I missed both the last Friday themes of 2008 and the first theme of 2009 (which was eyes), however now I am back in the swing of things and hope to be able to participate as usual. Strandmamman in Finland has chosen the themes for January and they are:
9th January: Change
16th January: Underneath it all…
23rd January: My paternal grandfather
30th January: Bargain / find of the month
It is too bad that today’s theme is not my paternal grandfather since my farfar turns 89 today!! Instead, I will have to write about change, which isn’t too bad either…
As most of you know, we have been waiting for news on our life change for quite a few months now, and still nothing is 100% certain but it does seem like we are going to…. stay in Puerto Rico for another year!! And it feels really good; O can consolidate his professional experience, I can consolidate (??) my Spanish and we have more time to figure out where we want to move next. I was feeling quite sad about leaving this beautiful island already – it felt like I had just arrived when it was time to move, so I am very pleased with the decision.
We are not leaving this beautiful place – another year of living in the Caribbean with its lovely beaches, sunny weather and friendly people!
However, we need to leave the country (or rather the US territory) while the lawyers prepare for our new visa applications, which will take 4-8 weeks so we are going back to Europe already in two weeks’ time! The problem is that we are still a little confused about the logistics – should we first head to Sweden or Spain, the only thing we are certain of is that Brussels will come in between our two homecountries. A luxury problem really, we are so happy to be able to spend so much time in Europe seeing family and friends. O is taking a few weeks off work but will also work remotely.
So, the change of plans means that we are not changing the place of our home and we are happy!
Have a great weekend and check out the other Friday theme bloggers:
Anki, Anna, Anne, Annika, Cecilia, Desiree, Erica, IngaBritt, Jemaya, Lena, Leopardia, Lia, Mais-oui, Marianne, Marie, Marina, Mia, Mia D, Millan, Nilla, Petra C, Petra H, Saltis, Simone, Strandmamman, and Victoria.