We just finalized our Christmas plans last night, and I finished shopping yesterday, which is really late compared to typical years. Why you ask? Or maybe you don't, but I'm going to tell you anyway. Well, we have had a crazy last few months. Blane's job is going very well, but he is extremely busy. We have only been getting to see each other a few days every 3-4 weeks. That's not nearly enough and it is wearing on us. So, we had been tossing the idea around of me finding a job to work from home and be able to go with him everywhere or asking to be home based in my current job. The idea was just in discussion phase with Blane and I. Then, out of nowhere, my company was sold. I found out on 10/24 and was leaving the next morning to go to Vegas for an 11 day work trip. (Where, by the way, they were announcing the sale). Also, I turned 27 while there. Blane was supposed to fly out the second weekend of my trip but last minute had to cancel for work. So, I took a red eye, flew all night to see him.
Sandy hit the East Coast, and Blane got sent to
Washington D.C. to assess the damage. He was supposed to be home
for a week for Thanksgiving but wasn't able to between juggling his work
in D.C. and Louisville. Now, he is in New Jersey. He found out last
Wednesday he was going and left Louisville the next morning. I checked
flights for Friday (2 days after he found out where he was going) and
they were really cheap. So, I booked an impromptu flight to Philly and
spent the weekend with Blane in Philly/Jersey/NYC. It was a wonderful,
short trip and very needed for both of us.
Anyway, that's a lot
of background to tell you we are living kind of day-to-day. We make
plans but they don't always work. Which is very hard for me. I am such
an organized, OCD planner that basically not being able to plan is hard
for me. That being said, Blane will be home in 12 days. He is flying in
on our Anniversary!!!! We will get to spend our anniversary, Christmas,
and NYE together. We could not be more excited.
So, what am I
going to do now? Well, I'm not sure. I am in conversations with the
company that purchased us about continuing with the company and working
Our lease is up in 2 1/2 months. So, we will be moving. We're not exactly sure where. The only thing that we have decided on for sure is that we have to find a way to live together. This long distance thing is for the birds.
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