Christopher is right in saying I don’t acknowledge him much on my blog. So here goes:
Christopher has been a huge help lately. This morning alone he folded Laundry Mountain in our bedroom, cleaned the rest of the room and vacuumed. He also unloaded the dishwasher and gave Ben lots of love. Every night he has been home in time to put Ben to bed and play Phase 10 with Gavin. He has also started supervising Megan’s evening piano practice in a way that would make a Chinese mother proud.
One reason Christopher has had extra time to spend with the family is–wait for it–he quit his job! His last case at his consulting firm was just too much. After weeks of 15-, 18-, even 20-hour days, he got tired. After months of it, he got sick. Eventually, he decided it was his last case, and we started considering our options. Thankfully, his company has a “transition” period. His last day of work is Friday, then he gets 11 weeks full pay and benefits. He is actively searching for the “perfect” job, and already has received several offers. A few of these opportunities have been in Seattle. He’s flying out there soon for interviews. So it looks like we may be headed back.
I am happy to move back to Seattle. I always felt we’d end up back there eventually, and at this point, sooner rather than later is fine with me. When things become more official I’ll discuss more the pros and cons of leaving the South and going back to the Pacific Northwest.
But for now, things are once again moving. You can’t call us boring. One good thing about us is, if something in our life is not working, we change it. We don’t wait. Hopefully our next transition will go smoothly.
And here’s a picture of Megan, just because: