Lazarus was only in the tomb for 4 days. My blog has been “at rest” slightly longer, if the Christmas header image that I just replaced is any indication. Don’t suspect for a moment that I have had nothing to say. Rather, I was more overwhelmed by the unrelenting waves of events that left me scratching my head and wondering, “WTF?” I found I didn’t have the energy to blog about what I now see as the inevitability of American decline.
Oh, and there was also a series of life changes. Since I last checked in, Darling Husband retired from the US Navy after a career of 21 years, 9 months, and 4 days. His new career in the civilian world began right away, thank Heaven, but lasted 3 weeks. And then he changed jobs. This new position is what he was looking for in the first place except…wait for it…it required us to move. Thus, since late January, this Housewife has been neck-deep in real estate listings. Our move is half complete. We are settling into our temporary dwelling while we wait for our new home to be built.
So where does this blog go from here? My take on military life will now be from the distance of a retired family member. With budget cuts targeting retirees’ military benefits, I’m sure I will have thought to contribute. I’m halfway between mom-of-teens and empty-nester right now. Junior is finishing up (Please, God!) his junior year of high school, leaving one more year at home for him. That means his college search will be in full swing soon. SuzyQ will be returning home in a few short weeks after her first year away at college. I’m sure that will mean some readjustment for all parties.
Is there a niche for over-forty, retired military, conservative, Catholic, almost-empty-nester bloggers??