Life Update

  1. We still do not know if we are moving to England, but for a number of reasons that I can’t yet discuss online, it is looking less and less likely.  i’m bummed out about it, but there’s not much I can do at this point.  The only thing for sure is that our immediate life is in the states, which at least will be for the next several months.  We probably won’t know anything definite for quite some time, but when we do you’ll be the first to know.
  2. Item #1 makes me wonder if I should keep updating this blog.  I’ve decided that I should as writing often makes me a happier person, although for now topics will probably be a hodge-podge of stuff probably unrelated with the UK.  I feel like a poser when the blog is called “American Mum”, but what can I do…
  3. I’ve been busy in life doing actual work for which I’ll recieve money.  My family’s company needs a new web site.  The hack who created the last one really dropped the ball when she quit working four years ago.  (Pause.)  Fine, yes, that hack was me.  But what is better than reaping financial rewards from my own past mistakes?  I’ve spent a few hours updating content and putting everything on a new template, which once approved will hold us until Rich and I can hire a real interactive design company to do the “real” web design in the next few months.
  4. How do at-home working parents find the time to work and take care of/joy in their kids?
  5. FedEx came through for us the day after my last post.  No harm done – the kids didn’t seem to mind in the least that they had to have FOUR Christmases.  It has occurred to me that they probably would have been totally stoked to get just a stocking full of nonsense from Santa and that’s it.  But I’m not thinking about that too hard or my practical (read: cheap) side will start screaming.
  6. Because of the Christmas carnage, we have had to clear out the old to make way for the new.  On Christmas Eve instead of going to mass, we donated a truckload of old toys to our local hospital’s pediatrics department.  When Siena was there just about a year ago, they only had a handful of old toys for her to play with.  The whole family left with much, much more in the Christmas spirit than all that stand/sit/kneel/sing stuff could have provided.
  7. Even after the hospital giveaway, more stuff must be disposed of.  Garage sales in January are unheard of in these parts, so I’m looking into dropping it all off at a consignment store.  Lots of baby/kids gear to be had for cheap – anyone interested?
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1 Response to “Life Update”


  1. 1 Wren January 9, 2007 at 2:06 am

    I discovered your blog just recently, and have had the best time tripping through the old posts about “merry old England”. I am an Anglophile myself, and found your accounts fascinating. I hate to hear that you may not be moving there after all, but you know, things will be what they will. I definitely do not think that you should discontinue your blog, it’ll be interesting to find out whether or not you end up in the UK, and your daily life of course is always worth writing about either way. I always believed that everyone has a book, a story, something to give. You’ll remain high on my list of blogging bookmarks!


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