Oh, the poorly written and completely disjointed randomness. It's all I can muster at the moment.
*We hit the road early on Saturday morning. So far, everything is going as planned and all the loose ends are falling into place. Surprisingly. (I still have a hard time believing it when things go right in my life.) We're going to try to make it to St. Louis by Saturday night, so we have a long day of driving. We want to be in the Portland area by late Monday/early Tuesday.
*My house is almost empty. Right now I'm sitting on my mattress on the bedroom floor and we are basically living out of suitcases.
*The girl keeps asking for toys that have long since been packed away. Very irritating.
*Jay's been off work for over a week now and I haven't killed him yet. He doesn't go back to work until May 1 though, so there's still time.
*I've been so busy the past week doing all the things one needs to do before moving 3000 miles away, that I haven't had nearly enough computer time and I feel a bit disconnected from my blog pals. Never would I have imagined that I would be so close to people I had mostly never met. I've really come to rely on all of you.
*Our neighbors across the street had our family and another family who previously lived in the neighborhood over for dinner on Sunday night. I had a really nice time and it made me wish that I had hung out with everyone more while I had the chance. It always seems to work that way. I think people let their guard down a bit when they know they're never going to have to see you again. I know I wasn't on edge at all that night. Now I just need to remember that feeling for the next time I'm in a social situation.
*I know it sounds crazy, but even though it will be done with kids and pets, I'm really excited about the drive up and I'm totally looking forward to getting glimpses of the country that I've never seen before.
*It's National Library Week. I had wanted to do a post filled with Rambly Facts about Tammie and Libraries, the way Daphne did on Monday, but for the life of me, I couldn't think of anything interesting about me and libraries, just memories of an adolescent me reading Sweet Valley High books and sitting on my bed eating Twizzlers or some type of gummi candy. Certainly not worth trying to stretch into a full post. God, I loved Sweet Valley High. My favorite book being the one where Regina the deaf girl died when she tried cocaine. Sort of morbid that that's my favorite, but I remember being really tore up that she died.
*This will probably be my last post in Florida!! But hopefully I can write something from the road. Until then, I'm out!
Edited to add:: Jay just reminded me that in high school I was an aid in the school library for two hours a day for the entire year. I loved this and it’s actually one of my fondest memories from high school. I’m surprised I forgot it.
I loved all library related tasks and chores. I still remember how excited I was when I entered the library and was told I had to put three boxes of Rolling Stone magazines in chronological order. What fun!