Sunday, November 07, 2010

The Move

Moving stinks. Moving twice stinks more. We just completed our move into our new house. It is really a beautiful house. Way more than I ever thought was possible for us to achieve. But for the Grace of God, we did. I am still excited to see what all He has in store for us here. Should be a wild ride. Has been so far!

But I digress. Like I said, moving stinks. But, it provides you with the age old, irrefutable excuse... " We lost it in the move".

So far we have lost a camera and a Brownie vest that I can think of right now. The rough part is that we don't know we are missing them until we need them. So, it may be years before I know I lost something. The good side is that I can clean my kids rooms... mwah ha ha! Goodwill and NAM are the beneficiaries of all our "losses".

Lauren has been living out of boxes for 6 weeks now. I finally had a sit down with her and explained that if she didn't do it, I was. She replied to me "I don't like it when you clean my room". SUCCESS! So what did she do all day long today???

Yep. 5 empty cardboard boxes down for the count!

The Salvation Army is coming on Tuesday. We have 2 refrigerators, a bookshelf, a dresser, a bike and numerous small items to give them. YAY! We may actually be able to park in our garage soon . SHHH

With all the moving, the hardest part for me is the loss of the neighbors as friends. I am not saying that they are no longer my friends, it is just that you establish a different kind of friendship with your neighbors. It is one of convenience, not necessarily shared interest or something. We will see how they survive. I am confident in one... not so much in many others.

But with the loss of old comes the entry of new. Several neat ladies are my new neighbors. The one next door openly decries Christianity, so we will see what happens there. They no longer scoff when we say we are going to church... so that is good. Lifestyle evangelism will be essential with these folks... it is like they are just waiting for us to fail... too bad they wont understand we all fail.

I digress again.

Looking forward to seeing what my life becomes now. Unemployed, stay at home mom to 2 kids in school. Hm. We shall see. maybe I will take up skydiving. Maybe not.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

June 22, 2009

Yep, that was the last time I posted a blog entry. It is my passion, i guess.. hm.

I have had loads of things to write about, but I forgot every one of them. Oh well. Will try to do better.

The final days of Tyler being at home with me are here. We have exactly 10 more days of preschool. YIKES. Then a long summer and he starts Kinder. I thought that I would be excited about this, but in truth, I believe I will cry like a baby and wander around wondering what I am supposed to do now. So, I am trying to figure that out now. Do I work? Full time? Part time? Volunteer a bunch? ugh.

It is also the final days of the Kersh family living at 14331. We have been here 11 years and the stuff is astronomical. Along with the stuff are memories though. Some good, some bad but all memories. I know we will make new ones in the new house and the kids will barely remember this place when they are old, but this house with all its pimples and rashes will stay in my heart forever. I really really pray that the new owners will love this home as much as we have and will find happiness here. UGH, oh well. We start moving in another week, and close in 2 1/2. HOPEFULLY all the folks we have moved over the past 11 years will lend a helping hand. he he.

What else... pray for me next year. I will be in a new house, without a job, without a kid and not knowing my neighbors. My life will be unrecognizable from the life I lead right now. I am excited to see what God has in store for me. He has to have a grand task, this move has really been way too perfect for Him not to have orchestrated it from the beginning. We shall see, huh?