Sunday, August 19, 2012

Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder...

I've been waiting a little while to update the blog.  Now that everything has already hit the fan and the fallout is mostly done with, I can finally stop being cryptic on the blog and just put it all out there.  There has been a lot going on in my life lately. 

Probably the understatement of the year.

Some things are still very personal and few people know about them, others aren't mine to share, but life has definitely changed over the past few months.  Adam, my husband of nine years, and I got a divorce.  It had been coming for a little while and though not terribly unexpected, it was still difficult and painful to go through. 

I then bought a house.  Turns out that finding an appropriately sized rental house that will allow not only three dogs, but two of which are over 40 lbs. is rather difficult.  Not keeping all three of my dogs was NOT an option.  Period.  We moved into our new home last weekend and are all adjusting to our new life.  At this point, I dare say that we are all growing to love it.  The street is MUCH quieter, with less things for Heffner to bark at and he seems more settled within the house than he did at the old house.  Though he's still mostly glued to my side, he's starting to realize that I really don't need a chaperone EVER WHERE within the house.  The house is also one story which makes me much happier as these guys start to get older.  Bess is adjusting the the living room floor.  She's texture sensitive and the flooring in the living room is her absolute least favorite.  But she will actually walk on it now, albeit hesitatingly.  And Ruthie has only had two accidents within the house.  This past week has been weird with getting things unpacked, set up, and figuring out what I need to buy immediately and what can wait.  Now that we're more settled, I'm definitely looking forward to getting back to a more normal routine for us starting this week.

Work is still crazy busy.  On the up side, it's job security.  On the down side, we don't have enough people on board for our impending work load and that has me a bit stressed.  So I just try and take it one day at a time.  Thankfully I work with really awesome people, so it makes things so much easier. 

I have been very fortunate during this difficult time in my life to have a great support system around me.  People who were there for me no matter what in whatever way they could.  It helped me immensely to get through all of this.

While things aren't entirely back to normal, we're getting there.  I'm looking forward to putting more effort back into the blog again!  I really enjoyed posting and I have missed it over the past several months.  I hope that everyone is doing well and I look forward to hearing from everyone as well as starting to follow the blogs that I've loved reading!!


bbes tribe said...

Life does have a way at coming at us and we deal with it. Sometimes it is much harder than we would like BUT when we get thru it, we sometimes find we are strongeer for it and can handle more than we ever thought of. Good to find you back and getting settled. Hope you stop by to visit once in a while.
Barb for the Clampet pack

Chianti's Mom said...

Hey Lindsay that's a tough thing to go through! It's different for everyone but I've been there too. Life is full of chapters of adventure: Embrace it :) I'm glad you were able to get a house suitable for the dogs. Take care.

Amy / Layla the Malamute said...

I noticed the name change on Facebook but didn't think much of it. I hope you have happiness in the next chapter of your life and your new home! It sounds like a nice place, and if you like your neighbors that's even better. I know what you mean about work too. Hope to read more of the adventures of you and your 3 dogs soon!

Mango said...

Don't know what to say other than to wish you well moving forward. Sounds like a very rough time.

Glad to see you back, glad the dogs are adjusting to their new estate. Hope you are well too.

Mango Momma

brooke said...

I feel like 2012 is the year of big changes. Glad to see youre back to blogging and I hope everything settles down for you. Ive missed seeing updates on Bess and Heffner, although with our big move, I've been slacking on the blogging (and commenting)department as well.

Jennifer H. said...

SO happy you are back!!!! I've missed hearing about what you and your pups!!

I am sorry to hear about your divorce. I am sure life has been quite a bumpy ride lately. Hang in there!

MurphyDog said...

Mom has been horrible about keeping up with blogging now that we have a FB page. Just now reading about your major life changes. So sorry to hear about your newly single status, but glad to hear the dogs are still with you.

Hopefully she'll get better about keeping me up to date!

wags, wiggles & slobbers