4.27.2011

Who the...? What the...? How the...? Why the...?

I'm elbow-deep in boxes, preparing to move across the country in a week and a half.

Garbage bags full of stuff headed to Goodwill line my hallway.

Grandparents are flying in next Tuesday and Friday for my husband's graduation on Saturday.

We caught a newt and he's now safe and secure in a Mr. Potatohead multi-part bucket, eating dried bloodworms and hiding under a rock.

We bought and picked up a 7' x 14' trailer to pack all our stuff in. My husband, dad, and father-in-law will drive it from West Virginia to Idaho. I'll be flying with my four kids, my mom, and my mother-in-law.


All of these (mostly) related things have kept me busy the past little while, and today, while I was wandering about, I was thinking, "Wednesday, Wednesday, what am I supposed to be doing on Wednesday?"

Then I remembered, my self-imposed goal to blog Wednesday and Friday each week was starting to peter out. Oops.

movingpackingcleaningbloodworminggraduatingflyingboxingtapingdonating

I've had a lot on my mind. So, instead of trying to keep up, I'm taking a small blog-cation, until I'm settled in Idaho. And by settled, I mean there long enough to plug in my laptop and get online. Because I'll miss you all. *sniff*

So, a question before I deep clean my oven and vacuum underneath my bed: Any advice for transporting a newt on a three-day journey? Flying with four small children (without Benadryl)? Looking hot in graduation pictures? Not falling asleep during commencement? Crafting a wand from a twig and a stray buzzard feather so that I can magically pack and clean while sitting on the couch and watching the entire Veronica Mars series before our free Netflix trial-offer ends?

12 comments:

Luanne Hardy said...

I can't believe it's almost here. I'm sure I'm not as excited as you but I'm really excited. Really.
As for advice:
We moved Rico just fine. We just plugged in his light with an adaptor and snuggled him in tight between boxes. He did great.
I can't help you with the kids thing.
No matter what you do you will look smokin hot in graduation pictures. You just radiate hotness.
See how high you can count so you don't fall asleep.
If you figure out the wand thing, get back to me.
Also, start counting the days until you see me. Because it's soon. Have a good move. Tell Rex congrats from us!

Evelyn @ Hanging by a Silver Lining said...

Wingardialevios-A! Err...however you say that.

YOU'RE COMING HOME!!!!!! Wooohooo!!!

Maybe we should gather at the airport to welcome you back. you've been gone what...two years?

Yep. I'll bring a banner and cry alot.

Ruth said...

Four kids on a plane. Wow. But it could be four kids in a car for days. Good luck!

Jeigh said...

Ruth--we were in the car when we moved out. We figured a plane would be painful for less time :)

Lynda R Young said...

I can't give you advice, but I can wish you luck. (I think you might need it)

GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kasie West said...

lol Wow, you have been busy. I have absolutely no advice for you on any of the asked questions. I'm glad it's you and not me. :) (Now that was just mean.) How about: Good luck (that's better). :) See you when you're settled.

ali said...

Um. I have no advice on any of those things. :( Plus, you have likely now unplugged.

1. I hope the graduation was awesome! 2. I think you must have the most incredible parents and PIL's a person could have for the help they're giving. 3) I hope your packingdonatingtapingmoving goes really really well. 4. I wonder where in Idaho you're moving to? I lived there for a few years, in a little town called Rexburg and then in Boise ~ which we love, love, loved and wish we could move back to.

Can't wait to hear all about it when you return!

Anime said...

OMG. *slips you some mimosas* Also, you were mentioned in my meme today. *blink blink*

xo

Keriann Greaney Martin said...

Hey there! I have an award for you on my blog. Miss you! Hope the move is going well.

http://kerianngreaneymartin.blogspot.com/2011/05/awards-and-7-things-about-me.html

hot girl said...

veri nice.

Liz Fichera said...

Oh, my. I hope you survived your move! Bigger question: What, exactly, is a newt?? :-)

Safe travels!

Margo Berendsen said...

I love that last bit - the wand crafting! If you figure it out, let me know, because I'd sure like to take care of the necessaries that way so I can finish reading this great book....

Good luck with the move!