And Life Picks Up the Pace

Where to begin?

The last few weeks have proved to be jam-packed with events, and it’s kind of hard to organize into a coherent thought! So, list-form it is!

– Connecticut

While in Oregon, I found out that we are now slated to move to Connecticut! Due to a job suddenly opening up for my husband, Guam has become a distant second to our new trajectory. (With the military these things are never written in stone, so I still have to leave Guam in there as a minute possibility.) But, for all intents and purposes, at this time next year I will probably be writing from the beautiful coastal Northeast!

– Our 5th Wedding Anniversary!

I know I noted this at the end of my last post, but I feel it’s worth noting again. My husband and I went to dinner that evening at The Melting Pot, and we had a great experience there. We were seated in a private little room, and happened to be there on a day when they had a date night special! We were impressed by how classy it all felt, and really enjoyed a wonderful anniversary dinner together.Our 5th Anniversary dinner!

– Meat Loaf

Rockin' out to Meat Loaf!If you know me, you probably have encountered the fact that I’m a GIANT Meat Loaf fan. Giant. (I’ve actually had dreams about going on tour with him. More than once. On a fairly regular basis, actually.) This is a photo of me rocking out to Meat Loaf at a friend’s gathering:

This is a fairly common occurrence when there are gatherings + music in my life. I recently had an old friend (from elementary school) share a memory with me about my love of Meat Loaf: “I have this crystal clear memory of you swaying and singing to Meat Loaf in the school gym… Meat Loaf sets you free!”

And it’s true. Something about his music just strikes a chord inside me. I love it. I love him (although, not in a weird, stalker-ish way, promise).

Meat Loaf is pretty much the sound track to my life.

Which is why the event that occurred the day after my anniversary is so big!! You see, that day, tickets to his new show in Las Vegas went on sale. Not only are we going to the show in October, but…

Row loves her some Meat Loaf.Ladies and gents, I am going to MEET Meat Loaf!!!

In person.

And get my photo taken with him.

And for a few moments, speak to him.


Full stop.


My heart is racing at the prospect. I’m just ridiculously excited about this.

Just a little.

Clearly, there will be a blog post about the experience once it happens.



– Homeschooling Stuff

Through the last couple of weeks, I have been busy researching and creating new sources for my boys to use in our educational journey. From research about the homeschool laws of Connecticut, to finding new fantastically helpful web sites, to using word and excel to create new worksheets for the boys.

I have also been inspired into discovering the name of our homeschool! It came to me in an epiphany-like moment while adoring a good friend’s beautiful artistry. Just like that, it felt like our homeschool had been born! In the last few days I’ve created some school logos for us:

Academy of the World Tree logos (World Tree art courtesy Deven Rue)
“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” – Carl Sagan

It really makes me feel good to have this. Somehow it makes the impending schooling just that much more real to me. Maybe it’s silly (although, the discounts I’ll be able to get once I get an I.D. printed up aren’t silly!), but it’s true.

– Home Stuff

Over the last few weeks we’ve managed to have a ridiculous number of home maintenance people through our front door. One of them was here just before midnight until about two in the morning. Suffice it to say that once we get all of it taken care of, I’ll be happy to be done with that for a while. (Hear that, house gods? We would seriously appreciate a break from broken things for a while! Thanks!)

– The Loss of a Beloved PetFelix

When I was in the middle school, I came home one day to a happy surprise – my Aunt had brought home a kitten. His name was Felix, and he was ultra cute and full of energy. He and I romped and played on a daily basis. We had loads of fun together. And although I have not lived with them for quite a few years now, it doesn’t make it any easier to deal with his loss.

He passed this last weekend, on Saturday morning, and I packed the boys up and drove to be with my Aunt during this difficult time. Felix was a fantastic cat, and we have many fun memories of him. He lived a long, good life, and was loved by many.

We will never forget him, or how he captured our hearts so many years ago. He was our own comical, intelligent, part-wild, happy, softest-you’ve-ever-pet, one-of-a-kind kitty. ❤

– Life as Usual

Add all this to a husband that’s been traveling a lot for work (complete with delayed and canceled flights), and two little boys with their respective classes and appointments, and you can see why I’ve been feeling fairly busy.

From what I can see this will all continue over the next few weeks. I’ve got a wedding to attend next weekend (and a broomstick tradition to do there), the family tree to update for our reunion in September, meeting Meat Loaf in the beginning of October (!!!), a week-long vacation at the end of October, and then into the winter holidays with Thanksgiving and Yule, possibly more travel, and transitioning our little boys into big boy beds over the course of it all!!

I’ll keep you updated! In the mean time, I hope you’re having a lovely early autumn!

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