Well, I can finally FINALLY announce why I have been so preoccupied these last many months and not posting very regularly.
We. are. MOVING!
Yes. It's true. I never in a million years thought I would ever have to post something like this because I already had my whole life planned out and let me tell you- moving was not part of the plan.
I distinctly remember having this moment last August- just an average, ordinary day- when I looked around and thought to myself, "wow. my life is perfect. could it possibly get better than this?"
So, you see, it's my fault we're moving. I jinxed us.
Sorry, Jay :(
I admit, I was heartbroken at first. Even now, I'll have occasional sad glimmers in my eyes to leave behind all we have fostered here... (or maybe that's the exhaustion?)
But I always like a good adventure too, and this will surely be that.
I should really be sleeping right now, so I'm not going to go into the details.
BUT, I just had to get that off my chest.
We're moving, and that's why I'm MIA. I've been cleaning and packing and posting pictures of the house, and learning about selling a home on my own, and cleaning, and weeding, and climbing trees to saw out dead limbs and not cooking good meals and allowing my kids to spend WAY to much time in front of a screen and, OH, did I mention that Jay has been out of town for most of all this?
Yes. He has.
Luckily, I have fabulous parents and neighbors and family and I'm doing alright.
In fact, our home is officially under contract as of a few hours ago, pending the sale of their home, so it must have all worked pretty well.
However, in the contract, I am allowed to take other offers and save them until June 23rd, (Jays' birthday!) the date they have to have their home under contract with another buyer for us to honor the contract with them. So, in the meantime, I must keep up appearances and keep holding open houses until we are goners. Most likely we'll be completely moved out by June 27th (my brother's birthday!).
Oh, and just so I don't keep y'all (2 of you) hanging, and if you haven't seen on facebook already, we're moving to Poughkeepsie, NY.