Right at this moment I am sitting in the children’s are of our local library watching the boys play on a rainy morning. To any onlooker I probably look like the average millennial mom who is checked out on her phone instead of actively playing with them.
But the boys are perfectly content playing together and letting me pen this while I finish my coffee. And I am enjoying a break from being touched.
Almost a month ago I was let go from my job of almost 3.5 years. Right now we’re in a transition period, or as I think of it “a Zwischenzeit”. I’ve slipped into the role of being a stay-at-home mom while working through what our next steps for the upcoming changes are.
In the next week and a half:
- JP will be heading to Austria to teach for 6ish weeks
- My parents will be arriving to:
- Help up pack up and move to Houston!!
So yeah. We’re moving back to Texas. And the whole thing came together in less than two weeks. Holy lightspeed Batman. But things keep falling into place just right so it looks like God/fate/the brownie points want us to go in this direction.
Leaving Bloomington is going to be a little bittersweet — JP and I have been here since 2011, and both boys were born here. But Houston is also going to be wonderful because we’re going to be close to both sets of grandparents, and the boys will be able to meet and play with their two cousins (one per side) who both arrived at the end of last year. Plus, on a sillier note – ALL THE TEX MEX!!
So, here we are. The Zwischenzeit.
Now I’m off to read some books about dinosaurs and trucks 🙂