Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Changes. Bikes. Cats. Nephews. Homework. Etc.

Yooooooo. 


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So. Starting next month, there's going to be some pretty huge changes around these parts. In no particular order, they are: 


- we're going to be spending a whole lot of time with these. AKA I'm going to be getting my butt back into shape and making Husband come with me.
- I'm accepting sponsors again. Heaven help me, I decided to start sponsorship again. I have ONE feature spot, THREE medium, and TWO small left. Let me know if you want one. Don't worry, though - my blog will not be taken over by guest posts - it is my blog, and it will stay that way.
- we're going to be homeless and car-less. We have no idea where we're going to live. We thought we'd be moving to Buffalo, NY, but now we may not have to, so we're in the middle of a waiting game. 


- I'm going to be doing a whole lot of this. I have a feeling that grad school is going to kick my butt.
- I'm going to spend time with this guy. Hopefully he remembers me.
- and this guy. I will cry if he hates me/ doesn't know who I am.
- we will be sleeping on a bed big enough for two giants. Halle-freaking-lujah. I think I would have died if I had to sleep on a double any longer.
- a new blog design and some new bloggy features. When life changes come... so do blog changes.

So... I don't know if you caught on, but we're going home. It's about a month and a half earlier than we were supposed to, but we had some problems with our plane tickets, and I'm kind of really upset about it. I've avoided the topic here because we had some big travel plans that got thrown out the window with the news that we were headed home early, and it was really disappointing to me.

It's also hard for me because I have spent a total of almost five years of my life living in Germany, and I can see myself here for five more (only maybe with real jobs and not an 800 EUR a month salary). I am so torn, because I love it here so much, but I know that there are better things for us in the United States right now.

Basically... it's really bittersweet, and my poor little heart is kinda breaking. Mostly because I'm gonna miss the schnitzel. Okay, that was a lie - it's because I'm a big wimp. 

34 comments:

Brianna said...

I completely understand how you feel. It's amazing how we become attached to a place. When I left Munich I was devastated. When I left London I was downright inconsolable!

E :-) said...

At least you get to see home again!

Katrin said...

Aww, the cat is sooo adorable!
I am so sorry that you have to leave earlier, Alyx! But I am sure you will be able to come back to Europe asap and you can see all the other cool places. :)

Lisa said...

Just seeing whatever school work that was up there, makes me want to cry. *blech* I am NOT jealous of that.
Sorry to hear about your moving/not moving news though. What a complete bummer!

Pia said...

You are leaving??? When?? Makes me a little sad. But of course I am happy for you as well that you get to go home again. The homeless part does not sound so fun though...

And I can always send you Schnitzel or anything else from Germany if you want. ;)

Alana Christine said...

Wow, big changes! I bet you're super overwhelmed! I'm thinkin of you, boo! haha

Ali said...

I'm sorry you guys gotta leave early :( But at least you have all that to look forward to! Nephews, real fast food, etc ;) If we lived in New York, you could stay with us til you found somewhere if that counts for anythng ;) And yay for a human-sized bed!! Hahaha loves to both of you and let us know if we can do anything!! ;)

Breenah said...

I'm sorry your plans got messed up, but I'm gonna focus on the fact that I'll get to see you :D And that you'll get to meet Quinn!

Kym said...

Oh, that is pretty crazy news. But now that you're going home you'll get to gorge yourself on donuts and cupcakes (with frosting!) and huskers football and all of your family and friends! I know it can be hard to deal with a curve ball when things don't go as planned. But I know you & Mike will be great, happy even, once you get it all figured out.
Good good luck!!!!

{{lots of hugs}}
xo
kym
bitty.and.bunny

Katie @ My Darling Days said...

Aww cheer up dear! Look at everything you have to look forward too?? I mean, that bed alone is enough to rock your socks off. haha And think of all the yummy food here in America that you can't get in Europe (yes, food is always on my mind.) Well, I wish you well in your travels!

Jes said...

looking forward to all the changes!!!
also, you have really neat handwriting. thought i'd throw that out there.

Sarah Kate said...

I'm sorry you're having to leave earlier than you wanted to. Truthfully, no matter what time you left, you probably would always want "just one more week". :o) Maybe sometime in the future you'll be able to move back again and work from Germany (or any other cool country!!) I don't see you staying put anywhere for very long. ;o)

San said...

Once you've lived in a different country for a while, you'll always feel torn. If you are in one place ,you'll automatically miss the other. That's the fate of us traveling folks! :)

Anna said...

Alyx! I'm sad you have to leave early. I hope you have time to say goodbyes to the schnitzel! Change is hard. I hope it goes as smoothly as possible and I've got a second bedroom if the homeless thing doesn't change!
ps. I approve of the bikes. :) hott.

Alex Butts said...

Always always hard to leave, but you know well as anyone that Every Day is a New Adventure. Ok, cheesiness over. Germany will miss you just as much!

lori said...

aw i am sure it will be a difficult move... but you have definitely traveled to some awesome places, and i am sure that there will be some great things waiting for you back home!

Kelly said...

I have an idea! Move to DC! All problems will be solved because i'm sure there is schnitzel here and we'd be together!!!!! Yip!

Keetha Broyles said...

I guess maybe you just haven't been there long enough - - - 'cause after 38 years of being in EXILE away from my beloved Wisconsin, I had NOTHING BUT JOY in my heart about moving back when that day FINALLY arrived.

You are so funny - - - that photo of you driving is just totally you.

Jennie said...

:( I am sad that you are leaving Deutschland before you expected. :( Good luck with graaaad school though and sleeping in a real human sized bed. I swear, the minute I get married I am buying myself a California King and drawing a line in Sharpie down the middle so I get my own space. I haaate small, cramped quarters, 'specially as very, very tall person.

His Little Lady said...

okay, i need to go on more bike rides and get my butt back in shape too!!
xo TJ

Bri Buzali said...

awwww my hearts kind of breaking for you. Change can be hard, I'm going through the same thing right now. Know that I'm here if you need to talk! And try to focus on all the awesome good things that will come from the change (even though it's hard sometimes)

Kelly said...

Lame. It's always hard to make the change after you've gotten so used to things. Especially if you had plans (that's the worst, when plans have to be cancelled, ugh). But I'm excited for your new adventures :)

bridget anne said...

your little person is AWFULLY cute & gosh, i love his tent. xo.

MandaJ said...

Obsessed with the Cat and two, is that your handwriting?! Love it. Haha. I have a love for pretty handwriting.

Just found your blog. I like it!


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Blond Duck said...

Change is never easy, esp. with something as hard as those grad school equations and not knowing where you'll live....I hope things shake out soon!

Brittany said...

Such a hard time! It's almost a love hate thing. Hope you guys figure things out soon. Not knowing is so stressful.

Rosie said...

Awwwww chick, that's sad and wonderful and enormous news all at once. I am soooo happy you get to go home, but bummed your travel plans didn't work out. I'll.definitely still be in contact though and am prepared to eat schnitzel and bratwurst on your behalf. Selfless right?!

Rosie xxxxxx

Natalia Lynn said...

Oh girl do I know about the middle thing! That is the story of our life! I also understand that in between stuff. I love France but I love the states too. THere are pros and cons to both, it's tough! And bummer about the travel plans I'd be kinda ticked too! hang in there, it will all work out! Oh and the bed thing - we had a double or something small one year it was miserable. Lavar ended up sleeping on the couch before games because he couldn't sleep well in our bed! Stinks! Specially for us big people!

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

Exciting! But bittersweet... I'm sure the kitty and the kiddo will both be glad to see you! ;)

Bailey@Lost&Found said...

I can't believe you're moving away :( but, you're off on a new adventure which is always exciting! Plus, you'll be reunited with your fur baby- i miss mine so much! AND, anytime you want to visit Germany, you're always welcome to crash at my place :)

Sara Louise said...

Oh wow! Big changes are definitely afoot. Best of luck and I'm looking to seeing where life takes you. I will miss having you on the same continent though :(

Noelani Nadine said...

Changes are always fun and exciting :)

Keri said...

I'm sorry this was disappointing news for you! :( Since I'm just now catching up...are you still having a rough time or is the idea settling with you now?

Lesley @ my lively mind said...

your handwriting on that paper is identical to mine!

so sorry you're going home so soon. at least you got to experience what you have - i would do almost anything for that experience!

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