Christmas is over and done with, and even though we did some really fun Christmas like things, now that Christmas is over, it just didn’t seem very Christmas like. I think it’s tough since we don’t have any family nearby. My cousin just moved to this state from across the country, but we aren’t terribly close I’d have to say, but it’s been really nice spending time with her. All the rest of my family lives on the east coast, and while it’s so nice to have Skype and all that, things aren’t the same. It was pretty sad skyping my mom and sister while they opened their presents with a poor connection, and not being there in person.
I do have to say, that for me, I’ve always had more fun giving presents at Christmas time. This year, my wife was on point and really got me the most perfect gifts. I love her so much.
I can’t help but feel like maybe Christmas is better with kids. One of those things of getting to experience it through their eyes. I’ve been a little down lately for a lot of reasons. We are still waiting to be matched. I honestly had absolutely no clue it was going to take this long. I must have had some weird misconception that even though supposedly there are a ton of legally free children in foster care, it can still take over a year to get matched. Honestly, I’m starting to get a little downtrodden about it, and I just don’t know.
In the middle of December my wife and I went to Portland for a craft fair event I signed up to be a vendor at, and she brought up the idea of her trying to get pregnant. Honestly? I am all for it. The only worry I have is that she is a contract worker, so that would literally be, what? No maternity leave at all? In fact, she may even end up having to PAY to have someone cover her work. Insane. I’m going to call our RE’s office tomorrow, and get her setup to have the tests run and all that fun stuff. I’m trying not to get excited at this prospect, because you just never know.
On top of all my blahs, I’ve been dealing with my weight gain. In 2014 I lost 100lbs. In 2015 I gained it all back and more. I have an issue with food addiction, and I’m looking to find a counselor because I don’t want to do the program I did before to lose the weight.
Also, I had a very successful Etsy shop, and I converted everything over to my own website domain, and I’m struggling with getting traffic and sales, but it’s only been a week or so. I’ve literally spent all day long the past 3 days working on SEO for my shopify site, and I’m really hoping that helps.
So, that’s my update.