Changes. . .

5 Dec

Well. Nanowrimo, also known as National Month Of Writing Failure, went about as well as can be expected when you sincerely believe you are going to write 50,000 words on an iPhone. Yes. On an iPhone. Because I’m not being cute when I say I’m crazy. I’m really basically crazy. I’ve been computer-less for a while and have been writing papers, emails – pretty much every thing – on my phone. I’m sitting in front of a friend’s computer screen right now, and my eyes are all “What the what is all this space we have to roam??”

Go ahead, little eyeballs. Roam away.

Speaking of roaming, and space – I’m moving to Texas. 

In 17 days.

For real this time.

One of the children I nanny is starting a new school program soon, and there really wasn’t a full-time nanny job available for me in the Tulsa area. And I need to eat. And pay bills. And finish school. So it’s back to Texas with me. I have a handful of nanny interviews in the DFW area, so HELLO to any of my readers in Dallas. 

I’m actually going to miss Tulsa. I’m leaving a lot of wonderful people behind, and it’ll be hard to say goodbye. I got teary-eyed today picking the kids up from school, as I realized I’m only going to do that a handful of times before I leave. I’m not sure if that’s a testament to my emotional instability as of late, my current off-the-charts estrogen production, or me falling off the deep end – because pick-up is a pain.

I keep spanning the spectrum between crying into my pillow over leaving Tulsa and everyone in it and being giddily excited at only having a few weeks left before I’m back in Texas, and that’s usually occurring while I’m supposed to be packing and purging (clothes, not food. I’m not that much of a ballerina). 

What are your plans for Advent and Christmas?




5 Responses to “Changes. . .”

  1. Cléo December 6, 2011 at 8:01 am #

    Leaving and saying goodbye (or: see you soon/later) IS hard! Do cry over it, otherwise you’d get, well, sick?
    Here in the small country of Belgium, distances between ‘provinces’ are nothing compared to the distances in the USA, where you move from one (big!) ‘state’ to another.
    Will you be celebrating Christmas with your family? Will you still be able to celebrate a part of Advent with your godfamily?
    As it is me and my husband’s first Advent time as Catholics, we try to ‘do it’ as best we can. Purple decorations, the four candles, some Gregorian Advent music, not to much noise and candy before it’s actually Christmastime, … (Windowshopping might get you confused though: isn’t Christmas actually in mid-october this year?!) And on Christmas’ Eve, we’re going to midnight mass in our home parish (also a first!) Last year we couldn’t attend, because most parts around the parish were snowed in. Romantic, yes, to some degree. Today, december 6th, we celebrate St. Nicholas of Myra, ‘Sinterklaas’ in the Low Countries (We put shoes next to the open fireplace – you guys hang stockings for ‘Santa’). It has long been one of the most popular pre-Christmas celebrations in Europe en Russia. Protestants have tried to ban the feast in the Netherlands, without succes 🙂

  2. Kimberlie December 6, 2011 at 9:15 am #

    WAAAAAHHHH! Those are my plans for Advent and Christmas. I will be crying over the fact that you are moving to Texas and I can’t say, “Hey Kassie, what are you doing tomorrow night? Want to come over and hang out with me so we can catch up?” My kids are going to be crying because they LOOOOVVVVEEEE you! (I love you too that goes without saying) But I know that moving to Texas is the grown-up thing for you to do – bills and responsibilities and all. Bleh.

    Call me when you get a moment so we can hang out. 🙂

  3. priestswife December 6, 2011 at 3:37 pm #

    wow- good luck on the move- do you have a studio to jump into?

  4. K.L.B. December 7, 2011 at 12:59 am #

    What consideration have you given to using Dragon Dictation? Talk, copy, paste, edit. Done.

  5. Becky December 8, 2011 at 8:37 pm #

    Yay – Texas!! Hope your transition goes well! Maybe we’ll run into each other sometime 🙂

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