Girl Meets Bulgaria

Musings of an American expat in Bulgaria (with detours in Utah and Alaska)

Welcome, November!

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Hello, November!

SO glad to see you! Sit down and stay awhile!

Your arrival brings some pretty cool things for this girl…

First, I am finally heading back to be with my love in our new home in Bulgaria. *Fingers crossed* these past 7 months will be the last we ever spend apart. This month we will be settling into our new apartment, exploring our new home of Sofia, and just generally enjoying being back together. Our relationship has been anything but conventional, but we’re ready to make it just that. No more of this long distance stuff for us!

Second, I’ll be celebrating another year of life. Yep, 27 is coming up fast! I am definitely well on my way to 30 now and, quite frankly, it’s a daunting prospect. BUT, I truly feel like our lives are going along full steam ahead and our long term goals are slowly, but surely, being tackled. The next year holds some incredible journeys for us and we can’t wait!

Third, lots of amazing travels are coming up! Soon after I land in Sofia we’ll be heading down to Smolyan for a quick weekend visit with the parentals. We’ll likely spend some time at our country house in Elhovets as well (I can’t wait to see all the new renovations). As much as I am going to love living on our own, in our own space, in Sofia; I know I am going to miss Smolyan (and my MIL’s cooking) a lot.

The weekend after visiting Smolyan, Vince and I are off on our long awaited honeymoon! We’re going to spend a few days bee-boppin’ around The Eternal City (good ol’ Roma) before setting sail on a 12-day Mediterranean cruise. I’m so excited that I can’t even think about it anymore; it just makes me giddy as a school girl. I had originally hoped to cook Vince an amazing American-style Thanksgiving feast, but we’ll be on the ship over the holiday, so I will just let them do all the cooking (can’t say that I am too put out about that!).  Our last Mediterranean cruise was great, but not romantic in the least as my mom and friend accompanied us. This time…IT’S ALL US! Candlelit dinners over wine, long walks on deserted decks, kissy time in hot tubs…here we come!

November, you’ve always been one of my favorite months and, I have to say, this year…you definitely take the cake!

W.

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This year I am participating in BlogHer’s National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo). The goal is to write and post daily. I am sure that I’ll miss a few days, especially when I’m on the ship, but I’m going to do my best to post as much as I can (even if they are just little daily snippet’s from my iPod or Kindle).

If you are participating, please feel free to post a link in the comments below. I’d love to stop by and check out what you’ve got going!

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6 thoughts on “Welcome, November!

  1. It sounds like you are going to have a fantastic November! When is your birthday? Mine is the 24th! And your upcoming travel plans make me green with envy. Rome and a Meditteranean cruise? How delightful and romantic!

  2. Not everyone loves November, but I hope yours is perfect!
    I have been following your travels in my reader and just thought I should comment occasionally.
    Have a safe homecoming!

  3. If you use an agent while looking for a home in Sofia, I would advise against using Arsanal. Nothing they post online is actually available, and they only took us to see places above our price range. Sasha recommends homes.bg or into.bg to find some good options. We will have to have you over when you get a place.

    • Hey, Dave! Actually, my husband found an apartment in the Tsarigradski Complex (Druzhba) a few weeks ago and moved in this week. Thanks for the advice, though! It seems like finding a place in Sofia when using an agency can definitely be hit and miss. We were very thankful to finally find something that we could afford and that also had the amenities we wanted. We’d love to meet up with you guys at some point! Keep in touch. W.

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