Life, simply put, has been a whirlwind.
Back in April, Tim and I packed up everything we owned—or at least, what was left after we sold and gave away countless items—and made the move from southern living to the wild west, aka Oklahoma.
While this was no major transition for me since I have lived in this part of the country before, it was a whole new experience for my husband. But within just a short amount of time, we were settled in to our new lives and felt right at home in our little town.
Of course, there was still plenty to be done. Leaving one state for another as a homeowner equals the “thrilling” task of selling your home. With a few setbacks, trials, and errors we finally sold our house in a two-month time period. Finding a buyer wasn’t the difficult part—houses are going fast in our area—but getting through the legalese of the behemoth process…well, that was our obstacle. Add to that the fact that we were doing the transaction a few states over and it made for one headache of a situation. Tim can tell you (but probably shouldn’t) how stressed the whole thing made me. Want to know one of the major reasons why?
Enter yet another factor to our whirlwind summer—a new puppy. Yep, we got a puppy. And we both love him to pieces. For so long, I had wanted to get a puppy, but our life in Georgia never seemed to allow for such an undertaking. Past experience and research quickly told me that it would be nearly impossible to raise a puppy under our previous circumstances, i.e., working a full-time job plus a 30-minute commute, numerous extracurricular commitments, etc. The list went on. To sum it all up, we were busy and puppies take a lot (and I mean A LOT) of time and effort. Hmm, I sense a future blog post.
So back to our current situation, I was finally to the place where I could raise a puppy. But the problem was that maybe, just maybe, I got a little ahead of myself. To appease my curiosity, I began researching Corgi breeders in our area. It was a lot of Facebook and a little Google before I found a few possibilities. One breeder happened to have a litter that was ready to go home and was in close proximity to our new location. This sparked something that refused to be doused. Yet, as much as I wanted to buy one of her current puppies, I knew that it wouldn’t work.
However, she was planning for a litter in a few weeks and the puppies would be ready for pickup in a few months. Perfect, right?
Well, her upcoming litter wasn’t quite what I was hoping for which made me want to keep looking. Besides, that would have put our new puppy coming home at an inconvenient time. So I kept looking. It was around that time that I discovered a breeder who was also close by AND met the requirements I was looking for in the litters AND she had a litter of puppies born only a few weeks ago. This was it. This was the breeder I wanted to buy from. And those puppies? Adorable. I needed to buy one.
But there was one little problem: our house hadn’t sold yet.
Taking a leap of faith, I went for it. I determined that things would work out and we would be bringing one of these little pups home in a few weeks.
Weeks went by. I got precious updates from our chosen breeder and I got good and bad news on the selling of our home. Each time we got news it seemed that we were moving forward in some way but the closing date always seemed to be pushed back.
Long story short, our house finally sold and we brought our puppy home—all in the same week!
The stress was finally over. Or was it?
If you’ve ever raised a puppy, you know how difficult it can be. So yes, my summer has really been taken up with raising the little one. But we’ve also done a few things like: take trips to a wildlife reserve…
toured Oklahoma City…
and experienced the Chickasaw Arts Festival.
Oh, and we’ve survived two separate family visits. (Just kidding! The visits were completely enjoyable and we had a blast. Even Reuben had a good time!)
So yes, I’ve had a lot going on for the past few months, but I wanted to say all that to get to this: the blog is back. Life has resettled and I’m ready to put up my weekly posts again. I’m super excited about what’s planned for the coming weeks so be sure to keep your eye out for new posts and follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to keep updated on what’s new. See you there 😉