Life has caught up to me. Stress has invaded my life again. We recently once again were uprooted by the military, and are attempting to make a life in paradise again. Seriously living in paradise should be a dream come true, and yet somehow it has been a nightmare since day one. We have run into so many obstacles of course we overcome them, but not without a lot of kicking and screaming (mostly me) along the way. Where oh where do we start? Perhaps we can start with the fact that the kids did not start school here until a week and half, and two weeks into our arrival here. Week one brought Fall break, running around getting physicals, and tb shots only to realize that one of the boys had been exposed to TB. Some test and stress from me later and all was well. This was followed by finding out we had a 6 month wait on the base housing list. Throwing our hands up we began looking for a place in town. While you would think it should be easy to find a home in paradise we found out quickly that money was not on our side. Sadly what we pay in rent we should be well on our way to owning a house.
As if this wasn't enough at some point last week I was bitten by some unknown bug on both legs multiple times. I also found out after 28 years on earth that I am in fact allergic to something. However I'm still not sure what. The bites covering my legs turned into massive red swollen hot welts. For 2 1/2 days it hurt to even stand on my legs. A quick visit to urgent care to convince myself that I was not being tortured by a flesh eating disease I was given a shot of benadryl and Prednisone which it turns out can cause your heart to beat at a rapid speed. How do I know? Why because I had this side effect early this morning. Fun times for all. Surely one day I will be able to look back on this first month in HI and laugh...right?!?
On the bright side we did in fact rent an apartment in a nice area, and if it wasn't for the fact of it being a 3 bedroom instead of 4 we might actually stay put. However this not being the case we will pick up and move again in about 6 months. Early next month we will move into our new home and attempt to find some stability for the next few months.
I wasn't sure if I would come back to blogging as I had been away for so long, but then I realized I do in fact live in paradise, and things will eventually settle down, and I will once again love it here. Also being a stay at home mom I get to find my place in baking, and crafting, and raising the little one. So much fun stuff to share once again!