I think I mentioned that I went back to work middle of January after over 10 years of being at home. This has been a huge learning curve for the 3 of us. I did allow myself to get a cleaner and she helps for a few hours once a fortnight (every 2 weeks). We also have a landscaper come in to help with the pruning of the bushes in the back yard once every other month but for the most part I continue to try and run the house myself. How’s that going I hear you ask? Well the blog is even more behind the times than ever now and for that I apologise. Since last writing Kirsten and I had a wonderful week in Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan staying with our friends the Kelly family that we met on the Disney Cruise. I am sure, for those of you who read my daily diary you will remember the trials and tribulations of the family during the cruise and the fact that they had to leave the ship in Cabo. Everyone is doing fine and we were treated as part of the family. I keep telling them thank you as we had such a great time. Kirsten, not used to having siblings, was in her element with 4 for a week. By the end of the week she even had their names rather than calling them “brother” which I thought was cute. Jennifer certainly kept us busy for the week on top of keeping her household as close to routine as possible and this included: bowling; a trip to a Jungle Java; visiting local parks; a gymnastics class for Kirsten; and of course the Henry Ford museum
We had hoped to see a real snowfall. It was a little funny to watch Kirsten hop from snow pile to snow pile yelling “snow”. Hey, don’t forget she’s from the desert. She’s seen real snow once in her lifetime before this. We did get all excited when there was a severe weather warning threatening 6-8″ for the penultimate night but when we woke up there was a few inches of very wet snow that disappeared in a matter of hours so that was no good.
Now we’re getting ready for our next trip. This one is to go back and visit the family simultaneously celebrating my big 40! I can’t wait to see my sister and meet my nephew for the first time. He turned 1 on February 3rd. Some of you may remember the birth announcement I posted on the blog last year. He was born 3 weeks after we left from our last visit back at the start of 2011.
Apologies if I’ve forgotten to share anything with you. I know it’s going to be a while before the next time so please take care.