Time goes by fast. I am not very efficient with it. I am afraid that I spend a lot of it tired. I am using this as an excuse. I apologize for not keeping regular updates. This one is also a short one. It includes the link to the September pictures and videos.
My mother is visiting. She has been a lot of help. And fun! I took on some sewing projects. Made bear hats for Max, his cousin, and his best friend. I am almost done with our new fitted sheet. Next thing is pillow covers. We need them. Then may be more easy projects. Maybe Max will learn how to sew one day. It is not a bad skill to have. Manual...
We have been talking about the situation in Europe. I was hoping my sister will decide to move to Vancouver from Germany. It may still happen. We have not decided what to do with the money we got from my parents. I paid off some of the principle of the existing mortgage and we are looking at a land in Squamish (http://www.realtor.ca/Residential/Vacant-Land/12437485/38478-BUCKLEY-AVENUE-Squamish-British-Columbia-V8B0E1) but Chris has not followed up with the realtor. We are stalling. I do not like it. I want any of this to be a family decision.
Max is ok. Speaking both Bulgarian and English in full sentences now. He is keeping us busy. He got your card in the mail today and was running with it for 15 min very happy. We have not opened it yet. We are waiting for Tuesday. We'll have a small birthday celebration this year. Max has been aware of the date of his birthday for a while now but my heart is not into it. We'll make apple pie. And buy balloons : )
I asked Chris whether you have asked him when he is coming to visit and he said no. He has not talked to me about it more than that. I may go to Cuba at the end of November with my parents. I will miss my mother when she is gone.
This year we did not send birthday cards to anybody. I feel bad about it. I hope you know that we love you and think about you often.
...I forgot: work has been super busy. My boss is not doing a great job and as the customer base grows it shows more and more. He sometimes uses me as an excuse for his actions I believe. He blames it on my irregular schedule. I almost want to be fired. The truth is that I want to be laid off. I am almost certain that in either case it will be difficult for me to go back to a 9-5 kind of job. I will take it as an opportunity to do something on my own. : ) Max will be in school in 2 years...
As I was writing this something else crossed my mind and I almost lost it before I could put it down. Max loves little babies. Now that my friends have second kids he really enjoys interacting with the little ones. He is incredible gentle and nice and playful with them. I think he would have made a great brother. : )
Mda. This letter is now full. I hope you had a great trip!