Like a moth to the flame, I’m back.
Things have been fairly hectic, and I haven’t had the time to keep up with everyone’s blogs, which made me feel like a bad friend/blogger/human being. Plus, rather than write short, crappy blog posts, I would rather just wait until things simmer down and I have the time to write quality blog posts again.
Turns out, that will never happen. (also turns out I never had quality posts in the first place – touché!)
I am now half way through my “6 months of stupid” as Bobbi calls it. That means I have been at my new job for 3 months, and it is still a huge challenge to try and master so many new, engineering-heavy things. I have strategically started to make alliances by keeping Hershey’s kisses on my desk, and it seems to be working. Straight to the top, this one!
Matt also started a new job a few weeks ago! I have been trying to help out as much as I can with the pup and general chores to take some of the burden off of him, but either way, it’s a lot of change for us. Good change, but change all the less. The main issue with Matt’s job is that the commute is horrendous. Which leads to the next big change.
Matt and I are leaving Chicago. I didn’t even want to type it, because that just makes it real. Although we are moving next weekend, so it’s already pretty freaking real. I have lived in Chicago for the past 10 years, and the thought of leaving makes me really sad. But, I also always knew that Matt does not love Chicago the way I do. The traffic, the crime, the noise, has always bothered him, and he has put up with it for me. So now, I will be experiencing all that the west suburbs has to offer for him. (Spoiler: it’s Olive Gardens. Lots of em.) So, as I begrudgingly swap the Lakefront Path for the Prairie Path, I am basically looking for people still in the city to not forget me, because basically I am only 20 miles away, and honestly, I can run that far if need be.
Most importantly, what does Waffles think about all this?
“Hey guys. Waffles here! So you might have heard I’m moving, and the truth is, I am pretty psyched. I will now have my very own fenced yard to poop in, and there is a tree to lure squirrels. Stupid squirrels. Mom has been moping around talking about how much she will miss everything, but I don’t get it. Every week she would whine about parking tickets and rush hour traffic. Sure I will miss my city friends, but I am pretty cute and make friends easily. Plus, mom and dad are getting me a year pass to the Dupage county off-leash dog park system! There are also lots of nature trails, which I love to run on. I hear the food is not the same, but to be quite honest, I ate a stick of body glide last week, so my tastes are questionable at best. And, just to make sure I can visit Chicago anytime I want, I am learning how to drive. Mom says I am already better than half the drivers in Chicago!”