Things have been good with my parents- me and my mom had like a 4 hour conversation where we had everything out (or I did anyway-I told her all the secrets I have been keeping for like...31 years). I'm glad we did that, because just going on pretending like none of our past ever happened was not working for me, and now I feel better about having my parents in C's life. My parents actually invited us up to their house for spring break and offered to pay for all our travel expenses. Not sure yet if we will go, but we will be up there in June. We were also invited to shabbas dinner with my parents when we are up there in June but I'm not sure if we'll do that- we may just hang out during non-shabbas times. Or maybe we'll go to friday night dinner. That would be kinda weird, but why not? I'm excited that B is finally going to get to see the house I grew up in.
Lately I've been rethinking a lot of my hobbies. I've gone back to work, I have a baby, and spending 20 hours a day on the internet just doesn't appeal the way it used to. I think I'm pretty much done with blogging for a while (here and at my livejournal). I also resigned as moderator of the Off the Derech facebook page, which I have helped moderate since it took off a few years ago. I used to spend many hours a day on the computer, now there are days I don't even check my facebook.
Over winter break I bought a new acoustic guitar and a ukulele. I've played guitar since high school, and had an acoustic and an electric (an epiphone les paul) guitar but right before I moved to the south, I discovered my acoustic guitar was broken- the neck had a big crack. I think it was either our dog, or one of our friends who was always playing my guitar when they came to visit. I wasn't playing guitar much at that point anyway, so it didn't seem like a big deal.
But lately I'd been wanting to play guitar for C, and even tried playing my electric for her a bit, but dragging an amp around is lame, and I always preferred playing acoustic to electric. So I got a new acoustic guitar- a Seagull- at a pawn shop in town that specializes in musical instruments. While I was there I picked up a ukulele for $30, which I've always wanted. And I've been playing lots of music for C on both, and am quickly picking up ukulele. Unlike blogging, playing instruments is a hobby we can both enjoy.
I also have been reading a lot more off-line, and am up to book 9 of the Wheel of Time, and just bought a bunch of non fiction books about Sojourner Truth and Harriet Tubman and the Suffrage movement, and another book that's about great speeches by American women. After I'm done with that I have a few sociology books that have been piling up, which I've been meaning to read. I also got new reading glasses that are actually my prescription which helps with that.
C is starting to crawl and we just started her on solid foods. I read lots of books to her too.
A few weeks ago B and I celebrated our 7 year anniversary of knowing each other. In a few months it'll be our 5 year wedding anniversary.
This blog is pretty much for when things are going terribly with my family, and now they aren't anymore. So for now, I'm going on hiatus. I may come back and post some more if things go wrong with my family again, but I'm hoping I won't be posting here again. I'll leave all my past posts up for those who are still helped by them.
You guys have been awesome. Thank you.