Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Hello from Colorado!!!!!!

Wow, what a crazy ride it has been!!!!!  We made it at about 1pm on March 7th, my birthday.  But the work week did not end there.  We then had to unload the truck and van into the house and then head to our storage unit.  Only to find that it was not what we had reserved.  Moving to another location and the great unload began.  But with faulty information the night ended disastrously at a little before 8pm.  The next morning more unloading into the house cause the storage unit was too small for our needs.  Then back to the unit to finally unload my precious entertainment center(a full wall unit weighing about 1,000 lbs) and my bedroom furniture and the last of the boxes.  Cleaned out the truck and returned it right at 5.

 Saturday was the laziest day ever.  A week of working full time way more than we have in a long time led to everyone napping most of the day.  It was supposed to be a blizzard day anyway.  We didn't get as much as places north of us did which was good cause shopping needed to be done before school started Monday. 

So Sunday we were off and running....I was exhausted.  Haven't had to shop or drive in these crowds in a long time.  Looks like hubby will still be doing the majority of grocery shopping.

Monday was the dreaded first day in a new school.  My oldest was really acting out with the stress of the move, but I think more so the new school.  I spent all day Monday hoping to pick up a happy girl.  She was reserved but relieved when we picked her up.  It took her most of the afternoon, but right around dinner time she opened up and spilled all the good news.  Big sigh of relief.

That leads us to today, Tuesday.  She was more than happy to get up and get going.  So much indeed that she had a good 40 minute wait before we had to leave.  We decided yesterday that we can drop her at the trail in back of the school and she could walk up alone, and then meet me at the same place after school.  My child, who formerly hated and merely tolerated school as something she had to get through, took off running.  She forgot her lunch, came back, and ran off again with the biggest smile I have ever seen.  She was excited to see new friends and learn more math.  Her words said it all, "no more meanies".  Just what I was hoping for.

Hubby got an extra week off before starting the new job which has made moving our stuff into an existing household somewhat easier.  It has given him time to decompress and stop the stressing.  Also a little mini vacation with his family.  Something we did not know we needed but are so appreciative of.

Fog covered mountains out the back window3/12/13

Icy Fog out the back door 3/12/13

View from my stitching spot 3/12/13 

I think we are getting back into a routine.  Not our old one but a new one.  Still needs tweaking, but emotionally I think we have all leveled out.

But because we are trying to integrate more stuff than originally thought, I have not accomplished any stitching.  At All.  How sad, huh?  But just a little more and then I can hopefully finish "Faith".  I did pull out my project and get set up in a chair so when I am ready I can just sit, stitch, and look at mountains.

                                                               Life is good right now.


  1. I can relate...my fiance was laid off last year and still isn't drawing a paycheck. He should be very soon, though. Fortunately, we won't have to move. So glad your daughter is doing well. I moved so much during school...one time going to 3 schools in one year. Stressful doesn't even begin to cover it! Take some time to rest and enjoy your new life. It will all fall into place :)

  2. Thank you Carolyn and Glenda. I was an army brat so we moved around a lot when I was growing up. i hated it and never wanted to put my kids through that. Hopefully this will be it until they can choose to move themselves. We are still trying to figure out the new routine but are happy and healthy right now and that is what matters most!

  3. I don't think it's sad to not stitch. Stitching is part of life, not Life. You are all going thru a lot and psychologist say that moving is one of the biggest stressors humans can face, right up there with death and divorce. You are doing right in taking things easy and letting them flow. I think its terribly exciting to move and into such a lovely place! Wishing you all the very best and all good things! Hugs, Chris G

  4. I'm so glad your DD likes her new school! It sounds like your new routine is turning out nicely- all the best wishes for you guys!

  5. Glad to hear that your daughter likes her new school. What State do you live in? Moving can be stressful; glad to hear the groove is setting in well.

  6. Everyday gets better and better for my daughter. It is such a relief for all of us. So much less stress for all involved. She is really coming into her own now it seems like. For a parent it is the greatest feeling. Absolutely love it!
    We left Texas and are now happily getting settled in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Any of us stitchers close by?
    Thank you for the well wishes!