It is no secret that the past 3-4 months Adam and I have been going through some big changes. For starters - we moved from Stillwater, Oklahoma to San Antonio, Texas to be closer to family and for me to pursue a new opportunity at the University of the Incarnate Word as a Residence Life Student Advisor. I have joined an incredible and fun team that is Residence Life and Housing Operations, and I have the opportunity to supervise an incredible graduate student, some great Resident Assistants, and to plan some fun events in these crazy COVID times.
With that - Adam and I were apart for the first time since we met over four years ago. It was a challenging month, with Leo and I settling the apartment in San Antonio and Adam and Ace wrapping things up in Stillwater, but it was not long before Adam came to visit for Thanksgiving. During that month I found a cardinal and was able to rescue it, which lead to my new involvement volunteering with the Wildlife Rescue in San Antonio. My office team and I also rescued the sweetest cat - a four year old grey tabby named Lily - and re-homed her with my sister.
While the month felt like forever, it was not long before Adam came for Thanksgiving and his birthday (bringing a car full of another trip of our belongings). We celebrated with a run together and some tasty donuts - but the celebration came to a hault and our plans to see family were put on hold when we both came down with COVID-19. My parents and sister had it as well, so we went to Pottsborro to quarantine as a family.
Adam (still not feeling well) made the trip back to Stillwater where Ace was waiting to quarantine/isolate on his own before fully moving down to San Antonio in December. Those plans were shaken when Adam's blood pressure shot up and he was taken to the emergency room. God is good - and we are so grateful Adam was released later that day. My sister and I drove up to Stillwater to take care of him.
After a few days of bedrest I drove Adam and Ace back to San Antonio with me so that I could return to work and continue to monitor and take care of him. He continued to recover, but COVID is tricky and has symptoms that last longer than any illness I've ever had before.
With the love and support of our friends and family we made solid recoveries before Christmas and have fully settled into our new home. We've had many other adventures in between and as we've settled that I am excited to write/post about (new food we've tried, our annual passes to the zoo, and so much more). In the meantime I hope everyone has had a wonderful holiday season and a wonderful new year!
I am a student affairs professional, an amateur chef, and an adventurer at heart.
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