It's been so long since I've blogged that I've forgotten how! I used to be able to just sign in and blog without having to think about each step, but I find myself sitting here this morning having to do it step by step. It's been far too long...
Summer of '08... sold our home in Nova Scotia... drove with my parents through New England... stayed with my cousin Karen for most of August... found and fell in love with a condo... managed to buy it and get my Mom and Dad moved in before September started... got them all settled in and hopefully used to the new way of life... enjoyed being a bit lazy for a week or two... and flew back here to Albania, arriving yesterday afternoon.
My feelings were mixed. I wanted to stay in Toronto and I wanted to be back in Tirana. Flying home I gulped down the overwhelming sadness of leaving my family behind. I felt closer to my kids than I have in quite some time, both of them now live in Toronto and I was so very lucky to have been able to spend lots of time with each of them. I love you two.
But coming through the arrival doors at the airport here in Albania, I knew I was in the place where I am supposed to be- back in the arms of my sweetheart. Nothing feels more right, and nothing feels more wonderful. I am so blessed to be his partner in life. Lucky me!
And once again my life begins to get busy. Meetings, dinners, parties, and a few vacations are already filling up my calendar. After 3 months of very few things on my agenda it feels good to see my week spread before me with many appointments written in bright green ink. I have things to do, places to go, and people to meet, and I'm going to share it all with you right here. Let's get started!!
On today's agenda:
Lunch with The Big P
Board meeting for TWIG
Grocery shopping (the cupboards are so bare I feel like Old Mother Hubbard!)