Friday, May 05, 2006

Relocation Rant

You know the old saying, "So-and-so couldn't find their way out of a paper bag."?
Insert cardboard box and that is what we are currently up against. Unpacking is quite easy here as we have much more house to work with. Filling it up with the right furniture, now that's a different story.
Did I mention that I hate shopping? Shopping for new items is such a pain since it often takes more than 3 trips to the right stores to find the particular items you are looking for. Give me a day to browse and buy without the pressure of needing to purchase a certain item.
And I haven't have a caramel frappuchino in over a week even though I am now driving by Starbucks' drive-thrus left, right and center. Did I mention that I love drive-thrus? With small children, everything should be in a drive-thru, starting with Walmart!
Our son is growing up, we kept the crib, but have not set it back up. We want to transition him to a real bed and figured now is the perfect time. I'll run up and check to see if he fell asleep on the mattress or if he's on the floor. Legs are on the floor, but body and head are on the mattress. I think he's off to a good start, only tried once to get up and walk around his new room still filled with boxes.
So far he's asked three different times for his little friends at church. I don't think he understood the permamence of our goodbyes to them. But we have pictures, so we will post them so that he can remember them for our visits back east.
Time to get out into the sunshine, I have a backyard to dig in!
And my neighbor's bleeding heart is creeping over through the wooden fence. I think I'll take cutting for myself! That's one cheap way to get some perennials.
I want to get more posting done, but I'm also working on getting some others to post on here as well. So hopefully you will see some new by-lines up here in the near future.


  1. Hate shopping?! What is wrong with you, are a woman! We love shopping. It is in our genes. You just might be a late bloomer. ;)

    That is fantastic that your son is making the transition into a bed. That is a new milestone for him. Our kids (read mostly the middle son) always ended up on the floor, by the door, in the middle of the room when he graduated into a bed. It's all fun.

    Nice to see you posting. I have missed you.

  2. Anonymous10:36 AM

    I'm so glad you are getting settled. All of you have been in my thoughts and prayers. And I agree with the's a pain.

    Debbie L.

  3. Debbie?! What? Oh just keep catalogue shopping. It is fine with me! lol

  4. Shopping under pressure is not enjoyable for me. That's what I meant. Shopping with little need to buy, yet free to pick up what catches your attention is my idea of shopping.
    Stop it with the damaging stereotypes about women and shopping already! :) I know of some men who are crazy shoppers.


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