Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Boxes everywhere....

Just thought I'd post a quick update. We are still packing and tossing. It seems like it will never end. This is what I'm looking at in the basement. We are now down to eight days until the movers come and take it all away.

I'm excited, sad, nervous and completely exhausted. I haven't been sleeping because we aren't sure if we can close and/or move into the new house on time.

So here is the sad part, my temporary scrap/stamp location in disarray. I hope it's not too long before I can unpack and organize...

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Fun week....

I first want to say I wasn't too happy with my hubby packing up my scrap stuff. He was grabbing things that looked like they could fill holes in the boxes he was packing and that's not how I wanted to do it. He's the packer, I'm the organizer. Oh well! It's pretty much all gone. I do have a little travel bag I usually take to classes. I snuck a few images in there along with my Copics. I don't have paper and embellishments to go along them though.

I've had a fun week. My hubby, the boys and my mom took me out for my birthday dinner (yes, it was on the 22nd). Then last night my aunts and cousins took me out for dinner. Yum, it was so good. I couldn't figure out what I wanted to drink since I had margaritas the night before. The bartender asked if I'd like a blueberry martini. Oh yeah! It was delish so I proceeded to get another....we all ended with some amaretto on the rocks. Needless to say, my head hurts a tad and I'm very tired today.

I got lots of nice things. I just have to figure out what to spend my gift cards on. One was to the lss, one to Target, an Amex gc and some cash, along with several nice things. One was a really cool small purse that's made from recycled items. Mine is made from upc codes. If I can find the link, I'll post. Sometimes she uses candy wrappers or gum wrappers. Ok, it's Nahui Ollin . I guess I didn't realize this was meant as a camera bag. Cool!! I hope mine fits.

I have one more dinnner coming up on Fri. I hope I can rest up! Grey's starts tonight!!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Packing and more packing...

I feel like we don't have a life any more! We've been packing whenever we're not working or sleeping. NOT fun. Tonight we kind of took the night off after dinner. I ended up taking food to my son at work. I called to see if he wanted a cheeseburger when he got home and he texted back a fast YES! He was starving and when I was describing the macaroni salad and the cheeseburger sub I made him, he said he couldn't even talk about it! He asked if I could bring them up to the mall where he works. My mom and I took a quick ride up so the skinny thing could eat.

My hubby had to practice his guitar because he has a "jam" tomorrow morning. Yay! Gave me time to play online. I should have stamped! Oh well.

I think I may try to pack up my stuff tomorrow while he's gone. It'll be so hard. I haven't had time to use it, but it's there. LOL Maybe I can sneak in a quick card before it all goes in the boxes. ;-)

This will give you an idea of how we've been living....

Thursday, September 17, 2009

A pleasant experience...

Well, maybe pleasant isn't the right word but...I took my mom in for gall bladder surgery today. First off, all medical professionals look at her chart and then back at her and at the chart again. They can't believe she's 70!

Anyway, I was prepared with a book and a few magazines. I sat in the waiting room for about half hour while they got her ready. I read a Real Simple issue that was in the waiting room. Went in and kept her busy until they wheeled her off to the OR. Ran up to Bob's and got some shoes for work and then ran home to grab a quick sandwich because I felt shaky. The dr. called on my way back and said she was through the surgery and to come back in an hour. I was shocked it was so fast. I am so impressed with everyone at the hospital. They were great! I will have to switch when I move to NH.

My mom is still up and walking around. She hasn't taken any pain meds, just Tylenol. It seems like it was a breeze but I'm holding out to see how she feels in the a.m.

p.s. Never got to finish my book or magazines!! That's a good thing.
p.p.s. Becky is pretty close. Stacy you're right but I'll be 49 from now on. ;-) Marianne, I haven't moved ... not for a few weeks.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

They say it's your....

I have a BIG birthday coming up and I'm not too happy about it! I'm calling it the "f" word and it's not forty!! I may not even have time to celebrate. It's so weird that we make a big deal out of birthdays in my family but we didn't do much for my husbands "f" birthday. That was because he wasn't feeling well for about 6 mos. I told him I do NOT want a party under any circumstances. I'd like a nice dinner and cake with my boys, dh and mom. And if the "girls" want to take me to dinner, that'd be fine too. The girls are my mom's sisters. They are between 50 and 75 and we all get along well so they call me their sister too. We've also talked about a cruise in Feb. since we never celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary the right way. So... enough rambling. I will hopefully be back soon.

Any guesses on the date?

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Time off for good behavior....

It was so nice to have the weekend off. We got to relax. The weather wassn't great though. We took a drive to Chatham to see the lighthouse and then walked the downtown area in the drizzle. We went out to dinner and had some delicious fried clams, scallops and shrimp.

We hoped to wake up to sunshine today. It didn't peek out at us until we were packed and ready to go home. We didn't bother going to walk on the beach because it was cool and cloudy. Oh was nice to get away. Here are a couple of pics.

Chatham was crowded because everyone was looking for the great white sharks that were seen recently. We saw a lot of seals poking their heads out but that was it.

I would be completely freaking if these birds were following my boat!!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Still packing...and waiting....

We had a few issues with the inspection, nothing structural or major. We are now waiting to see what, if anything, they'll fix or give credit for. I wish we could get it over and move on!

We took one night off from packing because things just happened and it didn't get done. Last night we had a few things to delay us but we did end up getting a good part of the basement done.

I am seriously dreading packing my stamp/scrap stuff. I have tossed a ton of magazines but I have a long way to go. How do they pile up so fast?!! I really hate to have my stuff in boxes and no way to get to it so I'm putting it off until the last minute. I'm dreaming that I'll be packed early and then I'll have time to make the last few Oct. cards I need! ROFL

Monday, September 07, 2009

Labor Day Weekend...

So this is what Labor Day is supposed to be? Filled with work?! LOL I've never worked on Labor Day before. We started packing yesterday and got our upstairs hallway done and my guest bedroom which used to be my oldest's bedroom. There was a tall bookshelf filled with books and a closet full of crap. That one is done and now we move onto the dining room today. That will be a chore and a half. We have two china cabinets to pack.

We decided to spend the extra money and get a mover. I honestly don't think my hubby would make it through without lots of help. Unfortunately my boys are really busy. My youngest just got a co-mgr. job - YAY!!!! He's working a lot of hours. My oldest is in a band that's serious about getting signed and he also works full time.

Wish me luck tomorrow. We are doing our inspection on the new house. That will determine whether we stick with this one or move on to #3. We've decided #2 is too expensive. Anyway, I'm off to pack with a vengence!!

Friday, September 04, 2009

Still mia...

I guess I will be mia for a bit. I know I'll be packing on this long glorious weekend!! Not really pumped for that but it has to get done. I hope I get a little time to play but I highly doubt it.

Fingers are still crossed for the new home inspection on 9/8. I will feel so much better if we can get that behind us so I can know for sure if that's where I will live. Otherwise we move onto House #2.

It's funny though, we have been going to look at carpeting, furniture, etc. and we still say, "well, this would work for house #1 but not #2 or 3." I want to just move full speed ahead at house #1.

I will admit, it felt pretty funny seeing the SOLD sign when I drove up to the house the other night. I took a photo for scrapping purposes.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Very exciting day...

Ok, I can finally say it but I'm still holding back on some of the excitement. We sold our house!!!! It's been a long time but it's finally done. We signed the P&S today. While we were sitting at the realtor's office signing away, the phone call came in that our offer was accepted on another house. Now we have to get going on inspections, etc. for the new place.

It's been a long wait and a lot of stomach aches. I still have them because I'm not sure that we'll be able to pull off getting into the new house on the same day we move out of the current. It's all about our extras. If it had been just the two of us, we would have been in a nice condo by now. That didn't work because there are four of us to park and we don't feel like playing valet parking each and every day. We have my mom and my son and we may get our other son back soon. This is why we weren't able to DOWNsize. We've resigned to the fact that we may never be alone! LOL

I'm excited about picking out some new carpet, paints, furniture, etc. The paints and window treatments are very much my style so we can do things gradually. The house is currently owned by a scrapper/stamper! I think it was fate!! More later.