I owe everyone an apology and a thank you. First, although I announced I was back (and I truly thought I was at the time), stuff came up and side tracked me (I'll elaborate on some of the "stuff" in a later post). Second, I have gotten numerous emails requesting to follow my new blog on Andrea Revitalized, which I have yet to post one, single post on. I don't know if I even will. This kind of is "home" to me, and I don't know if I even have a desire to write there.
The emails I have gotten really, truly touched me. It means so much to me that so many wonderful people have such an interest and genuine concern with what's happening with the kids and I, and that I've reached so many with just what I've written here. It was so nice to get a little peek into the lives of the people that have been reading about us. I haven't had a chance to reply to one email yet in all this time, but that doesn't mean I haven't thought about each and every one I've received. I just haven't been good at returning emails, phone calls, etc. with all that's been going on the past - well, year. At least.
We've moved again (in June), and the kids and I are happy where we are. I think we have finally found "home." We have been busy getting settled, starting yet another new school and finding another "normal" for us. This is the last move until the kids go off to college or they move out for some other reason. We are all happy here and once again, we have been blessed with wonderful neighbors. I'm even finally getting settled enough that I just bought a calendar and for the first time in nearly 4 years, I'm updating it with birthdays, anniversaries, and all other important dates I want and need to remember. I even sent my sister's birthday card out BEFORE her birthday. I don't think I've sent anything out on time before either the due date (like bills, for example) or the actual date of someone's birthday. Terrible, I know. But this just goes to show I'm finally getting my act together!
As a more recent update, we faired extremely well with Hurricane Sandy and somehow managed to not even lose power. All is well here, and I feel very blessed for our good fortune!
I'm sorry this is brief, but I wanted to at least let everyone know we're still alive and kicking, and doing well!