Saturday, October 3, 2009

The Next Chapter In The Tantrum Story

I know it has been a month since I last blogged. That has not been for lack of wanting to blog, it has been for lack of access to a computer on which it was appropriate to blog. I have been without Bacon or Mr. Tantrum for most of that time, and spent most evenings watching DVD'S that I have had for years and never managed to watch, and finishing up a baby blanket for a girlfriend's baby that was finally born on the 29th.

I quit my job, and moved with no clue as to what we were really going to do, and moved to Oregon to put my family first yesterday October 2nd 2009. I knew that somehow the money would come.

I knew that we would have to live with my in laws for about 4 months until we could find a house that we liked, because they have a larger house than Nana Tantrum, and she has a houseful with Brother Tantrum and his two kids there (he is going through a divorce, and it is not nice, so he and his lovely babies are staying with Nana who is helping to look after them) it would be very crowded with us.

I found out last night when I arrived here that will be a bit longer...more like until early summer, that we will be staying here. "To make sure that the new store is stable" which is a bit scarier for me than before. But I will be strong, and cut some more corners, and learn to live in a house with 9 other people 5 cats and 2 dogs. I will learn to cope with the noise and the mess and the chaos, because at least it is family.

I am excited about returning to school. (Even if Papa Tantrum snorts that it is only "Beauty School") To get my esthetician's license as well as my "nail" technician's license. I think these will pair nicely with my LARGE aromatherapy and massage knowledge to make a very marketable salon or spa worker. It will also help the 6 months here pass a little more rapidly with somewhere to be and studying to do. Plus I am a bit of a "spa whore" and a "product whore" being the first of my friends in middle school to try the mashed banana on the face, or the mayo and honey in the hair trick. I am also the first to try new makeups or order products that cost more than a new kidney from Australia because they are THAT GOOD.

Excitement and fear are abounding here. I will be keeping you updated REGULARLY now that I have a computer again. I thank you for your prayers and your kind words through this past spell of chaos. Mr. Tantrum and I are working toward a better place, because after all, 11 years is a long time to just put in the trash. It is hard work, but well worth it, either way. Bacon loves kindergarten and is doing well. He is also loving being with the extended family. It has mellowed him more than I anticipated. And that my friends is a very good thing.


Givinya De Elba said...

So glad to hear from you - I was having a coffee from the awesome Seattle mug you gave me this morning, and thinking of you.

Okay, worrying about you just a little.

Glad this next chapter is full of hope and new beginnings.

I will send some prayers up regarding living in a house with 9 people, 5 cats and 2 dogs. That sounds hard. And if I had to pick which would be the most annoying: 9 people or 5 cats or 2 dogs, I'd say it was a close race ...

Crazy Sister said...

But toilets? How many TOILETS are there? That's the most important thing when living with 9 people!

Bummer you left your awesome job, but I'm thrilled your little family is staying together!

It's a new world for the Tantrums! May you thrive.

buffi said...

Oh, sweetie. I'm glad that you are sounding so optimistic about your future. That's a good sign. I'm at a crossroads, too and have been thinking about you often.

Hang in there, hon. Call if you need to vent. You still have my numbers, right?


Anonymous said...

I know it's frightening and the prospect of living in such close proximity with your in-laws, is well, a horrifying thought...but you can do it. It is temporary.And you are just a short drive away from me now!

Momma Tantrum

WM said...

I can't believe I missed you before you left. I really had hoped we'd be able to get together. The nice thing is you're not too far away and I have family that lives just outside of PTL so maybe I can make a trip soon...and take you out for a little drinky poo!