Did ya even notice that I had gone MIA? I wanted to write, I really did. Just couldn't seem to make myself sit down long enough. That and I just can't seem to get my thoughts together enough to make sense... but here goes nothing....
So, Richard is getting laid off from his job here in Melbourne. They are pretty much cutting their whole software department. He'll be working till the middle of December ~ can you say "Merry Christmas?" Actually it's not that bad. We had seen the "writing on the wall" and he had already been looking to see what else is out there. The good news is, he has been offered (and has accepted) a new job. The other news is, it's in Virginia! Bottom line is that we will be moving (just outside DC) over the Christmas break.
My head is spinning with everything that has to be done before then. We've gotten estimates on movers, we've notified our landlord (thank goodness we were renting!)... We are flying up to find a house to move in to.... then there are the new schools, doctors, banks etc.
We really hated the idea of moving. We love our house, our pool, our neighborhood, our schools, friends, etc. We had hoped to stay here forever. But now that it's happening, we are looking forward to the next adventure in our lives. The kids are handling it really well. I'm guessing with facebook and cell phones, they'll stay in touch with their friends. It doesn't hurt that one of Julz's good friends moved to Baltimore last summer and now she'll only be an hour away. They are already planning weekend sleepovers. We'll be living very close to one of my cousins ~ and just a few hours away from Alex and her boys.
The worst part though is moving away from Jen, Jeremy and my Charlie. That, my friends, is what's breaking my heart. Jen is in the process of doing interviews at colleges around the country. There is a possibility that she could end up at a college about an hour from us.. but the strongest possibility is just outside of Atlanta so either way, she was moving away from us. Never imagined we'd be moving first. Can you say "Frequent Flyer Miles!"
Well, that's my news for now. I'll "try" to post more regularly ~ keep you all updated..... We have been doing some fun stuff as well so I'll be posting about that soon too.
I've gotten to spend lots of time with the wonderful Miss Charlie who is growing like a weed and just gets cuter by the minute.
I have been getting some sewing done. Some fun stuff for Charlie and some stuff for the upcoming "Night of the Arts" at the school. I've got a couple of overnight bags to make for a customer. Made myself a new bag too. All will be revealed eventually!
I haven't been reading blogs either but hope to be able to catch up on all of you, in the mean time, I'd love for you to leave me a comment and let me know you are still out there.