Monday, August 10, 2009

Sad Munchkin Monday :(

The kids don't really understand why I am moving into my apartment, and why I'm not living here. So this morning while we were getting Little Ann ready for Girl Scout Day Camp (which she is loving) we talked about it. I think it would be easier for them if they had someone to replace me so we could say "you are going to have so much fun with (insert name here)! I heard she is planning so many fun adventures for you!!" But unfortunately, they are still hunting.. So it comes down to trying to tell an 8 year old, and 4 year old that I am just moving to a new apartment and starting at a new job.. I have told them that my apartment is close, and that we will go there so that they can see it sometime this week, and I will come and play with them whenever G & S need me to (so long as I don't have anything else going on)... But when it is all said and done, it is simply sad that after a little more than two years of seeing them every single day, and taking care of them for 11+ hours Monday through Friday, I am done. Although I am not crying yet, and this is going to be a very exciting new chapter in my life, I will be crying on Friday, and I will probably show up on Sunday before they leave to board their plane with S to visit their Grandpa, and on Monday (my official last day) when it will be just G and myself with Little Baby... It is going to be sad.

It has been a pretty good two years, with some fabulous adventures, fun, happiness and love, as well as some hardships too (after all they are kids!)... but I am very glad to have had this experience, and it will be sad at our house at the end of the week.

Here's to one last week filled with little laughs, little hugs, and lots of fun!

Happy Munchkin Monday :)

Friday, August 7, 2009

I Move like a sloth!

I will have some photos of you soon, but so far, my camera hasn't made any trips to my apartment, other than it's initial sighting.

Last weekend, I made Mr. McGregor come to Ikea with me to help me load the furniture into the car, and then haul it all up to my 2nd story apartment (which is only 20 stairs up). He was a very good sport, but after working all day and then moving something like 500lbs of furniture. After realizing that he has never built a thing in his life, I built the sofa bed and he helped as much as he could and then we both went home at 3 in the morning exhausted!
Over the course of the weekend I built the rest of the furniture, except the bedframe, and started moving boxes of stuff in. The bed frame was built last night so that the mattress can be placed on it during delivery tonight! So far, the bathroom is completely put together, the kitchen is as done as it can be until I move my dishes over in the drive from WA.. and sense all of the furniture is built, and some of my stuff is already on it, I should have everything moved and put away by the end of the weekend. :) I have had some help from Mr. McGregor, and some from my friend Jodie, but mostly I've just been doing little trips by myself 2 boxes or so a day, and then unpacking and putting the contents away while I'm there, it is certainly making things easier... I will try to show you what it looks like on Sunday.

Have a great weekend!