Digging Out

Things have been topsy-turvy here since my last post back at the beginning of September. Shortly after that post, Handyman Husband was offered a job as an engineer! Which was exciting! But unfortunately accepting the new job meant moving to a new city. With three small children. Right after Monster had started preschool and soccer. Not really ideal, right? However, it’d been more than a year since Handyman Husband had completed his Civil Engineering degree, so in the interest of his career, it made sense to accept the offer.

Which meant that in three weeks we had to find somewhere new to live, box up and move all our stuff, and put our house on the market. With lots of help from family, we were able to make it all happen. We found a new preschool for Monster, although we’ll just have to wait until spring to pick-up soccer again.

A little over a month in and I’m finally starting to feel a bit settled into our new place. We are renting for this year, while we get to learn the area (and sell or rent our house!). Which was a really good decision because we ended up renting in a new housing development that is rather rural. Living rural was a dream of mine about 10 years ago, but it appears my tastes have changed rather significantly in the last decade!

So far, Handyman Husband has been enjoying his new job. The kids are starting to adjust. The last month of naps has been hard with girls…they have really been fighting their afternoon naps since our move. Let’s just say I’m ready to throw in the towel and call it a day by about 6 pm every evening. Monster seems to be settling into the new preschool.



Digger truck!

Digger truck!


Yarn Along – Hat!

It’s been forever since I last blogged…shortly after my last post we had some major life changes and I’m still digging out from them! But I think about blogging often, so clearly I need to spend some time figuring out how to make this happen more often!

I’m not a Star Wars fan (seriously…I haven’t seen all the movies, lol), but Handyman Husband is. So of course he’s doing his best to make sure his children are too. 🙂 Monster is in need of a new winter hat, so I’m trying my hand at making him an R2-D2 hat. This is my third attempt! I ended up not liking the first pattern I tried so I ripped it out. Now I’m on pattern two, but I think I’m using the wrong weight yarn…I was half-finished with it but it wasn’t looking quite right, so I ripped it out again. I’m still following the second pattern, but I’ve made some modifications to it. So far I’m liking it! Hopefully I’ll be back here next week to update you on my progress. 😉

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As always, linking up with Ginny at Small Things.