Us Lately

This blog has definitely been waysided lately, but I wanted to update, so it’s not lost for good!

The new apartment is still great.  It’s definitely been made into our home, but we’re still verrrryyyyyy slooowwwlllyyyy finishing up things–a project here, a box organized there.  We still need curtains, we need to hang out art, and our hall closet is overflowing with IKEA cardboard.  And speaking of IKEA, we need to go back there, too…

But things are good enough that we don’t feel super rushed to finish the last few things.  We’ve had some amazingly relaxing weekends lately, hanging around the house, and even though the weather has been mostly gray, gray, gray, it’s actually made family weekends at home together that much more cozy.

Job searching is nor bearing any fruits, not even a flower of an interview, but I’m still looking, still applying.  It’s impossible not to be disappointed and discouraged at times–sometimes really disappointed and discouraged.  But bouncing back is the important part, and I know it’ll be alright.

Theo starts daycare in about a month, and I’m sad that this stage of our life is over.  And of course, I’m feeling guilty that I don’t have a job yet, and it will feel like a waste to give him to someone else during the day.  But I’ll just hope it all works out, and do my best.  For now, my coping strategy is to mostly not think about the fact that he’s going to daycare.  And when that doesn’t work, try to focus on the fact that Andreas is going to take a day off so that we can have a date–alone–together.  Something that has happened twice since he was born.

And speaking of Theo, he’s doing really well.  He’s not really talking yet, but he’s busy being his hilarious self.  We laugh now, so much more than we ever did before.  And now that he’s been sleeping well for a while, we know it’s not from the deliriousness of sleep deprivation.  Theo is just funny.  From the silly things he puts in even sillier pieces (garlic in the heating vent, his sleep-duck in the corner of the kitchen closet, my pearl bracelet in his Winnie-the-Pooh car, etc.) to him waltzing into the living room munching on an entire block of cheese, he’s just funny.

CHEESE

I think I’ll do a photo post soon, with more updates, but I just wanted to say hello again before it gets too cobwebby over here. We’re celebrating Thanksgiving this coming weekend with Andreas’ parents, two sisters, and one sister’s husband and two kids (plus a puppy!), so I’m naturally SUPER excited for such a big, family Thanksgiving, and have to start meal-planning, shopping, prepping, etc.

So I’ll be back soon, hopefully more regularly!

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