Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Ramblings and Happenings From a Dead-Beat Blogger

~ Countdown 18 days until our move. Valentine's Day is the day we drive out of town. I think I should be more unsettled by that number than I am. Thank goodness we'll have movers from the military and trust in the Lord! :)

~ Countdown 3 days until Mark drives his new-to-him car out of town to find us a house to make our home after moving. {I need to submit our final list of houses for him to see to the realtor tomorrow... Eek!}

~Mark is working his last 3 hours at work now. Wow. Surreal.

~ We're getting over another round of colds already this year. Does warm southern weather mean less sickness, I hope!? Please, anybody?

~ Brigham's cold turned into another double ear infection with an appearance by a bizarre "rash" that he gets when he has anything more than a cold. The doctor wants us to see an infectious disease specialist for the crazy looking spots that he gets. We might as well see a pediatric cardiologist for a small murmur that was detected at his "well-baby" check-up on Monday too. Oh, and don't forget those ear infections that have us starting to worry that he'll need something done with them in the future. BUT, his strep test was negative! :)

~Our 30-plus-foot long front gutter was ripped down by huge chunks of ice that crashed down late the night before a showing last weekend. The showing that we spent stressed hours cleaning and straightening and staging and driving only to have the potential buyers not even get out of the car, because the house was too close to the road for her baby. Our babies have fared just fine here under our watchful eyes...

~Another showing on Friday.... Will this be the last one before our home is vacant for showings?? I wonder what God's plan is for this house? Maybe this will be "the one"... It seems like it's been longer than four months.

~ I'm "sleeping like a baby" now that Brigham is sleeping 7:30 P.M. - 6:30 A.M. straight! ;)

~ Why am I still sleepy then sometimes?? It's the weather, I think... Again, here we come southern weather!!

~ We found a loving home for our dog, Bentley. We're good with this. I could be pet-free for a while, I think. And speaking of pets... The chickens now live across the tree line at the neighbors. We still need to take the kids to say goodbye, though.

~Our home has been buzzing with many, many visitors, both friends and family. We love all of the company and bittersweet last meetings at this home, but are excited to see you at the next! :)

~ I miss my bloggy friends. I really do. I need to make my way back to your thoughts and hopefully you to mine... Ah, feels good to be back for now, though....

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8 comments:

Lenae said...

Kate, you're BAAAAACK! I have missed you, my friend.

I hope Brigham starts to fare better and that those pesky ear infections don't lead to anything more serious.

I am so sorry to hear about the people who wouldn't even get out of their car. How far is the house from the road? Oh well, I'll be praying that someone else falls in love with your house and buys it RIGHT NOW.

Our military moves have always gone smoothly and I'll be hoping yours does too!

Keep us updated! :D

Savvy Little Women - Kate said...

Oh we have had so many ear infections too! They are no fun.

Praying for your house to sell quickly!

Bridget said...

don't worry we are always here waiting for you. praying for a smooth move! I know how it is:)

Lissa said...

Oh my goodness! It sounds like you've had a lot going on! I hope everyone is healthy now! I hope you're getting settled and loving your warmer climate! I'm happy you found a home for your doggie!

love said...

i have missed you, too!

oh, i pray {or WILL pray in just a minute} for the perfect buyer to come. we build a new house every couple of years and i know what it is like. {even the buyer that wouldn't get out of the car! after you scrambled! ugh!} they've got to be coming soon!

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Oh Kate-y-girl, I've missed ya!! So glad you're updating us on the move... Hope it goes well!

Savvy Little Women - Kate said...

Just stopping by to say hey! Hope you all are doing well!

Cheryl said...

WOW! Such a stretched time but an EXCITING one! Can't wait to see the house you are given!

Peace be with you and your sweet family, Kate!
Cheryl