My best girlfriend here in Leipzig has been away for a few weeks and I miss our walks and talks. I miss seeing our girls play. I miss her sweets and insights.
Back at home in CO my girlfriends are having babies and getting married and I feel like I'm missing so much.
Jon has been busy with school and classmates (although this is already getting better and we're getting to see more of him :o)
...I've been happy.
Alessandra is thriving and becoming her own little person and I love seeing her grow and discover her world. It seems like there isn't a place she can't get into and when I need a little break I just plop her in Tigger.
Dotty seems to be doing well and Ripley seems to be doing better (although she's still barking but because of the lack of support from my neighbors in the last week I'm not as worried about upsetting them.)
We found an amazing babysitter which has allowed me to join Jon on some of his end of school get together and watching Jon doing karaoke with his friends definitely makes me happy.
...I've been stressed.
Our world is up in the air right now as we wait to see where Jon will get a job. I don't see the stress going away until we know where we will be going.
Money has been tight.
...I've been angry.
My stroller was stolen on Sunday night from inside my locked building. So it was one of my neighbors or one of their "visitors". The landlord won't do anything, the neighbors haven't said anything, and the police don't speak English so it has been a very frustrating process. Hopefully we can get the insurance money so we can get a new one soon.
...I've been making new friends.
One of my friends, Candace, told me about an English speaking Christian church here in Leipzig and we've been going for the last few weeks and I've been able to meet some new moms in the area.
...I've been frustrated.
I decided to start trying to lose weight and well, it's not happening.
...I've been tired.
I'm a mom and I don't see that changing anytime soon. :o)
...I've been sad.
The last few weeks at church and the families with young boys have made me miss my boy. It's hard to explain the ache I feel when I see little boys. I'm happy and I love seeing them play but the ache is still there.