Wednesday, March 1, 2017

March

Hi, DH here!  I hope everyone is having a good March so far!  My start has been a little bumpy, but a start nonetheless.  This month is hard for me, rooted in memories that seem like a lifetime ago.  Objectively, everything is going really well: Just got promoted to Technical Lead, all of our kids are doing fine (especially the baby), and Julia and I are communicating, even though we're not having sex. 

But I'm tired.  And cold.  And broke.

And there doesn't seem like there is an end in sight. 

Well, I guess the weather will warm up eventually, but in our area that's never guaranteed to be beach weather.  For me, the real issue is feeling like I have nothing to look forward to.  Julia and I have talked about going to Hawaii for Christmas this year, but we've already gone to Kawaii broke, which wasn't very fun.  At 52, I feel like my best years for making (and saving) money are long behind ne.  I recently found Forex trading, only to learn that copy trading (following another investor and copying his actual trades into your account) is illegal in the United States.  Yay.  I don't have enough time in my life to become an actual trader, so it seems likely that I won't be doing this.

Why would I want to?  Because we are paying close to 1,000 a month for our school loans.  Trading?  I wish.  Although I have to admit, my thoughts on making (taking) money run a little dark. 

Oh well.  No sex in this post heh, maybe the next.  😊

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.