Monday, June 24, 2013

Happy Homemaker Monday - 06/24/2013

Happy Homemaker Monday

Well friends, here we are, the last week in Arizona.  Thought it would NEVER get here, come to think of it I vividly remember my first week here.  I cried, I threatened my husband with divorce LOL  I was soooooo miserable and I just really hated the base and the place and the people.

But 7 years later and I survived, now I won't say I grew to love it here because that would be a lie, but I grew to accept it and just go with it.  I will tell you that I never thought I would miss it, but I think I'm going to miss my house and some of the area around here, especially Flagstaff and Prescott, Tombstone and Grand Canyon.

Next week Monday I'll be moving into the new house, so I'm not sure if I'll have a Happy Homemaker Monday post up.  I may just because we'll be in the hotel and our walk through is not until 9am and since I wake up super early, it may give me something to do :) 

The weather.....Miserably hot.  Thankful that it's my last week in the constant triple digits.  Heading back home to some rain and cooler temperatures and I'm pretty happy about that :)

Right now I am....Sitting on my couch with a nice hot cup of coffee.  I JUST woke up to a sea of ants in my kitchen and living you know my yearly struggle with these beasts.  UGH!  Got them taken care of and hoping I don't have to deal with them again.

Thinking....About everything that is going on this week, we have to finish all the packing today and make sure the house is ready for the movers who are coming tomorrow to pack, and then Wednesday to move everything out.  Thinking about the long road trip, thinking about how I'll feel when I see that Idaho State Line and just thinking about the future in general.

On my reading pile....Only the devotionals.

On my TV.....Been watching Unforgettable on the laptop, am almost to the end of the first season, and actually enjoying this show so I can't wait for the new season to start.
The White Queen - Episode 2

What I found while surfing the net....Everything I've searched lately has been road trip related.  I don't know if any of you know of this site, Gas Buddy, I'm sure most of you do, but it's a great tool to figure out how much gas you're going to spend on the trip.  Let's just say that between my car and my husband's gas guzzler of a truck, we'll be spending close to $400 just on the gas.  YIKES! 

On the menu for this week....It's an eat everything from the fridge and freezer week. Monday - Homemade Fettucine with Maple Sausage Spaghetti Sauce
Tuesday - Ordering Pizza while the movers are here
Wednesday - No clue
Thursday - No clue
Friday - On the road
Saturday - On the road
Sunday - Out to eat

On my to do list....Finish packing the back of the truck.
Remove all pictures, shelves from walls
Place everything we're taking in the hallway bathroom and make sign for door so movers don't touch any of it
Last minute appointments
Hubby is finishing the outprocessing< In the craft basket....Making some owl crochet projects, trying out some patterns for the Etsy shop. &nbsp

Looking forward to this week....Being done with the move on this side, getting on the road, and being one step closer to starting our new life.

Looking around the house....Boxes, boxes and more boxes.  Empty walls, tons of pictures and shelves up against the walls and a sad looking house.

From the camera....
Lots of this kind of thing going on


On my prayer list.....Me, praying for patience and for energy to keep going, I'm pretty worn out and I'm just ready to crash, but can't quite yet.
For my family, for this huge adjustment we're making.
Family and friends going through different issues right now. 

Bible verse, Devotional....
“I will sing to the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live,” (Psalm 104:33 NIV).


  1. I'm so excited for you! I remember when you all moved from Idaho to Arizona and what a change that was for you. And now you're coming full circle! I will keep your family in my prayers for safe (calm!) travels and a smooth transition to the new place!

  2. I hope you have a safe and uneventful move. Looking forward to seeing you document this new period in your life. Have a great week.

  3. Bless your heart Sandra. I am excited and happy for you and your family. You are super 'short' now. I can hardly wait til you pull up into your new driveway, walk up the sidewalk and open the door to your new house. It will be empty, awaiting all of your belongings and your talent for decorating as you turn it into your home for your family.

    Have fun, you are almost there.

    Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

  4. My Army-neighbors were packed out last week ... I was SO jealous!!!! LOL Doing this stuff for yourself really stinks! LOL But I am thankful I still have 30 days to pack. And thankfully a friend gave us lots of boxes and more friends will help us load our Uhaul when the time comes.

    Anyhoo ... I am praying for you as you make this transition. Sounds like you have it under control!!! Hope the pack out goes well and you get good packers (they can make or - literally - break the move!). :) HUGS, prayers, and well wishes!!!

  5. Hi Sandra,

    Just wanted to wish you the best of luck on your move and big drive. I'm so glad you get to finally go home. We're PCSing in the next month or so and I just want it done already! Safe travels!

  6. I'm packing, too. Feel you on the craziness! Hang in there!

  7. You are oh so close to your dream!!, Congrats on keeping it together!! Ha Hugs to your hubby and your FAMILY for the service to our country

  8. I just moved back (a year ago) to Tennessee from Idaho!! I must say that it is such a BIG MOVE. I wish you the best of luck Sandra :) And I hope that you are having a GREAT DAY! Take it in small increments. I know that you will get it all accomplished :)

  9. I am looking forward to following you and your family as you move and get settled into your new home. I do hope you can get some rest soon.

    Have a great week!

  10. Unforgettable? With Poppy Montgomery? I thought that was canceled. I loved that show. I'll be really happy if I was misinformed. :)

  11. I am new to this link up. I am looking forward to it and hoping to gain some new followers. From one home maker to another. I am not sure on whether to congratulate you on your move or say I am sorry. I hate moving. I just finished the moving process at the beginning of this month. Hopefully we will stay put until when and if we ever decide to buy.

  12. I can't imagine NOT wanting to live in Arizona.... the BEST times of my live is now the winter when I am in Arizona....Safe Travels....


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