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Wow, when you say restore from draft not having posted anything in months what you get is - odd.

It's been ages. I've been reading sporadically since I last posted but life got away from me a bit. The short version:

-The person just above me in seniority in the department quit in March. After learning lots of new things and several months of limbo, I got a promotion and a raise and the ability to work remotely full time. That last one is necessary because..
- We moved to Colorado. J1 & I officially left CA on April 2.
- For the summer we guest room hopped and traveled a lot for both work and family (and at least once for a long weekend just for ourselves). This was fun, but also exhausting in that 'no, I really am an introvert' way.
- But we now have an apartment of our very own and are all the way unpacked and everything.

Why return now? Idol, and Gary, of course. I'm in for season ten.

And because as an introvert who now works remotely and is in a new state I need to keep my social skills up somehow.
And because 'post on LJ' has been on my to-do list for over a month. Yippee crossing things off.
But also, Idol, and all of the beautiful craziness to come.

1This is my husband, who I started referring to by initial shortly after we started dating, and why ruin a good thing?

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Hey, it's good to see you back!

Whereabouts in Colorado did you end up? :)

I have been meaning to post for months, so I'm glad Gary came along with a kick to get me started.

We're in Arvada, which is in the Denver Metro area. The friends we stayed with this summer were in Denver proper which was rather fun, but I think I prefer this. Denver isn't very far away (and will be even easier to get to once the light rail opens) but we have a small yard and some space.

welcome back! so, wait, is your job still in california? and it's just that you can do it from colorado? because that's pretty cool.

Hello! You post so regularly, you're one of the people I kept reading my flist to keep up with.

And yup. Well CA is a satellite office, big home base has always been Pittsburgh PA, but yes I have the same job -I'm just doing it from my laptop in CO. (And currently in my pajamas to check the morning banking.)

I'm glad you'll be playing! I look forward to reading your words, and seeing more of you in these parts. :)

All of that, right back at you! I have been looking around for a way to get more social interaction in my life again - and was considering nano this year in part for the meetups (still am, maybe, a little).

I added you to my "regular" account (cislyn), since I post a bit more regularly over thataway these days.

NaNo meetups are a great way to meet folks, I've found! Sometimes they even last after NaNo. Regular writing buddies are great, and I hope your efforts at getting some more social stuff going are successful. :)

Added you back. I always like reading your journal-ish stuff, because you are interesting, but also for a hint of home - I grew up in WI so you being in Madison feels familiar. (I was closer to Green Bay, and I'm pretty sure we had this conversation once - heh.)

Yeah that's just it. In a new state, without an office to visit, I've been trying to come up with ways to meet people and when I got some NaNo emails have been thinking about it. I suppose I can go to the meetups and hang even if I'm not full-out doing nano, but my husband reminded me I have a half-finished novel around here somewhere. I just haven't decided to jump yet.

I'm glad I can help connect you a little bit to a place you remember fondly. I sure do love Madison. Wisconsin has been verrrrry good to me. :)

It's rough meeting new people in a new place - have you tried meetup.com at all? They have interest focused meetup groups, and there might be a writing one in your area, too. And seriously, nobody is going to be cross with you if you're not NaNoing specifically, but are writing a thing, and show up to a NaNo write-in. It'll be fine!

It was a great place to grow up. I didn't realize how much I had missed some things until moving to CO and getting a for-real autumn this year. Yay for crunching through bright leaves.

I haven't tried Meetup, thank you for the suggestion, and I need to go back on to the NaNo site to look at write-ins in the area now that it's November. After we moved into the apartment about two months ago I was perfectly happy to just cocoon here and figure out new routines. It's only recently I've been realizing how few folks I talk to in a day.

Hey :) I always enjoyed reading your entries and it's good to see you back!

Hello! It feels a little bit like the first days of school, seeing friends again and finding out what everyone did over vacation, doesn't it?

I'm glad you're diving into this again too!

Ah!Yes. Thanks! I'm glad too :)

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