So I stayed away for 3 months or so. Thinking I had said enough. Making people crazy with my moanings and worries and feelings of doom over the world.
And you know what? The world is still crazy and filled with doom, but it's New Year's, we're still here, and things keep going on.
And you know what else? I'm now a mother-in-law! Truly! My son went to visit his Canadian citizen/Ukrainian born girlfriend in Ottawa and both decided to run off and get married -- in the worst blizzard thus far this year. Luckily "running off" meant being driven by her father over the border to Niagara Falls. I say luckily because I was happy that her parents got to see their daughter married and also because Vasile is an expert driver in snow and loves that kind of weather.
Now, you who know me know that I practice astrology and that my husband is even more into it than me. As he is an engineer -- both by career and by nature -- he prefers to cogitate upon possible event times in the heavens, turning dates this way and that, then scrapping them and beginning the process all over again. Mike and Dasha called us and gave us 10 minutes to find a date. Do I have to say what happens to a black-and-white thinking engineer who moves with speed of an iceberg to have to create a wedding chart in 10 minutes? Luckily, I also know what he looks for in doing wedding charts, so I could help him (though he'd never admit it). And lucky for us, once Mike had the chart, the whole family over there -- Mike, Dasha, mother, father and Dasha's son Maxim -- piled into the car and took off -- lucky for us not TELLING us they were heading straight into the blizzard so that they could meet the deadline of the marriage chart.
Whew. Well, this chart is one for business purposes mainly, and that is what this ultimately was because Dasha has to get all the paperwork in for her and Maxim before they can be allowed to live with Mike in the U.S. So in 2 days, Mike will leave his new wife and new stepson and fly back alone to Hawaii while waiting maybe 6-8 months for their immigration paperwork to be final.
But meantime, we will be having a second wedding, this time in Maui -- which Dasha always wanted -- and this time Yours Truly and husband will be watching them marry again on a Hawaiian beach -- That is, if the engineer mind of Karl can get a more romantic chart for this second wedding.
Anyway, aloha to everyone here at LJ. And you know, guys, I missed you.