So, the blog has been pretty much silent since February although not forgotten. There are a couple of posts in my drafts that may be posted in the next couple of weeks when they’ve been amended and completed. I have thought about the blog and been keeping up with the posts in my reader on a regular basis. I just haven’t taken the time to sit down and write anything new to the point where I thought I could hit the publish button.
To answer the question of where I’ve been I shouldn’t need to go into too much detail – I’ve been caught up in the whirlwind of getting married and settling into this new way of life. Our wedding was on the first Saturday in April and Fiance must now become Husband. I’ve had a little over 10 weeks to adjust to the new surname and the new home although a lot of what we do now we did before and some days I have to remind myself that it actually did happen.
We had a brilliant day and a gorgeous honeymoon, six days in a cottage in Scotland. We had the best start possible to our married life and for that I am very thankful. Lots of friends and family made a huge difference to our day. I couldn’t imagine doing it all again with a massive budget and spending ridiculous amounts on things, our wedding on a shoestring was perfect for us.
I’ve spent some time thinking about the future, perhaps wallowing a bit in some of the negative stuff that comes from not having a job. I could have been getting out and doing more but I wasn’t in the mood. As wonderful as the wedding and our life together is the financial constraints and other boundaries that form when you’ve been unemployed for any amount of time are still there and as we plan for out future life together I’d like to be able to say I felt I was really contributing and not just trying to keep our home reasonably tidy and providing baked goods to satisfy sweet teeth.
I’m sure that there’s a job out there and God’s got it all in hand so I’ll keep my eyes and ears peeled and be on the look out for it. I think I’m at a place now where I will look at my options for volunteering at church or in the charity shops etc in our town and maybe that will help to open the door God’s got waiting for me.
In the meantime I’ve got time on my hands and a blog to get back to. I have a few retrospective pieces waiting to be written and I’m sure life will start being a little more bloggable again soon. Keep your eyes open for the next blog post, I promise you won’t have to wait so long again.