The first milestone reached!

Those on my social media have already seen the news, but I’m going to share it here as well.  Sir Joshimus received his acceptance letter into the apprenticeship program!  And he got it on Friday, before my birthday on Saturday, and I’ll take it as an amazing birthday present for both of us.  Josh took off for my birthday since they’re currently doing 7-11s at the steam plant (7 days a week, 11 hours a day) and we spent the day looking at each other and just grinning.

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Update and Wait!

So I’ve been trying to get out of my waiting mindset that I had fallen into over the last few years.  And though the blog hasn’t much reflected that, I have been doing better.  Some, anyway.  I’m still really excited about the things that are coming in our near future, but I’ve been working to enjoy the time we’ve got now and the crazy adventure we’re having already.  So where are we?

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When it rains…

On Thursday night, one of our neighbors back into our car, denting the fender and scratching it all to hell.  We weren’t in the car when it happened, so we’re both fine, and Eddie Mae was still able to be driven.  Ish.  But I’ll get to that.  We contacted our insurance and gave them the neighbor’s insurance information and waited through the weekend (we had a weekend!!) to hear back from them as to what our next steps needed to be.

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A Big Change

Hello, my beautiful goobers.  I’ve been quiet so far this year on this blog.  I occasionally rarely post pictures over on Instagram and slightly more often over on Tumblr, but there’s been too much to say, and not enough words to say it.  Now, I feel like I can speak again.  Our little family has some big news, but first, let me recap a little so you know where we were coming into 2018. Continue reading

Welcome to 2017!

So it’s been really quiet over here on the Spiral Charmed blog, but I promise we’re still here and we’re still chugging along.  And 2017 is set to be an exciting year for Sir Joshimus and I.  I’ve talked off and on about our ultimate goal – rural living in the mountains of North Carolina.  When we first got to Alabama, we thought it would be a year or two before we made it up.

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What makes marriage

Sir Joshimus Rex is at work this evening for the first time in nearly a week.  The hardest part about having him all to myself for any stretch of time is making ourselves interact with other people and today.  Because now he’s back at work and I’m at home without him.  I know that work is important to pay our bills and all of that, but it’s hard to remember when I have to say goodbye to him again. Continue reading

The Struggle

This year on Father’s Day, I didn’t contact my father.  My mother texted me to tell me to do so, and I ignored it.  Sir Joshimus and I were getting ready to go on vacation, so I simply shut off my cell phone.  Because the idea of calling my father and wishing him well made my stomach turn.  And the fact that my mother, whom I hadn’t talked to since MARCH texted me for that made it worse. Continue reading

Pushing forward when life pushes you back

Over the last four years – though some would say as many as six – every time we’ve been on the verge of moving forward, we’ve been pushed back.  What was hopefully only going to be a couple of years has turned into five.  And now, that we are on the brink of leaving once more, it’s turned into six.  And for a few days, it was like a brick through a glass wall – I crumbled. Continue reading