Can I start this post with a cliché?
I can’t believe it’s Two Thousand FOURTEEN!
Man, this year just flew by!
My belly was hosting Min for most of 2013 and you know how time sort of crawls/sprints/crawls when you’re waiting for something? Well that was our 2013. We were looking forward to moving — well, into our new apartment, not necessarily the act of moving — meeting our baby and The Boss’s new office space. So between those three things that was pretty much our entire year.
So I guess this is a new year with lots to look forward to! Yeah! Well, yes and I don’t know.
The last few weeks of 2013 ended on a sort of weird note. Mostly family oddities, which really don’t need to take up space here, but are taking up a little bit of space in my psyche because usually as each year ends I sort of feel like all the loose ends are tied up and I can to start over. I don’t feel like that at the moment, but I’m hoping things will change for the better soon.
I’m still at home in Northern Virginia (The Boss joined me yesterday, yay!) and am blogging from my dad’s computer. I miss having a desktop, a clunkly little keyboard and a mouse with a scroll wheel that sits on a mouse pad. HA! Mouse pad. Remember those? Speaking of, my dad’s mouse pad is from Virginia Wesleyan, which is where I went to school. I must have bought this for him from the campus bookstore. Wow, all those sentences I just said in my head (and then typed) make me feel like a million years have passed.
In other news, should I keep telling you guys about all the books I want to write that I haven’t yet? Seriously, for how many years have I been honking about becoming an author? Yet each year goes by and the only progress I’ve made is an updated draft and a new rejection email in my inbox.
I’m teaching an ESL (English as a Second Language) class for second graders and, not gonna lie, I had to lookup what a ‘superlative adjective’ was because it’s been a million years since I was in college and two million since I was in elementary school.
In other news, Min is good. Chatting up big waves in the early mornings while I’m trying to sleep. He’s super sweet you guys and I know a lot of you are waiting for me to share my thoughts on motherhood and put together a list of ‘new mom essentials’, which I will do soon I promise!
For now, I’m going to try and dodge this giant jumping cricket-spider in the basement and head upstairs to have a glass of “haldi dood” (warm milk with a pinch of turmeric and honey), which has becoming my comfort drink over the last few months.
If I don’t come back soon, please call for help. It means the cricket-spider got me.