*Jay's last day at his job here in Gainesville was this past Saturday. Our POD is to be delivered this Friday and then the clock really starts ticking. We have a few loose ends to wrap up here and then we hit the road, hopefully within a week or so after getting the POD. We want to have an address in Oregon within 30 days of this Friday. After the 30 day mark, the POD costs $200 a month. Hopefully, we won't have it anywhere near that long. There's actually a lot more I could say about the specifics of the move, but if I write about that at all (I honestly haven't decided yet), it will be once everything is actually done. It's kind of hard for me to wrap my brain around all the details while I'm going through it. I'm really just taking it all one day at a time and doing what I have to do.
*Saturday night my BFF was in town. She and her family are on a little road trip to find the place where they want to settle when the time comes for them to get the hell out of Florida. Their trip took them through Gainesville and we had a few hours to ourselves to do all the girly things we'd be doing if we lived closer. Which apparently consists of dinner, a trip to Sephora, and a trip to Target to discuss all of the Liberty of London items. Clearly we're a couple of wild gals. God though, it was good to see her. We talk or email every day but when we get to see each other in person, it's just wonderful.
*Wine has been buy one get one free at my grocery store for the last three weeks. I don't know why I'm blogging about this. It just seems relevant. Especially since there are about six bottles of wine in my house right now.
*Alec Baldwin's birthday was this past Saturday. I hope you all took a moment out of your day to celebrate him being sexy on this planet for 52 years. I didn't. In fact, I totally forgot about it. (See, I'm not really the obsessed nut job I portray myself to be.)
*Jay and I watched 500 Days of Summer. So, so, so good. If you haven't seen this one yet, please do. Why has Joseph Gordon Levitt been off my radar for so long?
*Sunday we took the kids to see Diary of a Wimpy Kid, which by the way, the girl insists on calling Diarrhea of a Wimpy Kid. This was her first trip to a movie theatre. She's a total loud mouth chatterbox so up until now we've avoided the theatre all together. Surprisingly, she was really good so we may go to the movies as a family more often. That is, we would, if it didn't cost fifty freakin' dollars to take a family of four to the movies. And that's not including my giant purse full of candy. (And the movie? Cute and humorous, but not as good as the books.)
*My gal CT gave me an award last week and I'm just now getting around to writing about it.With this award, I have to list five things that I love or love to do. This is the hard part. Here it goes:
1. It probably goes without saying that I love spending time with my little family. My kids have been through so much in the last 9-12 months and I honestly feel like the only reason they're managing to see the light at the end of the tunnel and come out mostly unscathed, is because we're such a close family. (That being said, this week is spring break. And Jay, being unemployed at the moment, is home too. This may be a bit too much family togetherness.)
2. Obviously, I love to read. This is another thing that's gotten me through some rough times. When I don't want to think about life's problems anymore, there is nothing better than losing myself in a book.
3. These pictures of my daughter are bringing a smile to my face.One of my neighbors was throwing away this Spongebob box (costume?) and you guys know how I'm drawn to trash on a curb like moth to a flame. I tried to ignore it for a few days but it finally came home with me this weekend.
5. Cadbury eggs. They make me very, very happy.
Okay, I think that's everything I needed to dump from my brain.