I'm back home now, amid all the chaotic feelings and the rubble of my life. *groan* I can be pretty dramatic when I want to be. Seriously, I just want things to settle down into the daily grind that it used to be back before January. Take Maya to school, go to Nadia's playgroup, work at Maya's school, go to my volunteer meetings, scrapbook with friends and have an occasional MOMS Night Out with other mommy friends. I've sort of gotten back to that, but with a very short timelimit. Looks like we'll be heading back to Seoul around June 20th. Maya graduates from preschool *sniffle* on June 12th and her last day is June 16th. So many people are looking forward to the lazy days of summer. That's a funny one, isn't it? LOL
So, I can't believe that it has only been a month since the kids and I left Korea. Only a month! In that time, we've gone to Seattle to visit my parents and my sister's family. My nephew turned a year old on May 1st, hence the trip up there. Had a great time with them, my nephew, Akash, is a cutie! He got his head shaved on his first birthday (as is the custom in my brother-in-law's family) and Akash is cuter bald! LOL What do you think?
We were in Seattle from April 20th to May 9th. Those 2 1/2 weeks flew by. I can't believe that it is already May...didn't we just celebrate New Year's eve at Angela's house? Seems like a lifetime ago...one day we're celebrating the new year and the next we're preparing to move to Korea. Yes, 5 months and I'm still in shock. Now, however, I just want our family to be together again. Chris is still in Seoul and I hate being away from him. Especially after the kids are in bed. The house is much too quiet and when I turn off the lights to go to bed myself, the bed feels way too big. And I actually don't turn off all the lights. Sheesh, what a wimp I've turned into. I used to love having the house to myself. And even now, I say that I would rather have the house to myself for a few hours than go out by myself. But of course, I know that that is a dream with two little kids, and I know it wouldn't happen at night.
Anyway, I am ready to get this move over with (although packing and dealing with details, that's another story...) and want to settle down into a routine again, even if it is a new one. I just want to get into my new stage of life...get back there, get Maya enrolled into school, get our permanent housing situated and enroll myself into a Korean class. And start buidling a life again.