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Quick update.....

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Things are as busy as I expected them to be, but I'm missing SP!!!! So, taking a rare quiet minute to check in and say 'hey'!!!!

Got back to the gym today for the first time in almost a week (!!!!). We've been frantically getting the house ready to sell (!!!!!!) and planning our trip to the American west coast to look for a new home, get the kids school and pre-school registrations organized and basically get ready to set up shop there (!!!!!!!!). Yep, this is the busy-ness that has been going on.

I'll try to fill in with the happenings as the weeks go by, but short story is that after many years of unspeakably hard work, sacrifice, nail-biting and white-knuckling, DH and I are in the midst of achieving a major milestone in our life-plan together. Within a few months, we will be moving our family from Canada to California. For the past 2 years, we have been investing heavily to build up our business there - and now, that's where the bulk of the work is coming from, allowing us to apply for visas and safely plan to spend at least the next few years living and working. This is 'the' place for DH to be in his line of work, and this move should also allow us to cut back on the amount of time he spends traveling.

As an added bonus, I will be living in the same time-zone as my mother for the first time in 25 years. There is an awful lot to be done - we end our days absolutely beat. But we honestly could not be happier or more satisfied. I've had a few 'moments' - we love our house and have been very happy in it. It will be hard to leave it behind - but I don't regret leaving Montreal and know that this is totally the right move for our family for many many reasons.

So - that's what's up! Am not expecting a lot of progress on my Spark Goals over the next couple of months - I am aiming to maintain at my current level if at all possible - and am going to concentrate on honing my 'getting back on track' skills! I expect I'll need them frequently!
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    Hi Mimi - so pleased to hear your exciting news. Good luck with the house hunting and everything. This is going to be a great move for you.


    3817 days ago
    Congratulations and best wishes on working toward and reaching this milestone for your life and family dreams! That is what life is all about, and I am so happy for you and your family! Enjoy the energy, the excitement, the hard work and the fun!
    3818 days ago
    Great news!! The traveling really does add up in $'s and time you cannot get back. My BF and I finally combined houses last September and I just got mine rented out a few days ago. I know all about getting it fixed up and ready!

    But the time spent going from one house to another really adds up. I certainly do not miss that!

    Good luck house hunting!
    3818 days ago
    I think it's a great move (albeit I'm sure scary)... but I am confident you will look back and be so happy with your decision!

    It reminds me that we are open to so many possibilities and are truly 'limitless' in what we can accomplish.

    I made the move from a small Northern Ontario community to here in Ottawa, and coming from a family that never moved, well now I see that all things are possible! My dream to live near the ocean (or some type of waterfront)one day is one I still hold on to...

    I'm so excited for you! I hope to get together with you in person before you go ... Waiting to hear from you on a time that works for you!

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    3818 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/7/2010 11:15:42 AM
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    What an exciting adventure. emoticon to you and your family on your planned venture. I can't wait to hear all about it:-) I hope you will check in with us, when you can. I'll definitely miss you and be thinking about you:-) emoticon
    3818 days ago
    How exciting!
    Good luck to you and your little family in the next chapter of your life.
    We lived in CA for 2 yrs, eons ago and loved it there.
    We'll see you whenever you get the chance- keep us updated.

    3818 days ago
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    Oh Mimi - that sounds SOOOO exciting. California - lucky you! I know from the many postings we have had (DH is in the military) you will be very, very busy in the next while. I always found a move quite rejuvenating and it's much easier with the children are smaller (teenage years can be tougher).

    I'll miss the connection of 'Montreal' with you though; but, at the same time, I can't wait to hear you talk about California. All the very best to you and have fun shopping for that new house! emoticon
    3818 days ago
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