Well, we can now say that with the exception of some toys and 2 toddler rocking chairs we have all of our belongings under one roof... and let me tell you, that roof is about to explode! I didn't realize how much furniture we actually had until the final shipment from NY arrived. We unloaded it all into the house on Monday and until we put an 8 piece dining set, rocking horse, 4 huge bins of maternity (for the future) and baby clothes, 1 huge bin of my childhood memorabilia (dolls, coin collection, mama's clothes, etc) into the attic we couldn't even walk through the house without doing an imitation of a rat in a maze. We'd sniff out the teeny tiny pathway like there was cheese at the end of it instead of just a single room with space to turn around. We have now put all of the above items, plus a trunk, umpteen boxes (broken down for the next move), all the christmas decorations, biking and hiking gear, camping gear, all our sports equipment, picnic baskets, etc. into the attic. Poor little attic is bursting at the seams, but so is the house! hehe. Until the kitchen is remodeled we're not opening any of the boxes of kitchen items. I pulled out a few items from about 4 different boxes, consolidated those into 3 boxes and along with our 3 dishpacks and about 10 assorted boxes of china, teasets, etc. they are stacked behind the couch in the foyer.
With all the unpacking, sorting, repacking, and schlepping of things to the attic we haven't kept up so well with the news. Seems that C-mom is buying a home in Oak Harbor! She found a nice manufactured home in a quiet community that is close to her gym, the school, her fav OH grocery store, and only about 5 blocks from Queenie's place so she can pop in every once in a while and snoodle at Anni. hehe. Ashley and her husband have begun the process of buying a new home, and are officially out of the Westport house, Nic and her husband are getting all the house projects finished and putting it on the market soon, Caryn and HER husband are settling into life with her working from home, Becca is pregnant, Queenie is finally getting some sleep with little Anni (who is up to over 9 lbs! WOW!). I also just heard that my Grandmother is ill again, which will further delay her knee surgery...please keep her in your prayers!
So, to recap my long winded post... we're busy, we're stuffed into our house like sausages in their casings, and along with our beloved friends and family are so busy we can hardly see straight... On a quick side note, we did take time to go to a nice restaurant last night for dinner. The Grove, here in Memphis. I had what I think may be the best salad of my entire life to date: baby spinach and arugula with toasted macadamia nuts, goat cheese, and a grilled peach, with a dressing that tasted like a red wine reduction and balsamic vinegar. SO GOOD!
Ok. Really. Im going now. I swear....