Blazing through Navy life one duty station at a time.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Please pardon the interruption while we uproot our lives once more

Hi readers!  It's been a while, hasn't it?  What's that?  What have I been doing instead of blogging?  Truth is, not much.  I wish I had a more interesting excuse, but mostly I've just been lazy.  Of course there has been plenty going on around here.  I could have told you about the trip we took back home to Florida.  I could have told you about the fact that it was 50 degrees out for most of Memorial Day Weekend (crazy, right?).  But instead I haven't told you anything.  And, for a little while longer, I probably won't be telling you much of anything.

See, I had all these grand plans to keep blogging for the last little while, but our impending cross country move is requiring all my brain power.  I haven't done much for it, but I sure am thinking about it an awful lot.  This weekend was actually our first big push in terms of preparation.  The movers will begin packing our house a week from today, and for the first time in almost 8 years and 5 moves, we plan to get out in front of it.  We shredded 7.5 years worth of old documents we no longer need.  We cleaned and organized our garage.  We even washed and vacuumed the cars.  This week's plans look to be even more exciting, filled with fun activities like cleaning out a few closets, taking everything off the walls, spackling, and painting the patches.  Our last move felt a little frantic and hurried, so I have turned into a crazy lady trying to prepare for this one.  My poor husband.

I am hoping to blog while we're on the road.  We're taking 6 days to drive across the country, and while I'm sure much of it will be pretty boring, I have high hopes that some of it will be very exciting.  I'm going to do my best to share with you the exciting bits (unless you really want to know the boring stuff too, and then, well, who am I to deny you?).  The last time we did this we had a 3 month old who slept the whole time.  This time we have a 3 year old who will undoubtedly want to stop to pee every 5 minutes.  Yep, should be fun.

So bear with me over the next two weeks as we clean and pack.  Hopefully I'll be back by the 10th (if not before) regaling you with the finer points of the all exciting Navy move.