Hello… is there anybody out there? My goodness. Has it been three years? What in the freaking world, you guys? Man. I think I need this space now more than ever. I suppose I always knew I would return (since I kept paying for my site name and all), but prioritizing it into my overly scheduled day… not on my top five list of things to do before I crash ungracefully into bed and try to sleep.
Since it has been, oh… for fucking ever, I will do a brief recap. Taylor and I still live on the ranch with our smart, strong, beautiful daughter Josephine (who is now 6 and three quarters, unbelievably). In addition, we went ahead and added on a second daughter, Lucinda Jane, a little over a year ago. She is a spitfire. Determined, hilarious, smart as a whip, and oh so sweet all at the same time. Lucinda was born quickly and hit the ground running, determined to do everything as fast as possible. She had no interest in being a baby, and so she really wasn’t for very long. Other than the fact that sleep is a thing I do in two to three hour spurts each night courtesy of said baby, I think we have transitioned well. Josephine loves Lucinda to absolute pieces (sometimes she thanks me profusely for giving her a sister, and I burst with love), and we couldn’t imagine life without this second crazy kid, and time is going too fast, and my kids are growing up, and all the other cliches about kids and time and I’m one big weepy mess, y’all. Here’s a picture while I dry my eyes:
Seriously… those kids are good people.
Anyways, onward and all that. We are still out here and the ranch. We now have a herd of goats and a flock of chickens, and two crazy farm dogs, and a whole mess of thistles that have made themselves at home and are feeling pretty safe since I haven’t been out tending the pastures for the past two summers (you better watch your back, thistles. Your time is coming). I still have the same Program Coordinator job, which seems to grow in responsibility and stress each year. I still have the same salty attitude, and life marches on.
With the addition of Lucinda Binda Boo, time is even more precious. I have even more need to kick my laziness to the curb and kick it into HIGH GEAR! So here I am. I liked the accountability of this space, I enjoyed the way it made my mind work, and I need a hobby, so that when I’m doing icebreakers at work I don’t sound like a sad old lady (“I used to have hobbies, sometime before I had kids. I liked to, um, well, yeah, I don’t remember, but I am sure I had hobbies). So here I am. Back in the virtual saddle. So much to say, so little time to type it in. Let’s see how this round goes!