, when other buyers will make greater-than-asking-price offers.  Damn you, HGTV.

v  Finally get to unpack, fully, for the first time in three years.  Finding things that I haven’t seen since Indiana (7 years and 8 moves ago).

v  Finally getting rid of moving boxes.

v  Finally found a church home.  (Yes, I’m a Christian.  Deal with it.  I think you all realize I actually use my God-given brain.)

v  The year between 2 and 3 is one of unprecedented physical and intellectual growth for toddlers.  Books, crayons, scissors, and glue, oh my!

v  You try potty training triplets. 

v  I’m officially on the road to mental-pause.  When your body kicks Mother Nature out, the Seven Dwarves of Menopause move in.  Itchy, Bitchy, Sleepy, Weepy, Hungry, Angry, and Psycho.  And you never know which one is going to come out to play at any given time. 

v  Stress + Hot Flashes + Florida Weather + Hyperhidrosis… just call me Swamp Thing.

v  Stress + Perimenopause  = 25 lb weight gain.  Grrrr…

v  Slowly getting my mojo back.  Now just have to get my badass rugby bod back.

v  Everything is a work in progress.

v  Have made some great new friends via Instagram/Twitter (@justber2323, @phdfashionista, @pvincentruz, @roriann, @playfulplatypus, @thegreycanvas).

Thanks for your patience, and continuing to engage on other social platforms.  And to my new friends and followers (who are soon to be friends), welcome to my engineered world!  Love you all. XOXO


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