I guess I'm just a little discouraged lately. It feels like Jeff has been gone for a loooooong time and in reality we aren't even halfway done yet. Yes, nine months sounds a lot shorter than a year, and it is. But MAN can we speed this up a bit? I am tired of cheering myself on.
The boys and I (Luna too) just returned home from being in Ohio for Christmas. We are so lucky to have the family and friends that we do. They are always so supportive. They try really hard to make sure that we are as happy and helped as possible. Still... I ended up running home after 5 days. It was too much. I do well here, at home, surrounded by normalcy. Being back in Ohio is almost like a flood. A whole bunch of emotion, good and bad, hits me like a big wall of water. There's nothing I can do about it except wait it out... or run. I chose to run this time. Maybe next time, I'll be braver.
None the less, the boys had a wonderful Christmas surrounded by our loved ones. We even got to Skype with daddy that evening, which always makes for better days.
Other than that I have been crocheting (a lot). I've been fortunate enough to have had lots of orders to fill in December. My most popular item was this guy:
The Rainbow Owl Hat
I decided to close my shop for 2 weeks to have a break for the holidays. But I'll be back open January 4th (hopefully with some new listings as well).
I've also been preparing to return to college. I'm so very nervous, but the school I am going to operates on 8-week terms. Which translates to me only having to take 2 classes each term to be considered a full-time student. Good news for me. I am starting simple, one math class and one english class. Starting January 14th I will be a spouse of a deployed husband, with two boys under the age of 3, running a crochet "business", and a full time student.
Ay yi yi.
Who needs sleep right?