It's been such a quiet lazy weekend that I have found myself falling asleep on the couch, ever so often.
It is hot outside, the fan in the living room is humming overhead and everyone is really quiet, it's like you could hear a pin drop.
I don't like sleeping in the afternoon though, I do my best to avoid naps because they make me extremely cranky, nothing like waking up with a headache and not knowing what year you're in LOL
But it hasn't been all lazy, there has been quite a bit of packing and purging.
A designated area in the living room is stacked with stuff the packers will move, while the hallway bathroom is the "DO NOT PACK" room. They will not be allowed in that bathroom as that is all boxes that we will be moving ourselves.
Pictures are coming down off the walls so we can start filling in the nail holes and not leave it all to the last minute.
Packing also means that you run across things you had completely forgotten about, like for instance yesterday I got to sit and look through my children's kindergarten report cards, Nic's WIC folder with two checks that never got cashed, paperwork from our last base's primary school and all sorts of things that made me sad and happy and brought a lump to my throat.
And in between the packing and the emotional toll that it takes on you, there's playing and goofing around....
As hubby dismantled his armor for packing, he and Nicholas had a blast trying on the different pieces
You have to face it all with a smile on your face and the knowledge that you're fine and this craziness is just temporary.
So I have been fixing special treats for the afternoons......
So good! The other day it was warm Brownies topped with scoops of ice cream....mmmmmmm.
I have a review coming up for this adorable train set, and Nicholas loved trying it out, matter of fact, he and Lola seemed to enjoy it. Mr Nicholas put a treat in one of the train cars and then laughed as Lola tried to grab it while it was going around the tracks.
As for me, I tend to step outside when I start feeling a little overwhelmed. I look at all my beautiful flowers and imagine who the new tenants are going to be and if they'll enjoy this garden as much as we do.
My huge sunflowers have bloomed and wilted, now I'm waiting for the seeds which I'll be taking back to Idaho with me to plant some new ones in our new home.
As the big ones have died, the younger ones have burst into life...
These are so pretty, the prettiest blue ever.
And they also have dainty soft white and pink, they make me think vintage for some reason
My tomatoes are doing so well, and I plan on taking them with me. Matter of fact I have 5 plants that I need to move, so they'll be packed in a sturdy box and will sit in my passenger seat for the drive.
If you have any tips, advice for moving them, let me know :)
Miss Lola has been feeling as lazy as I have. I had to take this picture because she's just so cute. And she knows that we're getting ready to move, she actually grabbed two of her *babies* (toys) and dropped them into one of hubby's box. LOL We laughed so hard, I couldn't believe she did that.
Today I haven't packed one single thing, and that's ok, I needed a day off to just relax, remember all the brave women and men who have given their lives for our freedom, and all those who are still serving or have served.
Don't forget tonight on INSP, Courage, New Hampshire. We are looking forward to this one.
I'm going to go fix myself a cup of coffee to see if I can wake up a little, I'm honestly falling asleep at the computer.
Hope you're all having a wonderful long weekend.