Sunday, July 13, 2008

Weekend Wrap-Up

Haven't done this in a while. We have found a new place to live. It's about 5 minutes from my work so even though it costs more monthly, I won't be spending as much in gas anymore. The girls are very excited, and that's a big old sigh of relief for me. This all would be much harder if they were upset. Instead, they're helping me pack. We've got the living room pretty much done and about halfway through their bedroom.

I've made three trips to Goodwill already and will make another tomorrow. It's amazing how much stuff my kids have accumulated in one year! Riley's much better at letting things go, but I have to do a lot of their room without Sylvia around because all of a sudden, things she hasn't touched or thought about in a year become integral to her very existence when she sees them about to go into the trash or Goodwill bag.

Riley lost her voice this week. She sounded like a 60-yr-old smoker who couldn't say her "r's." It was too funny.

I took the girls to see Wall-E last weekend. Pixar is amazing. While it's not my favorite Pixar movie, it was really good. When it comes on DVD, I won't mind the girls' multiple viewing of that one.

And here are some pics from our D-land weekend the weekend before last.



The girls and I had a really nice time. Riley went on Tower of Terror for the first time, and they both tried Indiana Jones for the first time. We also went on Thunder Mountain about 7 times, and Space Mountain twice. I love the fact that they're old enough to skip the kiddie rides entirely now! Luckily, none of us are too old for the petting zoo.



Note to OhMommy: I tried to do your assignment of taking pics of the tops of their heads - only my mother has gotten these girls too well-trained to smile for the camera!

And our cousin joined us for an evening.



Tomorrow, a temp will be starting to take over my position as Secretary - yay! I need to start just working my Paralegal job. I'm starting to make stupid mistakes because my mind is going too many different directions at once. Of course, it'll still be hectic while I train her, but it's a step in the right direction at least. Thinking about all the things I need to for the move isn't helping matters.

But none of this is earth-shattering. None of it is insurmountable. I just need to remember to take it all one thing at a time.

And one more note: Don Mills Diva and Jen of A2eatwrite both bestowed awards on me in the past few weeks. As grateful and appreciative I am, I just haven't gotten around to writing my thank yous, posting them and passing them on. I'm going to save them for when I can revel in them a bit.

Now I must stop procrastinating and get back to packing already!

20 comments:

FreedomFirst said...

Congratulations on finding a new place! It sounds like you guys had fun on vacation. Your pictures are really cute.

I WANT A GIRRRLLLL!!!!!

Oh well. Maybe someday. Good luck with the temp. And the packing.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Congrats on the new apartment! What does this mean for Kipp attendance, though?

The girls are just adorable!

No worries about the award... I'm usually behind on those, too. ;-)

Good to hear from you!

Dingo said...

I'm not packing up a house for a move, just cleaning up my desk. But I think I'm a lot like Sylvia because things I haven't seen or thought of in months are now absolutely essential to my well-being. I haven't made a dent in this pile. Would you mind coming over? And bring Sylvia, I may need some backup when you try to throw away my dried up green highlighter. I might need that someday!

Immoral Matriarch said...

Congrats on the new place and I love the glasses on your girls!

Single Working Mommy said...

While I'm glad the girls are taking well to the move, do *YOU* like your new place?

Love the pics! D-land looked to be a good time.

P.S. Dingo cracked me up with that highlighter remark!

Single Working Mommy said...

Oh, and I forgot something. Forgive me for the double comment.

I know your love for Dream Dinners, but I wonder if you've ever done "Dinners Ready"? There are two in California, but I have no clue if they are anywhere near you. If they are, I think you should check them out. I'm really loving the food--plus it comes with sides. Something I feel Dream Dinners sorely lacks.

www.dinnersready.com

Hahn at Home said...

Hey, we're moving together, only I'm not getting any help from the kids, who are on vacation. Gotta love their timing.

Kori said...

If I could move, I would. And if I ever GET to move, more than half our crap will be G.O.N.E. :) Glad to hear the girls are excited; I know that was your biggest concern.

Natalie said...

I'm so happy you found a new place! I pay a little more to live close to work as well and it is totally worth it.

Kori said...

And oh, there is an award for you over on my site this morning. :)

Tara R. said...

Congrats on the new place... have fun packing.

Tranny Head said...

I'm so glad you found a place - I know that's a big relief for you. Ugh - but I LOATHE moving! Good luck!

LaskiGal said...

Congrats on the place!!! Good luck with everything . . . such as the whole staying focused.

I swear, when people are in the process of moving I have no idea how they keep their wits much less their head . . .

BusyDad said...

Wow, congrats on the move and the job developments! And I have to echo your sentiment for graduating from little kid rides. Along that line, I love it also that my son has graduated to big kid toys - things that I love to shop for and buy!

pisceshanna said...

Yay! Not only a new place but a nicer, closer new place! You guys are adorable in those pics.

Karen MEG said...

Congratulations on your new place. I love those shots as well.

Funny what you said about Goodwill - when we start sorting through stuff we always get that too... 'BUT THAT'S MY FAVOURITE" even though it's been in storage for 6 months LOL!

And good luck on moving into your paralegal gig too. You've got a lot on your plate, but I don't doubt that you'll tackle it all so well.

Felicia said...

Good for you! Saving ANYTHING nowadays is great. I have to tighten up everywhere. I hate it.
It's good that the girls were positive about it. It makes a huge difference!

Jeff said...

Congrats on the new digs! New job, having fun with the girls... sounds like things are going well!

Lis Garrett said...

Congrats on the move!! And I'm glad to hear you all had such a great time at Disneyland - how fun!

Cheffie-Mom said...

The pictures of your girls are precious! Girls are so much fun! Have a great rest of the week!