Oh, imaginary friends! I have missed you so! For those of you who don’t follow me on Twitter or Facebook (…cough, cough…shame on you…cough, cough…), let me tell you what I’ve been up to in the past week.
First, we spent last week packing up the old house and getting ready to move into our new one. I packed with the kids while Chris and my saint of a father peeled wallpaper and painted at the new house. Occasionally, I’d haul the kids over to bring them beer and Five Guys hamburgers. Bean loved “helping.” He basically followed them around all afternoon doing whatever they did. It was pretty cute, actually.
Packing was pretty rough, but I have to say that I did an AWESOME job! We were boxed up and ready to go by moving day. Our sweet friend, Scott (of “Sarah and Scott” fame), helped us move in 100 degree heat. I was so thankful he was there! And Bean loves Scott, so he thought it was awesome to hang with the big guys for the morning.
Thursday (or was it Friday?) afternoon in the middle of packing, I got a phone call from my mom telling me that my website was giving her a strange error message. So, before our computer was packed away, I jumped online really quick to find an ugly, horrid little error message instead of my blog. I’m not technical, like, at ALL, but I knew “fatal error” wasn’t a good thing. Long story short, our website was hacked. I was shocked! But then I was panicked because there was some trouble for a couple days getting my backups to restore and for about 24 hours, it looked like I had lost over three years worth of writing. Thanks to my awesome web design team at Flosites, my website was restored (though I did lose my last few posts because those hadn’t been backed up yet) and all became right with the world.
Except we didn’t have internet at our new house. Which meant I couldn’t blog.
In the mean time, two big things happened. First, Bean and Gracie went back to daycare. I’ll post later next week about their first day and how I cried all the way to work, but for now just know that they both did awesome! Much better than I did! Michael loves his new school and talks all about his new “fends.” Gracie doesn’t say much, but she does squeal a fair bit when she sees her new teacher, so I take that as a good sign…
The other big event was that I went back to work this week. I loved being home with my kiddies this summer and I am already looking forward to next summer, but I do LOVE working. I am so excited to be back at school, working on lesson plans and decorating bulletin boards. The students start on Monday and I’m so ready to see them again!
So, that brings us up to today. I cut my hair today. Well, I paid someone else to cut my hair. It’s fun that even teachers get back to school necessities – haircuts, clothes, school supplies.
For now, we are really just trying to get ourselves situated in our new house. We’re unpacking and searching for things like socks and Post-It notes. This weekend I quite literally have to dig my way through the garage over to the washing machine and dryer to clean our clothes. Moving makes everything take longer. Mundane tasks become day-long projects. But knowing that we are going to be in this house for a looooooong time and that we are FINALLY out of transition mode makes the adjustment period not so bad.
Plus, these guys make it pretty fun, too…