09 June 2011

A few random things

Life these days is a little crazy (hold the "little") and fragmented, and so is this blog post! Here are just a few of the things going on these days ...


1. I don't think I've mentioned that once I get to Florida, I won't need to work anymore. Wahoo! This is both incredibly exciting to me, and just a tad unnerving. Not needing to work will give me the freedom to work on writing a book, spending more time on photography, and to do the oh-so glamorous work of growing a baby and maintaining a home. As excited as I am, I know it's going to be a tremendous adjustment. After graduating from college, I took a two-week break and then promptly began working full-time. I haven't stopped since then (11 years!), so it's going to be crazy not to be earning a paycheck of my own.

2. I have been consistently sick with this pregnancy -- just like clockwork. Though I doubt this little one's personality is exerting much influence over my hormones, I can't help but notice the fact that for the last several weeks, I've been getting sick on a very regular schedule. Could it be a sign of things to come?? ;o)

3. Seattle Children's Hospital is having a memorial service this coming Sunday to remember and honor all the children who have died in the past year. My family and I will be attending for Ewan, and visiting the cemetery where he is buried (which is very close by) afterward. I've visited the hospital just once or twice since his death to pick up some of his things, and to visit a family we met there -- so it will be strange to be back there again.

4. I can't wait to get to Florida. It's not because I'm not going to miss it here in Seattle -- I really, really am. I'm going to miss the place and the people I love here. But being so far from my husband for this long is hard on us both. Skype is wonderful, but only gets us so far. To say I'm looking forward to the day when we're together again is a tremendous understatement!

One of the many reasons I love Washington: woods like these!

6 comments:

Sarah said...

I was hoping you wouldn't have to work there! You deserve a break, friend. And I'm praying the service this weekend blesses you. Love.

Rachel said...

Praying for you this weekend for the service.

Stefenie said...

Thinking of you this weekend as you attend the memorial service!

Praying for a reunion soon with your husband. I am sure it is hard being so far away from each other!!

Also praying for Ewan's soon to be sibling!

Carolina Carters said...

Many prayers for you for the memorial service.

I'm sure you can't WAIT to be back with James again! Justin and I had our stint at that the second year we were married and it STUNK! We didn't have to go as long as you and James are, but it's just tough being away from your man! ;) I can't even imagine doing it pregnant and moving and all of the other stuff you've been up to!

Always praying for you (and that feisty little peanut)!

terri said...

well, i'm so far behind on blogs so i decided to sit down and catch up. this is the first thing i read, and it made me so happy that you're going to get a breather when you get to florida. you deserve time to reflect and settle and gestate that baby of yours.

hope you'll soon be feeling well. that kind of sickness is so difficult. as usual, i don't know how you do it.

peace little sister...

melifaif said...

Wow...that is a great picture of you in the woods!!!! Know I will be praying for you and your family as you transition into this next phase. And I think Ewan's marker is ever so perfect. So beautiful. Much love to you....