Saturday, May 19, 2012

An extra adventure

Today we went and spent a hour or so at the new house.  Moving a few things in, picking out paint colours, checking it all out again.  It seems to get bigger every time we go (or it gets more empty?) and we fall in love with it a little bit more every time we're there.

There is something about the place that just puts me into a certain frame of mind.  I don't know what it is, but it seems to scream at me to relax, chill out, enjoy the day.  So we came home, and while we worked our tails off for most of the afternoon, we mostly just went with the flow of it all.  We ended up having an amazeball of a day.  Packing, cleaning, gardening, swinging, hammocking, bbq-ing, running-through-sprinklering.  I came to a realization part way through the day that the kids don't give a rats patootie that the house is in 100% chaos right now.  It's a mess, there is crap everywhere, and nobody cares.  They just want some attention, some pushes on the swings, and someone to get them a snack when they demand...I mean, ask nicely for it.  Heck, the chaos is an extra adventure.

So I'm choosing to see it as that - an extra adventure.  An extra adventure is so much more fun than plain old packing now, isn't it?   Hope you're having a safe relaxing weekend, wherever you may be!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Countdown: 7

So the countdown is on.  ONE WEEK till we get our new digs.  Adios, Roof.  Hello Valley.

There is SO. MUCH. TO. DO in the next 7 days.  But we'll get it done, like we always do, because that's just what we do.  The lady from the moving company came today and told me we had a lot of stuff.  And I was like "Really?"  Because I've seen Hoarders.  And I've known hoarders, and collectors, and people with a lot of stuff.  And I don't think we have that much stuff!  (And what I really should have said was "Y'all should have seen this place 6 months ago..THAT was a lot of stuff!")

Whatevs.  As long as her and her merry men can pack it all up, and take it to the new house, then I'm happy.  Yes, it's a lot of work, but the payoff on the other end is going to be so full of awesome that it's not even funny.  Not even. 

Pack, pack, pack.  Label, label, label.  Purge, purge, purge.  And dream, dream, dream.

Oh, what fun! 

Monday, May 7, 2012

New {Educational} Digs

My sweet G.  My little man who has had so many miserable days at school.  He was SO excited today, to visit his new school.  I think it might be just what he needs.  It's small, intimate, and filled with love - you can tell just by walking in the front door.  I hope, with all the hope in my heart, that this is a change that does him good.