Sunday, February 12, 2017

Hi From The Other Side

Hi, DH here!  You know how people say, "See you on the other side?"  Well, this is definitely the "other side" of almost everything I've known my whole life, so, um... hi!  Not to worry, though, like life, my other side is full of positives as well as negatives.

We're on the other side of the New Year (happy belated!).  Julia and I celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary this month.  We managed to take the girls to Red Robin to celebrate, but that was the extent of our festivities. The new baby (4 months old today) has definitely been cramping our style in the bedroom, but Julia has had other issues going on too, so sex is a fond memory for me at this point ;).  Yet, every day tiptoes by on little silver feet with our precious new life, and we marvel at how big she's gotten, in so short a time.  We're happy.

I'm on the other side of a promotion!  Things we really challenging at work last year, but I stuck it out and received a promotion.  It's a little extra money (and a lot more responsibility), but I haven't logged too many extra hours yet.  The path I'm on now leads straight to management, which has been a career goal of mine for a while.

I'm on the other side of a long not-writing period.  Or: I'm writing again!  I have to admit, I got a little frustrated with my story, because one of the characters is Winter, which is supposedly frigid in my universe, with freezing rain and snow and even a little frost.  As I was writing the first two books in the series, Seattle experienced sixteen straight months of warming temperatures, and just like that, snow became a thing of the past in the Northwest.  I was bummed - no one was going to believe the crazy notion that it was below freezing in Seattle!  Or snow!  Or... a girl who serves coffee in her underwear after being spanked... heh...  Enter Winter Huge Snowstorm 2017 last week.  We had close to a foot of snow on the ground at our house, and the kids were home from school for days.  Suddenly, my story doesn't sound so far-fetched.  At least in the weather department.  :-D

I'm on the other side of not posting blog posts.  And, I hope everyone is having a truly great 2017 so far.  And finally, as is the tradition in so many instances of finding oneself on the "other side," facing the unknown, possibly terrifying, but hopefully not:

Hi from the other side.  God help us all.




Tuesday, November 1, 2016

It's been so long!

Omg, too funny, its been so long that I didn't even remember my password and had to reset it!

That strikes me as really funny while also very spot on.

Its been a long time!

I feel kind of sorry, and guilty, but at the same time, just haven't been in the mood to share, or even been in the mood for anything sexy. I know, poor DH, right?

I miss being pregnant, but I can feel my libido coming back online again. Slowly. Very slowly, which is good, since we still share a bed with an infant at the moment anyway.

Speaking off, she is the most beautiful baby I have ever seen. I look at her constantly thinking that. I don't even remember thinking that with our other two. But I must have, especially because this one looks almost exactly like our first. Funny how that goes.

Anyway,

Hi everyone.

I am still here.

Thank you for all the well wishes over the last months. This whole year basically. I truly appreciate it and loved reading everyone's comments on DH's posts.

I love you DH. You have been such a rock of strength.
Now get back to finishing your story!!

Monday, October 31, 2016

Government jobs should be like jury duty

Hi, DH here!  Happy Halloween!  Our little monsters are excited to go trick-or-treating tonight, although it's raining buckets at the moment.  Hopefully the rain will let up by this evening. 

Julia and our new baby have been doing really well.  We are almost at week three, and the adjustments we've made as a family to accommodate our bundle of joy seem almost normal now.  This will be her first Halloween, but she will stay inside this year, heh.  My job is to take the older girls out in the neighborhood, which can be scarier than it sounds.  I'm always amazed by the amount of traffic we get, and not everyone is looking out.

Today I'm at jury duty.  Fun!  I'll get paid 11 dollars for the privilege of missing work to participate in the legal system that our country is built on.  Regardless of political views, I believe that government would run much more efficiently if elected officials were like jury members.  No 6-figure income, or taking money from lobbyists, or special treatment because you are a Senator.  Imagine how fast legislation would get resolved when  people would want to be done quickly, instead of enjoying the position, so they could get back to their jobs?  The point of jury duty is SERVICE: I'm here to serve the needs of my community, through my own personal sacrifice.  I expect no less from my "representatives."

I hope everyone has a safe and happy Halloween!