Sunday, April 18, 2010

Life Continues

Life continues to be on hold for the most part. I go to work, I come home, maybe play a game, maybe work on some freelance work, sleep, repeat. It's funny because I'm not bitter about what my life is like at the moment, but I'm not happy about it either. I like that I have a job and am getting a paycheck -- and that I'm learning things, but I really don't have anything meaningful happening in my life, so I don't have much to post about here. Sorry about that, but really, if you want to know what I'm doing every day, go re-read the second sentence above. I wish I had more to tell you.

I actively look for work back in Seattle, but things are very sparse at the moment. Only a handful of positions at any of the companies in the area and so far I've had no luck with any of them. I will continue to look, and hopefully sometime in the next few months I'll be able to get back to Seattle, but I don't know when that'll be.

I want to live in my home with my wife. I want to get on with my life. This... existing is fine, there are moments of fun, but really, my life is pretty devoid of any real meaning at the moment. I foresee that being the case until I move home again. As the saying goes, "If you're going through Hell... keep going." This is hardly Hell, but I'll keep going all the same.

I'm so damn cheery lately, aren't I?

A couple things today made me happy. It was my dad's birthday; he turned 71, which I can hardly believe. It's difficult to talk to him on the phone because his hearing is so bad, but we chatted for a bit and that was nice. He wants so very badly to connect with me on a meaningful level, but I don't think he understands that I love him even if we don't have a lot to talk about. He's a good guy and I know how hard he worked and what he gave up to provide for our family. At the time I didn't really understand how hard things were for him and Mom, but now I look back and I have a pretty good idea. He's done good by me and I love him for it. Happy birthday, Dad!

Second, I talked to Julia a couple of times today and yesterday. She's so fun to talk to when she's excited and motivated! The weather in Seattle has been nice enough that she's been able to get out and work in the yard, which she enjoys immensely. It's so fun to hear her talk about her time in the garden and it's amazing how much she's done. The front and backyard really are amazing, especially this time of year when everything is coming up and in bloom. Gardening is her passion and I help out, but really, everything nice about the yard is her doing. I'm just the muscle. Anyway, she was telling me she planted a bunch of seeds in the few open spots left in the yard. Seeds that will hopefully be sprouting in a few weeks and then turning into full-blown flowers by early summer -- including some 12-foot-tall sunflowers! I'm sure we'll be back in the yard next weekend when I'm home.

Third, I found some really good tea and I'm enjoying a cup of it right now.

Let me know if you find a job for me in the Seattle area.


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