My beautiful, strong-willed, totally distinct twin girls turned 2 in September, I have so much to say about these lovely little girls! (We’ll get to that, maybe not as much in this first post as I would like).
I don’t even remember the last time I posted, or how long it’s been since I have archived all my previous posts. Let’s just say, I have a love/hate relationship with the internet when it comes to sharing my personal life. But I thought I might post an update and reconnect with this community a bit.
Life is not easy at the moment, currently I am unable to sleep for the third night straight and I am sick with bronchitis. One of my girls got sent home from Montessori today and the doctor confirmed she has pink eye. Last week, on the way home from Austin, a deer ran out in front of our new CX-9 and we had no choice but to hit it, fortunately we had no (human) injuries, just 4 hours on the side of the road waiting for AAA towing services. We lost both of our commuter cars we had hung onto for 10 and 13 years in the last few months, one which was in a crash with a speeding tow truck (ironically, responding to an accident) and the other flooded in Hurricane Harvey. Fortunately, and by some miracle, our home stayed dry in the hurricane! Losing the two cars so close together led my husband to accept contract work that has him working out of town for at least 6 months, for the time being, we only get to have him home one day a week. When he decided to take the contract work, I decided it was time to re-home our beloved, 5 year old Goldendoodle (bite history with one of my babies). She is an incredibly smart and loving dog, but was just not compatible with young kids no matter how hard we tried with a 6-week behavioral modification training and giving it lots of time, patience, and of boundaries until they got more comfortable around each other. Although I know it is the right decision for her to be with this family whose kids are grown and have lots of time and attention to devote to her, my heart is totally shattered in her absence as I don’t think I could have (or will ever have) a more loving and deeply connected bond with a pet. It feels weird to even call her a pet, she is so much more than that to me, she is family and I am glad to have an open connection with her adoptive family.
On a positive note, my work is pretty fulfilling right now, and you guys, I finally have an office…like with walls and doors! Goodbye open-concept cubicle life! My kids are healthy, happy, and learning so much every day. I started work on a master’s degree (MBA) this semester, before all of that in the previous paragraph went down. I am about to complete my second course. So far, I have found it to be a very rewarding experience with so much applicability to past experience and future career goals. It might take me three years to complete, because I am not willing to be a crummy mom, employee, or wife just for the sake of a higher degree. It’s nice to be wise enough to know my limits and set a reasonable pace!
Despite the girls going through some (normal) adjustments to these big changes and me being outnumbered by two year olds these days, they are pretty happy and incredible human beings that enrich my life’s purpose and joy beyond measure. I can’t wait to tell you more about each of these beauties; for now, I will leave you with a few recent pictures.