Can you tell that blogging is not high on my priority list anymore? I once loved it so much and now I hardly think of doing it. I don't check other's blogs as much anymore either. Tonight is actually the first night in a long time where I am trying to find things to do. And I really didn't even want to blog, but when I saw my last post was in August, well, that was just depressing.
And it won't be a very exciting one either. Our life is busy. Hubs with school, research and life. Me with a new position at work, keeping up the house, and life. We have adjusted into the routine, and it seems so long ago that our life was different. Time just keeps going by and there doesn't seem to be any way of stopping it. It just blows my mind when I sit and think about it. Wasn't it just a few weeks ago that Hubs was buried in dental school and we were newly married in Nebraska? Wasn't it just a yesterday that Hubs was practicing in Kansas and I was living the dream with a part-time job and coffee with the girls every week? Nope. We've been here 16 months and we only have 14 more to go. Without even knowing it, St. Louis became home and we've adjusted to this stage.
There have been new challenges here, one being my skin. You would think I was turning 13 instead of 29 in a few weeks if I didn't have so many eye wrinkles. But my skin has been more oily than ever and just when I think it is finally clearing up, it goes haywire. It is one of the most annoying things ever.
Now that I've rambled on about nothing, here is a blog post.
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Moving 13 times in your life keeps you from holding on to junk. Who wants to have to unpack and repack stuff that you didn't even use at the last house? And the worst is all those boxes of items we "just can't throw away" yet, we have no clue what is actually inside of them. Even when I think I have purged through our stuff, we end up with more. After this move, I limited myself to 1 box of items that I just couldn't throw away. Because we all will have our treasures that we want to hold on to.
Since we love to travel, I have really tried to steer clear of bringing home things that are just going to sit somewhere and get in the way - knick-knacky things. We try to pick out something that will last. A charm for my bracelet, or other jewelry; a painting or photo; or even a dish.
Some of my favorite treasures are from our trip to Israel. Hubs bought me a necklace with Roman glass, a charm for my bracelet and 2 scarves. The best part about them is that they don't get in my way, I get to wear them and I can keep them for a long time without having to dig through a box to remind me of the trip.