Wait! Come back! I’m still alive, I promise!
I say. It has been quite a week and a half since I’ve last posted. I have so much going on right now—all good, but still overwhelming—but I wanted to stop in and let you know that even if I am only around sporadically in May, I will be back and writing again soon.
My job is going really well. I am really enjoying it. I’m even figuring out the commute. (Future post, right there, I tell you what.)
We close on our new house this Friday. We take possession of it next Monday. There will then be a flurry of painters and plumbers and the people who will change the carpet we don’t like into carpet we do like. We will move the following Friday. Every moment that I am not working or taking care of my kids between now and then will involve boxes and putting things in boxes.
…except for the moments that I am trying to ready our current home to put on the market, which will hopefully happen in mid-June. It turns out that putting a house on the market includes changing all the things you hate about your house all in the time-span of three weeks, making the house you are leaving kind of actually delightful to live in. I’m pretty sure that eventually Alex will no longer spend his entire weekend covered in paint, but I don’t know when that will be.
At least we managed to already successfully celebrate Jack’s birthday, including a Go To the Movies/Play Minecraft Extravaganza with his two best buddies. That said, Quinn’s birthday is this week, and we have not yet successfully celebrated it. Because of his love of meat, we’re taking him and his best friend to Benihana (a first for all of us; we’re excited!) and then hosting a sleepover. I think sleepover activities will include putting things in boxes and the party goodie bags will be trash bags full of crap we don’t want anymore.
All of this sits on top of the regular annual end-of-school-year activities complete with various concerts, parties, picnics, JACK’S 5TH GRADE PROMOTION ACTIVITES(!!!), and the three-day disability awareness event I’m co-planning for Quinn’s school.
There are two possible blog-related results to this barrage to my schedule: (1) I will disappear for three weeks only to re-emerge shaken, a little more gray haired, and living in a new house, or (2) I will post every day as a method of procrastination. Either way, there is a wealth of material here for excellent blog posts and you can be assured that I am taking copious notes to (eventually) share my misery/joy with you.