Sunday, December 19, 2010

Moving update

It's been a really crazy week. It's been busy, fun, sad, exciting all at once. Kids finished up school on Friday, having half days most of the week.
DSC01776We all drove down to South Florida on Sunday for some good-byes
On Monday Richard and I drove to Tampa for some more good byes. Unfortunately we didn't get to see everyone we wanted, well at least I didn't. He dropped me off at my friend Ann's house and he went and had lunch with a group of friends from his old company and then came and picked me back up so we could get back over here before Julianne got home. My friends are all over the place in Tampa and getting them all together would have been impossible. I was so enjoying myself (I hadn't gotten to see Ann in years) that I forgot to take a pic of us, duh! And both of us had cameras with us. Well good news is that we have already made plans to get together this summer!
Richard spent his last week at work saying good bye here and lunching with friends from work ~ most of whom have also lost their jobs.  I had lunch with a couple of friends at a great restaurant. It's called Vintage 56 and it was really good ~ so good I took Richard there again on Friday so he could experience it as well.  I had the PLT which is basically a BLT with pancetta, field greens, red and yellow tomatoes,  and fresh mozzarella. They come with a side of sweet potato fries with a raspberry dipping sauce that is just fantastic!  I highly recommend this place if you are ever in Rockledge, FLA.

Richard left yesterday for Virginia.  He stopped in Dunn, NC last night and is back on the road again this morning.  I think he's got about 5 hours to go.  Of course when he left here yesterday it was in the high 60's and he just called and said he is seeing patches of snow on the ground already!  Makes me cold just thinking about it.
Julz and Nate spent the night with friends a couple of houses down.  I think there are 2 boys and 5 girls there.  I'm thinking none of them got much sleep.  Me, I spent the night wrapping Christmas presents and wondering how I'm going to get them all in the car along with everything else we need to bring with us to VA!

Today is cleaning out the fridge and getting laundry caught up and our bags packed.  Monday is filled with drs appts.  Kids need physicals for the new school.  I need to get new script refills, etc.  I also have 2 overnight bags to make for a customer  ~ what was I thinking??? I did put my Etsy shop "on vacation" till after the first of the year but hoping to open it back up with even more stuff so stay tuned for that.

Well duty calls ~ actually Sadie calls... she need to go out NOW!  Speaking  of Sadie she is realizing that something is going on and is starting to freak out just a bit!  Good thing she has a black nose ... we may lose her in the upcoming snow!

If I don't get to post again before Christmas, I'm wishing you all the merriest of holidays and the safest of New Years!  Would love to hear your plans for the holidays!


quiltingnana said...

a bittersweet time I am sure...enjoy your holiday

Nancy said...

Oh my, your time is flying by, and packed with touching base with friends. Everyone will have a lap full of gifts in the car it sounds like. Safe travels.

Grandma Judy said...

You know, even if you have to stop and have a little Xmas celebration on the road, it will be different and something the kids will always remember. It's a wonderful chance to make a lasting memory. Years from now they'll say, "Remember that year we had to move on Christmas!" There will be something about this year to make it all stand out.

Here's hoping you all have a safe trip and a great time with this new adventure.

Grandma Judy

Miss Healthypants said...

Wow, Barb...I've had such a busy holiday season, I can't imagine MOVING at this time of year! All the more power to you. :)

And I do feel a little bad for you, that you're moving from a warm & sunny place, to a place that occasionally gets SNOW! Wow, that will be a change for you. But always remember, it's usually MUCH colder here in Chi-town...and somehow we manage. :)

My advice? Buy lots of long underwear. It helps, trust me. *smiles*

Miss Healthypants said...

P.S. Merry Christmas, my friend! And here's hoping that this next year will be the happiest one yet! :)