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Life Update: Where In the World Is Stefers the Great?


I haven't written anything for the past couple of Sumptuous Saturdays, thinking that perhaps my lack of stuff to write about would be hidden by the fact that I have been posting daily microblogs for the #100HappyDays Challenge, but...

Instead, I'm sitting here scoffing at myself.

Seriously, Stefanie? You're posting a single picture a day, sometimes with a short, 1-sentence explanation. It's not hard, and putting the post together takes around, oh, 2 seconds. And yet here you are, wracking your brain to find a single, piddly little thing to write about.

All of that being said, I figured now was the best time to give you all a life update on Stefers.

I'm still moving to Korea in February, so I've reached the "oh, it's actually time to get all of my paperwork, expenses, and personal belongings together" stage. For example, I'm going to get my fingerprints done on Monday, and I am absolutely, wholeheartedly terrified.

No, I don't know why. I'm not a felon. I've never killed anyone, stolen anything, committed any sort of fraud... And yet I'm scared. I can't explain it other than to say, "It's irrational. Shut up."

At any rate, that's happening on Monday morning before I go to work.

What else...

My sister, my parents, and I are having a garage sale next weekend, hoping to sell off the majority of our clutter.

I just need to get rid of everything before I leave, and MomLady and Popsicle have more clutter in their house than they know what to do with. I'm always a big proponent of empty tabletops and such, but their house... magazines, letters, various other kitschy things... everywhere. I don't know how they do it.

Don't get me wrong; it's not dirty, and it's not like they're hoarders or anything... There's just a lot of that clutter on the counters and whatnot that tends to accumulate after living in a house for 20 years. It also doesn't help that, over the last 5 years, they have had both of their daughters living with them at some point as well as my Grandmother (aka the QUEEN of clutter and kitsch) for a brief stint after a stroke.*

Now that they're planning on retirement**, I can practically feel their itch to downsize, get rid of all of the crap, and start new. I totally get that (said the girl who is selling everything and moving to South Korea on a whim).

In other news, I have felt very productive in the writing department as of late. I've been writing more often on the online magazine that I write for, I've been really steady on 52 Weeks, and I have things in the pipeline for HAT Korea.*** Being that, prior to a few months ago, I was relatively MIA on here, it makes me feel good to have some semblance of a schedule on here. Not only that, but I'm actually sticking with it! Very exciting in my world.

Cupcake is doing well. MomLady, as she is wont to do, has added a bit of extra weight to her hips by way of scraps, but I have made it clear that, until Cupcake moves over with me to South Korea, she will not make my dog fat. I don't know what it is, but my family has the tendency to turn our dogs into fatty mcfat-fats, and with Cupcake's heart murmur, I really don't want to tax it more than it already is. You hear that, MomLady?? You will not make my dog fat!!

Well, that's everything for now. Hope you're all having lovely, wonderful Falls. Enjoy the scarf weather, and go to a park with a blanket and a book. Trust me. You won't regret it.

Peace.
Stef.

*I will most likely be fussed at for calling my parents cluttery when MomLady reads this post.

**Popsicle is already retired, but MomLady is retiring next year, or so she keeps telling everyone. Only time will tell if she'll actually be able to step away from her work.

***HAT Korea is currently on hiatus until things pick up more with my move. I expect that, starting next week, I'll have a lot more to write about what with all of the paperwork that I'll be doing.

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