Saturday, May 25, 2013

I'm baaaaaaaack!

So first off, I want to apologize to everyone for the long silence.  I decided to take a little break to move back to Denver, and the last 2 months have been fairly busy with the packing & moving & unpacking.  But now we're getting settled in, and since I am not working at the moment, I have the time to start blogging again.

I'm going to start off with some city shock- some of you may know that for the last 8 years Husband & I have been living in the country.  And not just any country, but the Western Slope of Colorado.  This is a place where good dining & shopping were and hour and a half away, the favorite pastime was drinking, and you saw more cows than people.  Now we're back in our old home in the big city, and the changes that have taken place are confusing & more than a little annoying.

First, there is the new houses and shopping areas that have built up just north of us where once there were fields.  Now, it was cool to find out that Victoria's Secret was less than 2 miles from my house, (and that might cause a problem later), but when we last lived in the city, we kept moving further and further north just to be closer to the we're smack in the middle of the city.

Yep, that looks about right.

Then there's the traffic.  OMG I forgot how crappy the traffic is!  Husband put it this way:  You have to drive like you believe everyone is on crack & trying to kill you when you're driving around here.  Which appears to be so very true.  Not that it wasn't before, but it seems much worse now.

And how about neighbors?  Yeah, it's been 8 years since we've had neighbors and not fields around us to buffer our zone & allow me to play music and guitar hero at top volume.  I'm pretty sure our neighbors would not appreciate a midnight concert of Nirvana & Dethklok here!

Damn straight!

So, for the first week we were back I seriously had some agoraphobia- I seriously got anxious just thinking about leaving the house.  And it doesn't help when everything looks different when you step out your front door.

And then, there's living in this house again.  It has been 8 years!  Last time we were here the kids were in their teens.  For the first week it was like a surreal case of deja vu!  I kept thinking the kids would come down the stairs, or I would hear video games from the basement.  It was seriously messing with my head!

But now things are settling down, we've been out with friends, or just out, more in the last 2 weeks than we have been in the last 6 months, and that's definitely a good thing- one of the things I missed most about living in the country actually.

So, I guess this will work out, as soon as I find a job that is, & now that we're here, I'll keep the posts coming!

Remember, it's just a ride.