The day has been chaotic. Hubby’s mom and brother came down to visit today, which meant that we had to get up and clean, clean, clean! I’ll be honest with you, I haven’t cleaned the house really good since February when we found out that we had gotten orders and would be moving. It’s been driving me absolutely crazy, but I’ve just let it go because we’re leaving. We’re packing and moving stuff and putting junk in storage. Every time I attempt to clean, something gets moved and rearranged and drug out all over again. So I gave up.
Maybe I shouldn’t have done that, because when I went to tackle it today, it was a disaster. Wow. That’s all I will say. But I got both of the bathrooms scrubbed [including the bathtub, which I hate to do], the floors vacuumed [including the stairs], the kitchen cleaned, all of the tile swept and mopped, Little Man’s room partially packed up and all of the closets cleaned out and ready to take to the Good Will. We started cleaning out the pantry and we’re sending a bunch of stuff back with my Mother-in-law. Things are finally coming together and we’ve almost got everything done.
Hard to believe we’re leaving Florida in just 15 days. Time is flying by insanely fast. It seems like yesterday that we got orders. And now we’re a mere days from saying farewell to our humble abode. I just hope that the summer time flies by as fast as the past month has.
I don’t know if Little Man understands what is going on, with the moving & the fact that his daddy is leaving; or if he is hitting his terrible twos early, but he has been in a mood like no other lately. He is insanely cranky and fussy and just down right unpleasant at times. I think he’s cutting his next set of molars in the back, but I can’t be sure. No fever or anything like he’s had in the past, just ill and unhappy. And we’re battling separation anxiety again. Whenever his daddy walks out of the room, he FREAKS out. Like, totally and completely goes insane. It comes and goes in phases, but when it’s here, it’s horrible.
I am hoping and praying that he gets over it soon. I don’t know what we’ll do if he acts that way when Hubby leaves. Maybe having webcam and flying out to visit will help some.
Speaking of California, Hubby got his travel stuff situated and he’s going to be able to fly out a couple of days early. Which is what we were hoping for so he has a chance to recover from Jetlag before he actually has to start class. We also found out that it’s a non-stop flight from Atlanta to Cali. Thank goodness. Because I think that’s going to be much easier for Little Man when we start to head out to visit. I was a little bit concerned with having to change planes and whatnot. Not to mention, I’ve always been afraid of losing my luggage, and I have the kind of luck that would cause that to happen.
I bought my swimsuit yesterday. I like the one that I picked out, but I’m not in love with it. Which isn’t surprising because I haven’t been in love with a swimsuit since I was in college. But I am d e t e r m i n e d to get myself back in bikini body shape before I go to California. I bought a two piece. I was hesitant at the idea, but I bought one anyway. I found one that looked ok, and I went with an all black one, which is slimming in itself. I get frustrated with myself. I’ve been blessed with a pretty good metabolism, it’s just a matter of getting off of my rear end and exercising. I eat like I want to and the only weight I’m holding onto is those last measly 5 pounds from Little Man’s birth.
And whoever said that losing baby weight was easy, was only halfway true. Losing the weight may not be that big of a deal. But finding the time to do it is a pain in the butt. I just don’t have the energy most days. That’s why I haven’t lost the last few pounds or toned myself back up. Because I don’t feel like it. By the time I do the mommy thing, housekeeping thing and wife thing all day long, the last thing on my mind at the end of the day is whether or not I’ve worked out. Forget it.
Anywho. I heard from the photographer in Dothan I was hoping to work with this summer. They seemed like they were really excited about hearing from me. They told me to get in touch with them as soon I got into town and we’d set up a time to meet and he’d look over some of my photos and we’d schedule a time for me to come to the studio and do some work with him. I’m really excited. His photos are fantastic!
Alrighty folks. I guess that will be about all for tonight. Little Man is in bed for the evening. Thankfully. I’m afraid he’ll need all of the energy he can get with family here. You know how that goes. He’s leaving this weekend for Alabama. And then mommy here has almost 2 entire weeks to myself. If it is warm, I plan on spending my time by the pool reading and sunbathing. Not too much left to do around the house except get everything cleaned really good and finish what little bit of packing we have left.
Hope everyone had a great Wednesday & a happy Saint Patrick’s Day!