I have had such a crazy new year. I have had very little time to sit down and do anything. Between the SM getting a new job, in a new city(Green Bay, Wisconsin) and helping him start to get our stuff slowly moved out there, and running the DS hither and yon as he completes his senior year of High school, I am exhausted!
I have made several trips between Syracuse, NY and Green Bay, WI over the last two months. I like the area that my SM found us an apartment. It will be interesting to go from a 5BR, 3Bath house to a little 1BR, 1Bath apartment. I am slowly going through all of my craft supplies and fabrics. I never really realized just how much STUFF I actually have. So far I have dug out 4 (yes four) huge 35 gal bins of fabric and 1 that is stuffed to the gills with yarn. The scary thing is that as I am going through my workroom I continue to find more.
In addition I have 2 drawers full of beads, buttons and misc. findings. a double sized filecabinet that is chock full of papers and stickers for my scrapbooking, and 2 half bookcases stuffed with books. I guess I should not be suprised. I have had 20+ years to accumulate all of this STUFF. I am thinking that I will have several giveaways or some such over the next few weeks. I need to work out how I will do so.
I am both excited and nervous about this whole move. It seems like we just got the house all in order and now we are up and leaving. DD#1 and DS will be living at the house while they are going to College. I am hoping that the experiance will help them to see that life is not so simple as they seem to think right now. They will be paying a bit of rent and have to work at keeping the house and land kept up. Good experiance and safe at momma's home.
My permanent move will take place the first week of July. I am doing it this way so that the DS can finish his Senior Year at the same HS he has been in for the last 3 years. I could not see pulling him out and transfering him to another school when he is doing so well now. He is in the National Honor Society and several clubs as well as the first chair in the Winter Percussion Mallets section. (not like he ever gets to sit down, lol.)
DD#1 is done and out of the US Army as of May 11th! YAY!!!!! She is so excited, as are we all! I am looking forward to spending a month and 1/2 with her at the house. She will be of great assistance to me as I get things ready for the final move.
So as you can see I have been crazy busy. I will be posting here more as I go through STUFF and perhaps running a contest or two. Hopefully some people will actually enter.