I get freaky about clothes that I like. I will keep them until they fall apart if they fit me the right way. I get upset when I cannot find them, or if by accident, I toss them in a “cleaning out my closet” frenzy. That is what I thought I did with the shorts I found today. I have been searching for them for three years! I walked upstairs and right outside of David’s door laid my blue Old Navy string tie shorts that were given to me by someone who no longer wanted them. I am a fan of hand-me-down’s and free clothes any day.
I squealed and grabbed my shorts.
I said with great enthusiasm, “My shorts! I love my shorts!” Then, went into a lengthy story about how I thought I had lost them and I could not believe that David had them mixed in with all of his clothes these past years. He had no idea he had them with his clothes. He only found them because he was packing his clothes up. He did not understand my great love for my shorts either and at one point asked me, “Would you like me to leave the room?” I guess I was hugging them and squealing a little much. Who cares! I do love them they are one of my favorites.
Joshua took pictures for me. Hee hee
Well let me tell you after my mini-shutdown, I am doing much better.
I still feel a little emotionally wobbly with everything going on, but at least my overwhelming feelings have gone to their proper place and I am feeling chipper. Plus, I got my shorts back! I know, I know who gets all nutty over shorts. Me! That’s who! Last night was a great adventure. The kids were going to stay the night over at my mom’s house for the first time ever. It was a huge thing for her and them. I did not expect Daniel to stay, and he did not. I was planning on working on the house late into the night with hopes that Daniel would stay.
However, change of plans I went and picked him up at 9pm.
Ariel and Joshua stayed and ALL of them did remarkably well. I was not filled with anxiety or anything. They had a blast and I am so happy that they were able to do that before we moved. They were all “over it” by the time I went and got them. (Including mom. Hee hee) It was good though. When I went to get Daniel, he wanted me to stay the night so he could stay. I told him I was not sleeping there. He started to lose it, but I told him that I needed to go to the store before it was too late so we needed to leave.
He thought that we were going back to Grammy’s after the store.
I figured this out and in order to stop a full on meltdown in the store I tried to keep him occupied with other thoughts. Once I got him buckled into the car seat, I told him we were going home. The “why” questions came and I explained it to him. He was upset for a while when we got home, but I finally got him to bed. When we went back in the morning, he wanted to stay. Everyone was pretty tired however, we (Grammy) managed to build and paint a car for him. Ariel and Joshua had already made theirs in the morning. Daniel has been on the verge of meltdown all day.
He got upset with me because I would not let him bring his bike into the house.
He is feeling very off, they all are. It was good to be able to do it, but there are so many changes and transitions going on that the kids are hitting their max. They are ready to hit the road and be done with it all. Me too, then again not so much. I am torn. Oh, well that is life onward and upward! (I just like saying that sometimes.) I had to take a break and write out something’s because I cleaned the garage today and spent several days cleaning, and there is still so much to do. I am getting ready to clear out the rooms I have packed and put it all in the garage.
All stacked ready for the dolly so we can load it right onto the truck with ease.
I have purged a lot in the last year and boy, am I thankful I have. We do not have near the amount of things that we had in previous moves. What we have the most are books. Boxes and boxes of books. I am keeping them all. I guess I better stop procrastinating and get with it. I have been taking a ton of pictures… right, that is different how? (Lol!) I will share a few the sky has been beautiful – I am so going to miss that part of this area. The beach, the weather, the skies wonderful paintings, the clouds, and my mom and sisters. I get to spend some time with them tomorrow, which will be good. We are all going to be very hard and act like we do not care it because it hurts too much to think about it.
We are “smooth” like that.