I’ll not pretend the little blog break wasn’t intentional. Maybe not premeditated, but being honest, as soon as I got back to NC things went into hyperdrive until, well, today. And really today has not been slow. And while I thought about the blog often, on my priority list it fell to the back burner for a while so I could just enjoy being home, being with family and friends, and being with my husband for the first time in months.
To catch up, Will lucked out in having a trial in California the week before Christmas which meant on his way back to his next trial he got to make a pit stop in North Carolina for the holidays. This year Aubrey was at an age where she got into opening her gifts (well, tearing some wrapping paper until a new toy stole her attention), and we had our own place to retreat to during the craziness. The result was getting to experience a wonderful little Christmas of our own, loading up on time with family, and still finding a few moments here and there to achieve some normalcy like cooking dinner together and piling up on the couch for a silly movie.
In short it was heaven. The two weeks Will was home felt both short as expected, but also full, and I couldn’t ask for more than that. It’s always tough to work on my perspective on things like this. A big part of me just gets comfortable enough when he is around to relax and almost forget that it’s temporary. And when the time comes for him to leave, the time together, that I was just cherishing, starts to feel more like a cruel sort of torture. No one should have to be separated from the person they love all the freaking time! But then I have to switch my mind again and be grateful that we had the time we did together, and that we all got to be home for the holidays, a true Christmas miracle!
So, once I took a few moments in the car to let the tears work themselves out, I regrouped and checked in at my Aunt Jill’s house for the night. Which turned into two nights and included going to see a play called Kinky Boots. It was a hilarious and touching show, and exactly what my poor little heart needed.
And today I drove back to Asheville, got an unexpected WOD in, unpacked, and finally got to go pick up Aubrey girl from my Mamaw’s. With Will leaving, deciding to stay an extra night in Charlotte, and a few mishaps today I feel like I’ve gotten a little bit of a rough start to this new year, but I’m determined to make it a good one.
I started another Whole30 today, and I’ve got some solid goals for this year in many areas of my life. I won’t necessarily call them resolutions because they are things I’ve been working on for a while, but there are definitely a few milestones I hope to reach in 2016.
I don’t have a good content schedule planned for the next little bit, but you can expect some ramblings about getting back in shape and my Whole30 progress, some belated posting of pictures I’ve taken over the holidays, and hopefully some creative pieces here and there…you know, to spice things up a little 🙂
Here’s to a great year for all of us!