Monday, May 9, 2011

And So It Begins

I've probably written this post in my head a hundred times. I typed it up twice only to have it lost at the my own hands. Anyway, I somehow deleted it because I'm awesome like that, yo.

Here we are. The sun is up. The sun is yellow. {out you go, Dr Seuss--he plagues my sentences some days}

And it's Monday.
Not just any Monday.
It's the first Monday of our new life.

If you've not caught wind yet, we're moving. Yes, we're leaving Small Town. There are a number of reasons. I did list those reasons in one of the lost posts but I refuse to get emotionally involved again, so you get no explanation outside of these. {I say that with love}

Reasons to leave Small Town:
1. We want to be in a more rural area.
2. We want to be near family.
3. The severe weather around here stinks.

We had set a five year goal of meeting our desire to live more rural/have a hobby farm. We had planned to purchase land around here this year. BUT. But good ol' Mother Nature kept throwing kinks in that thought. Thank you, Mother Nature. {sarcasm applied to the last sentence} We are thoroughly fed up of tornado weather. While the area we are moving to is not immune to such happenings, it is less likely.

You see, we're moving to the mountains. Brett's mountains. Part of me is wanting to reach for a paper bag and do some deep breathing. Another part is completely okay with it and knows that the Lord has opened up some amazing doors. Who are we to not step through?

Brett's job had to transfer immediately because the position we needed opened sooner than we desired. Today is Monday. He started his out of town work this morning. He's staying with family near our soon to be home and will be returning on his days off.

You should know that I have two guns that I know how to use at the ready. Yes, Stella and Bessie are ready to assist at any time. I also have a gun named Bertha, that is just plain big and would be perfect for walloping someone over the head. With the Lord's protection and provision and the guns that Brett has talked me through, no yay-hoo is gonna shake down this house.

What? Am I the only one who prepares like that?

You should also know that Brett said this:
Brett: We need to make copies of the keys for when you lock yourself out of the house. We can give a copy to the Griffins since they are in town.
Me: What?
Brett: For when you lock yourself out of the house. Or the truck.
Me: Brett, you can't do that. I don't lock myself out of the house. Well, I've not done it in months. And if you send them to the Griffins and I actually need them...Allen will never let me live it down.
Brett: Ya, but they are in town and we trust them.
Me: {down-trodden head hang}

Self-talk: Please don't lock yourself out. Please don't lock yourself out...

The Rundown:
We're moving.
Brett's already on the move.
We'll move late summer.
We're renovating a house. A house with so much space! And wonderful wood floors. And we're going with an open concept! And, and, and...It's going to be a good thing.
We'll be in the middle of no where. Some people call it Newton County. Potato, potahto.
We'll be about an hour from Big City and about an hour and 45 minutes from Small Town.
Don't go mourning my departure yet. I plan on visiting.

I'm good with being alone during the day with my kiddos. That's what I do. Every day. I'm a stay at home mom and I love it. My issue is the evenings. That's Daddy/husband time. We love our Brett. I plan on filling my evenings with board games with the kids, reading, writing, no arithmetic, devotions, netflix {notice I put devotions before netflix}, dinners with friends...The list continues.

So, if you'd like to pray for our little family, we would be ever so appreciative. We're in transition. It's a good thing, different, but good.

There you have it. You are in the know. And I need to get ready for a play date.
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Jenny said...

I can hold a set of keys for you & I know how to keep things to myself! :)

I'm sad I really haven't had more of an opportunity to know you & your family. I hope you'll be able to keep up with your blog so I can keep up with you. You are such an encouragement to me!

Adelia said...

Ms Jenny, I'm going to miss you! I'm so thankful for the internet as we are making this move. :)