I've been asked a few times recently if I'm going to write a new blog post any time soon. I hadn't really planned on it. In fact, I kinda thought that I was done with blogging. I go through these blogging moods where I either love it or I hate it, kinda like cooking. Right now, I despise cooking. Three weeks ago I wanted to be the best damn cook my husband knew. True story.
My kid will be a year old tomorrow! What. The. Fuck. Time is flying. I'm currently watching him run around the living room with Husband. Oh yeah, he's a walker now! He started walking about 3 weeks ago. Crazy but I love watching him hobble around the house. Here's a playback of the few months that I missed on the blog.
Also? We moved! We finally decided that the old town we lived in was BORING and we needed more LIFE. We moved to Dresden, about 25 minutes away, and ironically Husband's commute to work is actually faster than before because now he can take the Autobahn not the small back roads. And I am SO much happier now! We are closer to our friends, shopping, entertainment, and I can take the tram, bus, or train with ease now. We moved into a 2 bedroom 1.5 bathroom apartment with an underground garage. Husband LOVES that part! No cleaning off snow and ice from the car every morning.
The sad part? Sami, our dog, doesn't live with us anymore. Nor does my older stepson. Kev moved out in November and into a place with a friend. They live in the country and the roommate also has two dogs, so it just made sense for Sami to go with him. At least she has more dog-friends there and when he leaves for work (yeah, he has a job!) he can leave her in the yard. And we have NO yard here at our new place. As much as I love and miss my dog, and Kev too of course (ha!), we know that she is better off where she currently is, as opposed to where we live.
What else? We're still active in the English speaking playgroups and I go to the gym 2-3 times per week, when child care is offered. William gets his German contact there, and I occasionally go to German playgroups as well. About two months ago we met a new acquaintance who, since then, has become pretty much our best friends! Our friend, we'll call her R*, is from Australia. She's also married to a German and her son, Mat, is almost 7 months old. Her and I meet up a couple times per week and the boys have become pretty good friends! It's really good that William has a friend he see's as often as he does, because for a while there I was afraid he was going to grow up without friends. R* and I have very, very similar parenting styles and I already feel like I can talk with her about almost anything.
Also? I'm still crocheting. Remember I learned to crochet from YouTube videos when I was pregnant?! ha! Who thought I'd actually get somewhat good?! Even I doubted myself. I still think of it as a silly, hippie hobby, but I do it! And now I've started selling what I make! Okay, well I've only SOLD one, but I've given others away as gifts, and the ONE I sold was yesterday.. haha. But I have 5 "orders" as of last night! How exciting! Let's just hope I can get them all done in a timely manner. Luckily all the people ordering know I am a SAHM and William comes first. They told me to take my time. Whew!
I'll try to see if I can keep this blog alive by posting at least once a week. Feel free to message me to pester me to post again if it's been too long between this one and the next.