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Quoting Britney

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

I never thought I’d ever quote a dysfunctional drama-queen diva but here goes:

“It’s been a while. I know I shouldn’t have kept you waiting. But I’m here now.”

Where have I been? It’s a good question. I’ve heard it a lot.

Via email from England.

Face to face in my hometown.

On the telephone in one of my two homes.

Things have been chaotic and after a few challenging months I have my head screwed on straight and I’m busting the dust off of this blog!

Doing some navel gazing gave me the opportunity to review the blog entries I’ve shared out and reinforced the fact that the blog has basically become a Lara-rant-terrific blog instead of a blog about coping with being in a long distance relationship.

In my defense, however, I think the day to day frustrations that trigger my over the top annoyance does so because I’m living alone and have no safe outlet at the end of the day.

I realize my logic could be touching a nerve in those of you who do live alone. Like, “Hey! WTH? I live alone and cope just fine, thank you very much!”

Yep. I get it.

When I lived alone, without being in a relationship, I had no expectation of assistance from anyone. Being married and living apart makes me have a slightly different perspective. I feel frustrated and angry that we’re apart when things are tough or when I need to vent. Because sometimes the phone or Skype just don’t cut it.

My hope is that my readers will forgive the long hiatus and come back to me.

Just so you know: I have a LOT of material from the summer’s shenanigans, all just as over the top exasperating as ever.

But most importantly, as Mr. J and I worked through some things this summer I am glad to report that going forward, not only will I be able to spend a week with him per month, he can now spend a week with me too. We are very excited to get to live together half the time, as opposed to one-quarter of the time.

Even better, by the end of next summer, we are hopeful that he will have completely transitioned his position and will be working back here in the city with me!

Hang onto your hats: I’m sure hilarity (and a tiny bit of frustration) will ensue as we remerge our lives. Because for good or ill: I’m used to living alone now. It’s been three years after all!!

The first thing I said to him when he broke the news to me was, “Uh – where the heck are we going to put all your junk?”

Yep. It is going to be an interesting ride!

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