even though we still have (some) boxes to unpack, a whole garage full of chaos, and several other crisis (plural) to manage, i’m taking a moment to write a WIR post because gosh darnit i need a break. i need to remind myself of all the glitter and gold that occurred this past week and know inside my soul that the whole week was not
total shit a disaster.
seriously though, i can be the biggest drama queen. i mean, really.
OK so we moved, and yes it was crazy, and yes our dogs broke out of our new small yard twice in 3 days… but despite that honestly we got so much done. and most of it well. well meaning nobody went to the ER, and we both have our offices semi functional. hooray for team smith!
before i ramble too much as usual, here’s a summary of the past week:
- we packed up and moved
- i volunteered at an artist talk from china
- family day out at home depot, best buy, and more
- set up new home
- got dressers and a craft table from IKEA
- we have 4 bathrooms… ??? bought stuff for 4 bathrooms. whoa
- got TEVO
- so much laundry!!!!
- grocereries and cooking
- got a new crib for the new crib
- taught cycling classes – enjoyed mental break
- had a prenatal, not a candidate for an epidural so it’s either au natural, or c-section. au natural is my goal…
- ran/jogged/walked/shlepped around the new hood
- met our neighbors, love our neighbors
- joined a neighborhood mommy group – so excited to meet local moms!
- so much space!
- hubby put up a new fence to be doggy proof
- discovered the dogs outsmarted the new fence
- dogs were rescued by 2 neighbors twice
- explored and enjoyed neighborhood eats
- date night on saturday
- had sunday brunch with friends
- bought a used treadmill
yeah, so we did a LOT this past week. my poor hubby did SO much work that i was tired watching him. i tried to help as best i could, but sometimes being out of the way was the best thing. our main move day was monday and even though we had movers, my hubby still had do a lot. like unpack and organize as quick as possible – we both hate boxes and living out of boxes, so because of our double strengthed neurosis, we expect our lives to be efficient as soon as humanly fucking possible. sleep? who cares. nobody sleeps till all the boxes are unpacked, broken down, and recycled in at least most of the main rooms. we are both very demanding, but since i’m preggo this meant that he got stuck 80% of the work. i unpacked all my personal items… but he did the whole freaking house! and not to mention he packed as well.
if i don’t recognize my husband is an angel from heaven or mount olympus, i must be a prize idiot. i recognize, i really do. this whole week he was building stuff, fixing stuff, hauling stuff, buying stuff… it was like a 7 day ironman event.
i took time out of the moving and unmoving on a few different occasions to volunteer – this was fun. there was an artist from china talking about how art has changed in china, and what it all means now. very interesting stuff. i manned the door 😀
i took time to explore our new hood with the dogs, with friends, and on my own. even squeezed in 2 jogs as there is literally a running trail just across the street. awesome.
we had a glorious date night on saturday after his class – a sushi place within a 4 min walk. heaven!
anyhow, there is still so much to do and today i’ve got to haul around my precious fur babies with me on errands because the fence can’t be fixed till tonight. i could lock them up inside but i hate doing that, so with me they come for half my day, then they’ll have to be indoor dogs for a couple hours. compromise.
i managed to take a couple pics, randomly, over the week. of course i always wish i took more!
have you ever bought used treadmill or other used piece of equipment?
do you know and like your neighbors?
do you love moving???