November 23rd, 2004

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tomorrow after work, we leave to go spend Thanksgiving in Baltimore with my mom's family. we need to leave for Tonya and George's in about an hour, since we have to stop at the store first (space geek movie night! :) ) i'm not packed yet. i'm not even dressed. and what am i doing? yea, posting on LJ. whoops. :)

anyhow, i'm going to have minimal 'net access in Baltimore - i'm going to look up dialup numbers so i can check in on class stuff a couple times - but i'm going to be paying even less attention to LJ than i have been. if the world blows up while we're gone, someone call us, okay? :)

everyone have a wonderful thanksgiving!
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last year, two days before thanksgiving, i got on a plane and (once again) moved myself across this flipping country. :) it'll be 365 days on Thursday (the Tuesday before thanksgiving being the 25th last year) but i won't be near LJ that day, more than likely. so, however you want to count it, happy anniversary to me.

when i got here last year, i'd just had a relationship blow up in my face, i had another relationship that i had no idea where it was headed, and i had something that might possibly turn into something (but didn't.) i didn't have a job, i was moving into my parents' house for the month, and i was desperately homesick for Seattle. i cried more than i care to admit for that first little while, and really wondered if i'd done the right thing. a year later, i have job(s) (that i hate, but who's counting?), wonderful friends that i've reconnected with and a pretty thriving social life, great relations with my family (it's amazing what happens when you get to see them more than once a year). i've lost weight. i have a learner's permit, and might even learn how to drive again one of these days. the paperwork is done and the money is almost in the bank so that i can go back to State full-time in January. i'm, in general, happy. and best of all, i have a wonderful, loving partner with whom i share enough hopes, dreams, and common traits to keep things harmonious and with whom i have enough things that we disagree on to keep life interesting.

i still miss Seattle, but overall, life is pretty damned good.