I said I’d update after Mike’s appointment and I promise I meant to right away but……Christmas! Whew! What a busy and amazing and wonderful and blessed time of year….but….busy! 🙂
No, not starting a business…not closing a business or minding my business….just I’m BUSY!
Moving, Disney, kids, summer, work, etc etc etc have kept me from stopping and trying to remember any of it…that makes me sad. However it makes me MADcrazyHAPPY that I have been too busy to notice. Lately the only thing I even WRITE is my prayer list (which seems to get longer by the day – sadly) so sitting down to type is unthinkable one some days!
Moving has definitely been the time suck of the year! Hmm, I guess technically “moving” itself wasn’t the time consuming activity….that was over in a day. Filling a house has been the thing….buying new things, repurposing old ones, shopping for bargains, creating new memories in a new space. It’s been EXHAUSTING…but most of all…it’s been FUN!!! It’s one of those things that makes it so apparent to me that crazy times bring out the MOST of what you have the most of. If you have love and fun and happiness, you will get more of THAT. My sweet husband has been so awesome throughout this transitional phase of having a new space to live in…..he’s dealt with my shopping habits, my chevron obsessions and my need to decorate every nook and cranny with some form of turquoise, aqua or gray! My kids have totally enjoyed finding their own new things and old things alike and have been such troopers about keeping things clean and organized. My Mom has been….an angel! She has loved shopping for me and crafting and lending a hand or elbow or whatever was needed. My niece helped unpack like a madwoman and it was a great time to have my entire family…inlaws, parents, niece and her boyfriend, sissy and her hubby and my baby niece….my kids…our friend Zoe…it was just awesome. I have had more visitors in a month than I believe I had at my former house in the seven years we lived there! It’s just fun getting opinions on decor and organization sometimes, right? ((OH AND THERE IS THAT POOL PROJECT THAT I HAVE NIGHTMARES ABOUT!!! SO MANY DECISIONS…….EEEEEK.)
Getting the kids ready for back to school…fun times. My kids will all be at the same school and I’m thrilled about that. MJ is starting K5 and I can’t even believe it. The speed at which time has flown is amazing. I’d like to say I’m dealing with my baby going to school very well but I’m not a liar. She’s so ready and I want to show her how excited I am for her and I do…and then I fall apart alone!! WHEW! It will be all fine and well next Friday after it’s been a day and we’ve had “that” day and she did fine and was happy and didn’t hold onto my leg for dear life. (Dear God, please don’t let that happen. Amen.) The boys are kinda “meh” about school starting back….but that’s to be expected at 12 and 15. Happy for them to get in there and get it going though!
Mike’s promotion + school = CRAZY! Many nights when we first moved in (he had finals then), I didn’t see him after dinner because I couldn’t stay up until he got in bed! Work has been busy for him as well….he hasn’t even played much golf lately!
TO BE CONTINUED…………I can’t even stay awake!!!
I love those times when I think I don’t have a life…things to do…much going on. HA! Enter June. We have a few things going on, like: selling current home/buying new home/moving into new home/packing up the rest of current home/vacation (shhh)/Mike has like 5 Dr appts/I have two weeks of vendor/customer meetings. Add to that an already full platter of things to do…my oldest son is turning 15….what??…..Father’s Day……ACCCKKKKKK!!!!
So, that’s not the excuse that I haven’t posted. I have just been living life instead of writing about it. It’s a catch 22 though. I love reading back over what I was thinking/feeling at a certain time. Maybe with all this change in my life I will be sure to capture it somehow in word. It is absolutely crazy all that we have going on….but I am so incredibly excited and happy. And…BLESSED.
I am so excited about the next three weekends. I can’t even contain myself!!
This weekend, I venture a short ride away and meet up with Victoria – a long time friend – for shopping, gabbing, catching up, eating…I cannot wait. LONG overdue and very much anticipated!!!
Next weekend, I venture to downtown Raleigh with my sweetheart to just getaway for the night. Getting dressed up and going to a nice dinner and spending the night in a nice downtown hotel. So excited to have some time for just US!
Weekend after that – VERY exciting…taking MJ, my mom, and my niece to Atlanta’s American Girl store for some shopping and fun! We are staying in a Marriott that does it up right – with doll beds for the AG dolls, milk and cookie amenities…it will be some great fun!!
I have some work in the middle of these weekends but I am so ready for them all – I love having things to look forward to!!!
So I thought I’d participate in NaBloPoMo….and I’m using some prompts to get me going!
If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
So, if I could have all my family with me…my current job…all my fave things…and pick them all up and plop them down somewhere? I’d have a hard time choosing between some of the most awesome places on Earth that I’ve visited…from Charleston, SC…to Augusta, GA…to Monterey, CA…Newport Beach, CA..Cabo San Lucas, Mexico…Kauai, Hawaii…Guanacaste, Costa Rica..Nassau….Miami, FL…Orlando, FL..Long Beach, CA…Cinncinati, OH…St Louis, MO…Lexington, KY…Asheville, NC…Boone, NC…Dallas, TX…Pebble Beach, CA…Carolina Beach, NC…OBX, NC…Virginia Beach, VA…Washington, DC…
I think I’d probably be very content with living just outside of Charleston, SC. Maybe Folly Beach or Johns Island or Kiawah. I absolutely adore Charleston. The charm, the history, the scenery, the food, the people…the feeling I get when I’m there is one of total LOVE for this place. I don’t want to leave it when I’m there…I get SO excited about my next visit and as soon as I leave it I am planning the next time back. If only all my family would go with me…and my job…and my entire life….I’d just never come back!!!
Our time at the beach was short but it was FUN. I’ll write in detail about it later I’m sure…as I’m exhausted and am going to listen to my body and rest. For now, here is my reminder and your tease…in list form:
- Daddy’s driving
- Our Beach Residence
- Value of FaceTime
- Hamburger Joe’s
- Wonder Works
- HomeGoods and my chevron finds
- Skywheel at MB
- Krispy Kreme
- Teenage Boys
- Post-Mono Vacations