Yes I am Moving Back to Cali but Not the Bay

Okay so quick post here since I ended up breaking this news on FB via a reply to a comment LOL Yes, I have been really bad about keeping in touch and also sharing news as well as receiving news. I’m already horrible at calling people back when I’m in the same time zone and now that I am a whole 12 hours ahead of EST and 15 hours of PST it is even worse with me actually talking to people or communicating.

Any who…the hubby and I will be moving to good ol’ Bakersfield, CA in April for my job. Same company, similar role but different department and different location. I’m excited about the new role as I’ll be working in a part of the business that I’ve been wanting to work in for some time. I’m also looking forward to the move. Not the actual MOVING part but, being in a new place. It will be sad to leave my friends here in Manila as well as my friends in the bay area too. Luckily I can always drive to the bay as it is very close and I can make trips back to the Philippines as well in the future (funds permitting).

So new things to come for the hubby and I. Can’t wait to see my family and friends that I haven’t seen, some in over a year, others about six moths. I am super excited to be able to see my dog again.

Anyway, more to come in the future. For now I say goodbye as I’m off to Singapore since I’m trying to squeeze in my last bit of travel before I leave.

~Today’s Thoughts…


Forever and a Day

Yes it’s been forever and a day since I posted. Lots has been going on. I started about three posts and never finished them due to a sudden change in plans. I promise I will still post them but, for now just wanted to let you know I am back in Cali, have been for awhile.

Now I am preparing to head back to the Philippines. The hubby and I have been going to appointment after appointment to prepare for our upcoming move. I still don’t have an exact date, but I’m planning for February 16th if all goes well and the hubby trailing about a week or so after. So much to do and so little time! Thought I would have time to have a little going away dinner or happy hour, but I seriously don’t think I will have enough time to fit it in. With immunization, medical/dental appointments, work, shopping, packing, house storage, visa requirements, etc. I am a bit overwhelmed.

I didn’t realize how much work it would be to be an expat even before you become one! Well at least we have our pets to cheer us up during this chaotic time. See our kitty in the pic below. I guess she thought it was too cold and decided to steal Bella’s tank and lay on the heating pad (hidden underneath the sand) and sunbathe under the heat lamp. Oh Kitty Meow Meow (that’s what I call her) 🙂