Monday, July 19, 2010

Update on Moving...18 days to go

The last week of my life is a blur.

I've had my second to last dental appointment, iKeith had a root canal, I cleaned my house from top to bottom and only packed 6 boxes.  I attended a farewell dinner for Keith and did shots of Underground (it's like Jagger).  I sold some of my stuff and got my hair cut.

And Mallory started riding her bike. 

Last week the realtor that we rent our house from called and wanted to show the house to some people. I panicked because I wanted the house to look good so that they could re-rent it and we'd get more money back and because MY LANDLORD WAS COMING!

It might as well have been Martha Stewart because I spent 5 hours cleaning and organizing. And then I didn't want to pack anything because everything was PERFECT.  I wanted to keep everything nice but that is so unrealistic when you have 4 other people and two dogs living with you.

iKeith works closely with some people from the Huntsville Office and we went to dinner with them.  I had a lovely time and they forced wanted me to do a couple shots.  I told them that I'm a Mommy and I don't do shots but they insisted.  They were kind of good.  Jennifer told me that she's a neat freak and her house looks like a magazine. For a moment, I daydreamed about what that must be like and then I remembered how much I love my family and decided I'm be really lonely because for me to live like that I'd have to live alone.

Hopefully, today...we'll find out if we got the apartment we wanted.  There are 18 days until the truck leaves the state with my belongings and I feel like I'm doing pretty well.  I've been packing up things I don't use all the time and questioning why I have it if I don't use it all the time but I just can't let go of my crockpot and fondue pot collections.  Or my 3 extra sets of dishes. 

This move has proven to me that iKeith has hoarder tendencies and I know that he got them from his mother.  I found a power cord in our closet and I laid it on the dresser for him to see.  He told me that it goes to a lap top that he no longer owns and then he put it in his nightstand drawer.

WTF??  If it goes to a lap top that you NO LONGER OWN...then it is TRASH!  This is why I can't get him to go through boxes and let things go.  I need a professional.  I'm calling Oprah!

My hair hates Utah and I was tired of the dry, frizzy ends so I got it cut.  It's now an A-line Bob with the longest layer hitting just under my chin.   I think it looks really cute on me.  Mallory hates it and Alex told me that I have *Mom Hair*.  Which must be true because a little boy thought I was his Mommy at the movie theater Saturday night.

We saw Inception and it is amazing!  You really have to pay attention and I don't advise drinking two glasses of Chardonnay right before you see it.  You just might miss parts of it and then have to have them explained to you on the drive home.  The buzz is that this movie will be nominated for an Oscar for Movie of the Year.  It also made 60 Million over the weekend.  See it.  You won't be disappointed.

For those of you that have been following the saga of my fat lip.  After all of the allergy testing and dental's still swollen.  It has now been a year since the bee sting and I still have a fat lip.  It's not quite as bad as it was 4 months ago so I'm hoping that it's starting to go away for good.  I'm so tired of the way it has altered my appearance and I was considering getting restiline in my bottom lip so that they would match and I would look more like Angelina Jolie.


  1. It sounds like you're doing well with your preparations!

    Regarding your swollen lip, I know these type of doctors are not for everyone, but maybe see a chiropractor who also does kinesiology. At the very least you'll get your back adjusted.

    We need to meet before you leave!

  2. I had to laugh about the power cord because my husband likes to keep everything. I usually have to trash his stuff myself and he never misses it!

  3. Packing and moving sucks. I'm sure your hair is adorable. Throw the cord away when he goes to work.

  4. Moving is just not fun.

    And Jeff is just like iKeith. That is not fun either.

  5. Wow, this post reads a lot like you must be feeling! It's all happening so fast!

    Congrats on the new job and the move!! And I agree that if you don't need something, throw it out BEFORE you move! It will make unpacking so much easier.

  6. Oh my goodness you have so much going on!!! Glad you are taking us on this journey with you!


  7. I feel overwhelmed just thinking about all the work it takes to move!

  8. Wow, you are super busy. I wish I lived closer and could help you out.

    I know you will get it all done. You are very organized.

    I bet your hair looks great on you.

    (((HUGS))) You will be all moved before you know it.

  9. I want to see your haircut!!!

  10. I know what you mean about getting ready for a move, we are throwing stuff out every day. But there are still some things I can't get Bill to throw away - I have a whole box of wires, cords, plugs, etc. that I have no idea what they go to, drives me crazy!
    I hope you figure out what is going on with your lip soon. I also want to see your new haircut, I am sure you look beautiful. From all your photos from the past with all the different hairdos, everything you've ever had has been flatering on you.


I love you. You are my best friend! Your hair looks fantastic today!