I bet you thought this blog would follow the trail of the many blogs I’ve left behind in the past, well I fooled you, didn’t I? I actually think about blogging often, but just haven’t sat down to blog. My goal is to be a better blogger in 2019.
In the distant, distant, distant future, when I’m no longer on this earth, I hate the thought of my life being encapsulated on Facebook, who knows what FB will even be (remember MySpace?). That is a major reason I want to blog more. I am also going to go thru my old blogs, and put them somewhere more accessible.
Life in the UK has been wonderful! There really hasn’t been much of an adjustment period since I’ve spent so much time here in the past couple of years. It’s funny how my being from America is such a conversation starter. Arran just sits there as I yap away with some random strangers since they’re always asking me where I’m from. I love how people enjoy my American accent since I’ve never really been a fan of my voice (it doesn’t stop me from talking :)).
Since I’ve always enjoyed my alone time, I thought I’d be one of those gals who would happily send my husband off to do whatever he wanted while I enjoyed my quite time. Nope! I am one of those gals who absolutely loves spending all of my time with my partner. I would say, other than work, Arran and I spend 95% of our time together and we’re not sick of each other! Give it time, I’m sure you’re all saying.
What do we do with our time? We watch tv together a lot. We always have one or two shows we watch together (and I binge a ton when he’s at work since I like to have the tv on when I’m working). We also watch anime, something I’ve never been into before him but he’s worked hard to find stories he thinks I’ll enjoy. My last post talked about how we started playing video games together. We still do that and I’m still the addict, always wanting to play. We have moved on from the cute, Don’t Starve Together to the bloody, The Forest (it features cannibals and mutants). I wasn’t going to play with him but I told him, if he could get Nancy (who’s a scaredy cat like me) to agree to play, then I would play. She agreed enthusiastically because she loves Arran so I agreed to play. Guess who hasn’t played with us? 120 days into our world and I’m finally starting to learn to fight the cannibals instead of running in terror. We also cook a lot. I’m going to add recipes to this blog, I really am! We also have Arran’s 10 year old brother come over every Friday to eat and play games. It’s been wonderful to develop a relationship with Kyle, since I can’t be around my nephews and nieces (there are now 2 nieces since my brother and sister-on-law just had a baby, so exciting!). We also joined a gym. It’s a 10 minute walk from the house so no excuses! We’re going to get healthy in the New Year. We’re also going to get out and explore more as well, when the weather gets better. That’s our life in a quick nutshell.
Feeling so happy and content in my life, I spend a lot of time thinking about the future. We have no control over when we leave this earth but we do have control over how we live our lives. It’s unrealistic to live every day as if it’s our last day on earth but we could live our lives as if our time is limited and enjoy those moments with our family and friends as if they were precious, because they are. I wish joy and happiness to all of you for the New Year. <3