So it has been about two years since I last posted. When you have full-time jobs, part-time jobs, kids and babies and renovations and everything else that makes life “life”, trying to find time to blog about that life is difficult. But we are still here; and much has been going on. Pippa just turned 2 last week, Maggie is heading towards the end of her 1st grade year, and I am wrapping up my 10th year of teaching. I think almost daily about Yrppies and all the missed opportunities I have had to share our transition from uptown 2nd Street in Harrisburg, Pa to the outskirts of Klingerstown, PA. It has been an interesting one. Note-the suffix “town” is rather misleading, because in a town one would expect to find a gas station. Fill your tank up BEFORE you visit. However, there is a bar and a little shop that I hear sells great breakfast sandwiches. Really what else do you need? So part of the reason I have not met any of my self-imposed deadlines is because I absolutely have no idea how or where to start. Plus one of my worst traits is over promising and under delivering. So when something has to be cut, it usually something connected to my own time. However I finally decided to just start where we are now, and then fill in the blanks as I go. Lots of fun projects have been started, some have been finished. Lots of funny stories have happened, some have not been so funny. I still work from home as a cyber teacher, most of the time that is pretty awesome (when you work with awesome people online it almost seems as if they are there in the room with you). But there are times when the only having the chickens to hang out with at lunch is a little isolating.
I finally feel as if I am catching my breath, a bit, and also am reaching the point that I realize I need to actually focus on me a bit before I want to jump into traffic (which around here would be challenging, some days I swear only four wheelers and tractors go by). Anyway, blogging more, along with exercising more, eating more kale and putting laundry away as soon as I get it out of the dryer have been added to my Spring resolution list in order to gain a little “me” back (New Years has come and gone). Plus there are really some exciting things happening around the Yrppies homestead that I want to share. Someone talk me out of getting a milk goat. So for now, to honor my goal of keeping posts short with pics that do not have to be perfect, I will leave you with a hint about what my next post will feature. Can you guess what is in the box?