Saturday, June 22, 2013

Almost there....

We are now on the home stretch, actually in exactly one week from today we will already be in Idaho.  I'm so ready to be home, so ready to be in the new house, to unpack, to make it our house, to cook and relax and enjoy the pool and the land and everything that comes with this new chapter.

I started losing steam two days ago, I fell asleep at 6pm while sitting on the couch just watching a show on the laptop.  Next thing I knew my kids and hubby were waking me up and saying that I was literally drooling, my head laying back on the couch, mouth open, snoring kinda thing. 

They were amused because I don't ever do this when I'm sleeping, but I think the exhaustion is kicking in.

So, already had the walk through with the movers, already started packing the vehicles with boxes we're taking, already weighed the vehicles, registrations all done and up to day, etc etc and etc.

Next week the movers will be here and then it's really IT. 

Sometimes it's hard to imagine that we're at this point, you always think you have time, more time, more years, but it all flies by so very fast doesn't it?

I'm feeling excited and I'm also feeling extremely sad, I don't know if I'm ready to live this life outside the military, it's going to be such a huge adjustment for us all.

Anyway, I know I've been awful at updating my blog, and I ask that you bear with me just a little longer over the next week as things really kick into high gear.

So I wanted to come in and say a quick hi, let you all know that I haven't forgotten about you, I miss our daily visits and catching up on your blogs too.  Something else I am looking forward to doing when this move is all over and done with.

I think the best way to summarize my last week is with a little round up of what I've been doing.  Sadly, no pictures, though there will be some tomorrow when I shoot the Super Moon.....don't forget to look to the skies tomorrow, you won't want to miss it :)

On my bedside table:
Allergy meds

On the TV:
Unforgettable (really enjoying this one)
The American Baking Competition
The Haunting of.....
Devious Maids and Under the Dome are both premiering this week and I'm curious, so may catch those on Hulu to see if they're good.

Latest interests:
Finding as many Portuguese recipes as possible and cooking them
Learning to live off the grid

On my mind:
The move
The drive (please pray for me, I do NOT like driving and especially highway/freeway driving so this is very nerve wrecking for me)
New house
What life will be like, new things to do and see

To have a strong faith and to not worry
About chickens, raising chickens and everything involved with the process

Meals from the pantry and fridge
Lists, lists and more lists
Piles of boxes to move

Looking forward to:
A country home with land, gardening, canning, living quietly
4th of July Parade and Picnic
Farmer's Market every Saturday morning
Having chickens
Opening the Etsy store
My brother and his family arriving next month

Having my husband home every day, even if it's just for the moment
The excitement on my children's faces when they talk about going home


  1. So glad you checked in with us. I've been thinking about you and the stress and the fear and the excitement all rolled into one. Good luck with everything, will be praying for you and looking forward to seeing your new home and reading about your country life!

  2. You're going to do great! I can't wait to hear that you are settled in your new home, and happy in Idaho. :)

  3. I love your candle graphic! I bet that sleep felt good! My husband loves "cat naps" and he says they make him feel so relaxed after. After all your stress, that is just what you needed.

  4. I can feel your happiness and excitement coming through this post! God bless you with this move and this new phase in your life!

  5. When we've moved cross country we use two-way hand held radios in each car. It's way easier than fumbling with cell phones and the kids get a kick out of talking to their dad on the radio. It's much easier communicating this way for sudden freeway exits or unexpected bathroom breaks. I wish I could help with traffic through Vegas but unfortunately it's pretty awful all the time. The WORST times heading north are around noon and between 3-6pm M-F. I hope you have a safe drive and good luck in your new adventure!

  6. So good to see a post from you, I check every day knowing that you are probably existing by day on an adrenaline rush and then crashing at night...and that your mind is a kaleidescope of thoughts and emotions. I will be so happy when you get to your new home in the country and can begin putting down will be soooo happy!!

    Wishing you all a safe trip and hoping you will get your internet hooked up very soon in Idaho!!

    liz in Mississippi who made a 1200 mile move from AZ to here 5 years ago...all is well :-)

  7. It's almost over! Praying the rest of the packing, traveling, and unpacking goes off without any hitches and for everyone's safety.

  8. Keep your eye on the finish line. This is the hard time - you're gonna LOVE making your new house your "home". I just know it. You've been amazing through this process and soon you'll be back in "full steam".


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