So tomorrow we move to the "big city"… Ken took yesterday off to pack, we are pretty well ready though there is absolutely no room for the kids to play so they have watched a great deal more tv than I would like. At least in the new place they should have room to run.
I have managed to update some addresses and have our mail forwarded… but there is still a lot to do… most of it will have to wait til after the move, if I had had a whole month I am sure I would have had all the addresses updated and people contacted! At least most of the numbers I have left are toll free.
So I have had a couple of good cries… this is the first place I have lived in for longer than 3/4 yrs – 11 yrs! Can you believe it? As much as I KNOW this is a good move there is a lot of letting go for me – yes I am MUCH more sentimental then Ken! Who is just excited not to have to drive 5 days a week to the city, course who can blame him?
We took our last walk around the lake today and said good-bye to the ducks (though I don’t think the boys understand really what I mean by moving)… we got our lemonade and slurpee and went the long way home… So many "last times" it is hard… ok hard for ME not for anyone else, but hey I am a weeper.
Poor Emanuel seems to be over the gowth spurt for the most part but I think it is the Motrin I gave him for what looked like a tummy ache that is keeping him a little off. I think it is bothering him or something. Seems like I should just put him back to Tylenol, I know some people don’t like certain painkillers etc. Of course I am OUT of that! Go figure. He is, however, talking a lot more. Saying Hi all the time and such. Well life is busy and Emanuel up and in a cranky mood… I will have to post once we have internet.
Ok so unusual for me NOT to update my blog for over a week… there is a mixture of reasons – #1 – lazy, #2 – kids keeping me busy, #3 – weather has been nice enough for longer walks in the morning leaving me tired in the afternoon, #4 – the ever existent temptation of Anime and Fanfictions for corresonding anime…. and the big big big one #5 – we are moving…. SATURDAY! ACK! Yup you read me right… Ken found us a place in the city! Not my first choice, but bigger, nice neighborhood, super close to work… parks even and a fenced yard… 4 bedrooms!
Now you may ask how did we get so lucky? Well one of Ken’s co-workers is heading off to work at the Denver office for 1-3 yrs and needed someone to rent his home covering mortgage and taxes etc. (did I mention the rent is a lovely price?)… they are moving out on the 21st and want us in on the 22nd! Talk about a whirlwind of change!
In the moments I HAVE had to think about things I have to admit I am nervous… it is official – Lisa is a SMALL TOWN GIRL! I really had hoped we would find a rental out in the smaller city/towns around the large city but as Ken reminds me this a for RENT not FOREVER… after all we have only signed on for a year with the hope that by then our debt will have decreased along with housing prices enough that we can purchase a place in the smaller outlying city of our choice. After all the owner of the house would like the choice of coming back if Denver is not of their liking after a year. It is all so exciting and scary! If you do want our new address please email/msn/etc me privately I will NOT be posting the new address here.
Add to all this crazyness the first day of Sunday School today – Ken took the twins and apparently they got into it after 30 min or so… trying to cram all the local store chores in this weekend and the coming week, Emanuel teething and having growing pains and trying to get a go on my advent exchange with my online sewing group and we are one busy family. Ken and the twins also went to the company picnic yesterday – I was ill and Emanuel cranky so we stayed home. It hit a very warm 23 cel and no one there had sunscreen so Ken of course burned his neck though the twins were fine and came home with goodies! Even a snowsled for Emanuel!!! Apparently they did have fun but then so did Emanuel and I, we had a quiet morning and then a nap (even mommy got in an hour) and then downtown to the used bookstore.
Life is certainly changing around here… I am not sure what our phone/internet hook up is going to be like but plan on updating a couple times this week… if nothing else but a line or two!
So I found after years of searching Clearly Canadian in a local drugstore – of course it is $2.00 a bottle! But MMMM They say they get their pop supplies from a grocery type store out in the industrial end of town which of course is ONLY open 9-5 and on weekdays – figures!! So if anyone is heading over there… I would assume they have MORE flavours mmmm.
Yesterday the kids and I were REALLY ambitious… in the morning we ran through flashcards, Emanuel coloured and then each of the twins took a stab at painting… after all that fun we walked to Co-Op for milk and 7-11 for slurpee and lemonade… mommy got smart and brought their travel sippy cups so we were able to take a nice long walk around the lake with our juice and no spills. Before we even left our street we ran into an old business associate of Ken’s who did not know we had not moved yet and stood and chat while the twins played in the dirt and Emanuel snuck in a nap (as soon as we started walking again the twins helped me wake him back up)… now here comes the ambitious part – after naps we walked downtown AGAIN – first to the drugstore to get water and mommy’s new found treat since we were completely out of water at home, then to Grandma’s work and then to the library where mommy tried to read stories and keep the damage low. Grandma picked the twins up at the library and then Ken met us there. We had a short shopping trip and drive through McD’s. Emanuel was so tired out from 2 outings in one day that he went to bed at 6:30 pm and slept til 6! Amazing!
A group of buyers came through today to look at that apartments at 1… I kept the twins up and Emanuel woke up moments before they came (EARLY wah)… Putting the twins to nap 1 1/2 hours past their normal nap is not fun. They just wanted to watch tv (I let them watch while we were waiting as we needed to keep quiet while Emanuel slept). The hope is Emanuel will be obliging and go back down for another nap this afternoon but I am not holding my breath!
I am supposed to make dinner when Ken gets home but I am tempted to tell them to fend for themselves and have a nap… I have been so tired lately!