I wish I could report that we found a fabulous home to move into. I keep reminding myself it took us a LOT of searching and a super duper connection to get into this current house we live in. Having 30 something days to find something great is proving itself to be quite challenging. Time is running out and I really am wondering what this next chapter will look like. I KNOW this next year will be a temporary moment leading us to something better down the road…just wondering how far I will be stretched in the process.
I wish I could also report that these 2 little people in my house were great packers, but truth is, they would rather climb, unpack, snack, and request to get out every messy toy that is still left to pack. They sure are cute though.
We have taken short breaks to get outside. Yesterday we were outside when we heard the street sweeper going down the street. When we first moved here, every Wednesday, Gress would run to the front door and watch the awesome machine clean up the leaves. You can pretty much rake your yard into the street and waalaa, Mr. Street Sweeper helps you out. When he saw me taking photos of the boys, he stopped and asked if I was happy with how he was cleaning my street. He said he was hoping my picture taking wasn’t to show what he was missing. I told him how much Gress loved his street sweeper and it was the highlight of our Wednesdays. He got out of the machine, and placed Gress in the driver’s seat. Gress now thinks he is the coolest kid ever. He now carries around his owner small street sweeper (that hasn’t been played with in months). PROUD MOMENT! Glad I had my camera to capture it all. THANKS Mr. Doug for a great memory and for making a kid’s day!
I have to admit, there have been lots of sweet moments I have missed due to my distraction with all that is going on. I am tired, probably a bit overwhelmed, and somewhat worried that all my early possessions will soon be in a storage facility for a year..making me again realized first hand what really matters here on this earth. I know this is temporary and soon we will have lots of free days to hang out at the beach. But for now, the stacks of boxes, the sound of the tape gun, and constant piles moving from one room to the other (oh and Mera nervously licking a hole in her leg) will continue. I would be taking a nap right now if it weren’t for the constant stream of contractors in and out doing repairs on this old house.
So, tomorrow is a new day. My to do list is slowly getting checked off this week and hoping to have LOTS of energy tomorrow to not get one, not 2 but maybe 3 things checked off!
I have also learned my lesson that if your kids are stuck inside for the day, DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT feed them marshmallows and expect them to be calm! Silly me!