we’re about to go!
My original plan was to pack everything up today so we could leave at 5 am tomorrow and try to drive the 16 hours to So. Cal straight through. Spending any more time in a place that wasn’t going to be home anymore was driving me crazy. Just kind of emotional and twitchy. And not just me, but Sassy too. The older kids are fine, but Sassy and I have been joined at the hip. I don’t know if she’s reading my emotions or having some of her own, but we’re both vibeing the same way.
BUT, that would have meant last minute cleaning and organizing and stress all night tonight, and by about 4 this evening (because here, it starts getting dark around then!) I realized I was overwhelmed and snappy with the kids. And the thought of spending our last night in this house with me being witchy made me change my mind about our travel plans. I’ll finish everything up tomorrow morning and drive 8 or so hours till I get into Utah, and then we’ll find a hotel with a pool and hang out there overnight. Hotels are Sassy’s favorite part of any trip!
So I emptied the last of our fridge and freezer and told the kids we weren’t going to bed until every last spoonful of ice cream was eaten. We watched the sunset over the Rocky Mountains. We snuggled all together in my bed and told stories about living in this house for the last 5 years. We skyped with Hubby, and showed him the pillow I drew a face on to make it into a Daddy everyone could snuggle with while he’s been gone.
Now everyone’s asleep, and I have a date to keep with my oversized jetted tub and some bubble bath. And a book that I’m excited to bring down to the beach with me, it’s been such a great read but I haven’t had much time for it…1906: A Novel
I have some pictures of everything I’ve ended up keeping, everything I packed into my car, and the huge amount of trash we cleared out of here…but I’m just oh so tired and will save them for a little later.
The Universe gave me another little gift while I was driving down the road–I think she feels kinda bad about everything she’s put me through this month, and so she gave me a promise written on a bumper sticker:
I’m taking that to the bank!
Thank you for all the encouragement and comments I’ve received, I read them when I need a break from all this crazy!
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