8.29.2008

Moving Day


I have really amazing friends. Moving days have begun. It's been really humbling to witness how great is the Hand of God by the people of my life. I have been blessed in countless ways & I am so thankful for every act of kindness & love. To say this move has been emotional & stressful is a gross understatement! I've been a wreck complete with chocoholic binges & LOTS of coffee. I've been staying up to all hours trying to get that "one last box" filled & sealed. I've gone totally mental & am out of my element! I don't even know who I am right now! If not for the wonderful people in my life sending unforgettable emails, taking me out for coffee breaks & praying for me non-stop, I'm sure I would be a total mess right now. Although I'm still a little weirded out by my new neighborhood, I can already feel the winds of change blowing through my new windows.

In the past few weeks, my priorities have gotten completely insane. Last Friday I began a running commentary that sounded something like this, "I know, I need to go tan. Tanning can be good. It's the only time today I won't have to think about paying a bill--wait, I did pay that electric bill right? I must have, I have a blue dot on my hand accidentally made when marking a box, because I was juggling a Sharpie, the cell phone, the electric bill, my debit card & packing tape----NOOOOOO, no thinking about packing. Tanning. That's the goal. Go for the gold. Drive to the place, walk in the door & forget this madness for 20 wonderful minutes of white noise." HA! Did I win the mental battle? pfffffttt....yeah RIGHT! That beast named Moving knocked on the door of my tanning room with a bucket full of pride & said "you can't escape me. I'll get you my pretty & your little plants, too. Now, go home & grab some cardboard, wench!"


So I did what I had to do. I drove home, promptly popped in a DVD of the Gilmore Girls, made a huge bowl of popcorn & praised my true friend, Procrastination, for his companionship. It was around 11:30 I spied just 3 little things needing to be wrapped in bubbles & taped up. 3 hours later the entire living room had birthed boxes of belongings. Uhhhh....night owl...? Not so much.... Java-filled, turkey sandwich chowing obsessive-compulsive? Apparently...

Call me what you will, think of me how you will...what it comes down to, I'm excited for a new start. I have no idea what it's going to be & for the first time ever I am SO pumped about the mystery of it all!! To add to it all, an even larger mystery has developed as my latest brain wave: I don't know about you....but I'm ready for football season to get in full swing. Ahhh yes, I can feel it....West Texas has finally soaked into my blood. I'm excited about football?! I am officially West Texan, now.

Tell me, oh fine frenzy of dust-deviled angels, what are your hopes for the winds of change this Fall? If anything could happen to/for you in the next few months (before the bitterness of Winter), what would it be?

Post me, email me, sing to me, poetry-write for me. I love it all. Just let me know you stopped by!

4 comments:

Mike and Cymbre said...

aw...the Winds of Change... Remember when the Fall Wind brought new schedules, new friends, the smell of new text books and notebook paper?? I miss those days!

I'm interested in seeing what "the winds" bring. A healthy husband...a new home!!...the journey of trusting the Lord...

and how interesting that as I ponder the thought of change, I hear the muffled mummers of the latest CNN broadcast...evacuation,levees, water surges, eye of the storm, 9th ward...

The Wind of Change brings things we never though possible in our lives! I'm so excited for your new wind and for mine!! Although they are in two different "directions," we are going through them together!

Molly Kate said...

my beautiful Kate! I miss you so much and I need to see you!!! how is moving and changing and nesting!? miss you!!!

jouets said...

Yeah the hard part is OVER....now the fun part of unpacking. Don't worry too much about your neighborhood. God would not place you in harms way. I think of this often when I hear the police sirens or the few times I have heard gunshots (not kidding). I feel safe and I sleep very well. The thought of all the new memories you are going to make is very exciting. Keep posting pictures want to see how cute you fix it up! Love you xooxoxoxxxoxoxo

PS.....TEXAS SUCKS (sorry)
GO SOONERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

pinkcoffee photoart said...

thanks so much for linking me to your blog! i absolutely LOVE fall, but we don't get much of a season change in Florida. :(