Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Almost There........

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!

16 comments:

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

Bon voyage....Happy trails....Be careful....etc., etc. Anyway -- have an exciting and fun trip and think about that new life awaiting you. I'm a bit envious right now. It's like a serious do-over.

And -- try to stay calm.

Theresa said...

I loved Sweet Valley High too! Have a safe drive!

kraftykash said...

Im so proud of you and Jay! I know things are going to be great when you get there. How does the tune go: What a long strange trip its been. :) BTW Sweet Valley High were my ABSOLUTE fav books!!

Dani said...

I'm so excited for you. I can't wait to hear about your journey and the state that welcomes you home.

Adios, chica! *cyber hugs*

Carla said...

Sweet Valley books! I almost forgot about those, I read them too.

When I was much younger I thought a library job would be the best job ever, I never got to find out if that was the case for me or not.

Enjoy the drive as best you can - don't kill your family!

Karen said...

My favorite job was as a library aide too. There is nothing not to love about reshelving.

Have a safe drive!

melissa s. said...

Happy trails! Portland is all sunshine-y this weekend (and then of course, rain. don't take it personally) See you on the other side!

Daphne said...

Yay! Yay!! So excited for you! can't wait to hear from you when you reach the West Coast!

I loved Sweet Valley High books too... and my library had Seventeen magazines all the way back to the 60s, which were SO much fun to look through.

I'm really envious of your trip. When you are in St. Louis you have to go to a nearby cafe or something and get a Gooey Butter Cake. Promise me. :)

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Have a safe journey! Good luck!

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Hey, I gave you a much-deserved award on my blog this morning. Passing on the love :)

Nowheymama said...

So exciting! Travel safely!!

Mari said...

Have a safe trip! Take lots of pics! If you are in SLC, call me!

CT said...

Have a very nice trip! I loved Sweet Valley books too!!!!!!

Lia said...

Hooray for the big move! Have a wonderful trip! We're driving around the country a bit this summer and I'm so excited to see parts of it that I've never seen, too.

And I loved Sweet Valley High. But I was in 2nd or 3rd grade when I read them. My friend and I used to "play" Sweet Valley and I would ALWAYS be Jessica. I've always been a bad girl. :-)

victoria said...

Congratulations! This is such great news! I'm sooo happy for you! Having gone through all the emotions of leaving my home state and moving 3000 miles, I can almost feel your experience. I so enjoy watching your journey unfold! Good luck, be careful and have fun!

heather said...

safe travels my friend. i wish you animals that don't get carsick and children that are perfectly behaved and happy. i simply cannot wait to hear about it all when you get to the other side. portland is lucky to have your smart and funny self. xo