Friday, May 15, 2009

Take Five Fridays

1- I have a lot of the initial stuff done for this move. I am ahead of where I usually am at this point. I don't usually like to deep clean and purge too far in advance because then I have to maintain or do it all again and I make myself and everyone else that lives with me crazy in the process. (It's not happening yet, but the few days before Chuck arrives, I am sure I will at my best!)

2-I am sad to leave here. It has been nice living near family and having four real seasons again. Jaden mentioned that he loves the seasons here, and how even having to shovel all that snow was worth it for the other three seasons here. I have to say, I totally agree.

3-BUT I am SO VERY excited that Chuck will be home in 16 days!!! I will be so happy to have our family back together again. It's been a hard year. It's been hard for me, missing my husband, but to watch your kids miss their dad is even harder. And the boys are acting, well, like 8 and 12 year old boys who know there is really not much their dad can do over the phone. While he was home over the holidays, he would just have to look at the boys and they got it together. I don't know what happened to "it"...maybe it's in Korea, too. And they pick/poke and antagonize each other to the point where it antagonizes me! They go as far as putting their pointer finger an INCH away from the "victim" and say, "I'm not touching you! I'm not touching you!" They have argued about whether it is partly sunny or partly cloudy. I am not kidding. And now you understand my "concern" about this cross-country road trip.

4- I do have to say though, that as much as these boys have driven my nutso this year, they have also really stepped up with the household and chores. Their own rooms might be the brink of disaster, but they have been very good about doing the "public area" stuff. It's gotten to where now, they can pretty much maintain the household by themselves, with the exception of the shower/tub and the laundry. Their wives are going to love me someday!

5- I was so dang excited about all of this last night, I couldn't go to bed. And even when I did finally go to bed, I couldn't sleep. I am going on about 2-3 hours of sleep right now. Which makes for not so creative blogging...bear with me dear reader, I promise that someday, I will talk about something other than moving. It's just what my life is right now.


Stacey said...

Moving is all consuming!!! I am glad for you to have your family back again!

ViolinMama said...

Moving is consuming! Don't worry about us, we'll be reading no matter what!!