A Few Excuses

Wow, has it really been two months since I last posted? Yikes. Here are a few of my reasons, some legitimate, some not:

1. When we moved to our new apartment in February, we lost our easily available and free access to the internet. And I was too lazy to walk over to Chris’ building to get internet and too cheap to pay for it at a cafe.

2. I came down with what I have self-diagnosed as a case of the Eastern European Blahs. I never realized how much sun Minneapolis really gets in the wintertime until I came to the Land of Eternal Gray Cloud Cover.

3. I have done absolutely nothing interesting in the two months since I last posted. I am serious. Nothing. Nada. Who wants to read “So, today I walked to work again, and it was really gray and cloudy. Then I walked home from work and it was still cloudy, but then it was dark.” BORING.

4. I have been really busy gestating. Gestating is exhausting work, but there is a wonderful surprise at the end. Ours will arrive around September 6. We are beyond excited. And so are our parents, who have been begging for a grandchild since our wedding reception.

So, whether or not you find all of this valid, it’s the truth. But the good news, or maybe I shouldn’t assume how you feel about my blogging, is that I should be up and running at full speed again. For a variety of reasons (this time I promise not to list them) I am no longer working at the landscape architecture office. Instead, I have become like every other foreigner in Budapest and I am teaching English. My only qualification is that I was taught English as a child, but that seems to be all that I need. Language schools love the native speakers. The great thing is that I love it and I have a lot more flexibility in my schedule. I am hoping to fill those extra hours with some traveling, some soul searching, and of course, gestating.

It’s good to be back, even if I am just talking to myself.

A sneek peak at our recent trip to Finland. More on that in the coming days.

A sneek peak at our recent trip to Finland. More on that in the coming days.

Written by Laura in: News |


  • Welcome back! It’s so good to finally hear from you — and what’s this about a baby???!!!

    Comment | April 8, 2009
  • Brooke 'Lindquist' Marshall

    Welcome back! Looking forward to reading about your Finland trip. Glad you took that new job! Toodles – Brookie M.

    Comment | April 9, 2009
  • A baby?! Oh how exciting 🙂 Congrats!!!

    And congrats on the teaching English gig….

    I shall be passing through your city in July. I don’t know when yet- but I would love to see you 🙂


    Comment | April 12, 2009
  • carrie ann

    yahoo! finally you are back! i have been waiting patiently. and thank goodness for 2nd trimesters, no?

    you are lookin bootiful. wish we could see more of you. you gotta post some belly shots.

    Comment | April 18, 2009

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