April 22, 2011

Moving at the Speed of Light

Things have certainly picked up here. Last week, Stephen and I decided on a house in Huntsville and arranged the move. Rachel and I will be out of NC this coming Wednesday. Crazy, I tell you, crazy. The movers arrive on Tuesday to pack up our things and they will ship out on Wednesday as well. Stephen is flying in Tuesday night just so he can fly back to Huntsville the next morning with Rachel. I will be in charge of driving the Honda down. Now, before you feel sorry for me, don't. I am looking forward to the 8 hours of being alone. I love to drive and this baby isn't making me uncomfortable yet so it should be a pretty smooth ride. Except for the AC in the car. Yeah, it's really broken this time. Our friend took a look at it today and declared it done with. I'll have to take it in to a real mechanic shop once I get down there.

I will be the last person in our house. I will get to see it all empty and lonely. I tend to project feelings on to inanimate objects and it frustrates the heck out of me. A house cannot feel right? It doesn't know it's not lived in or loved? Crap. I'm going to start to cry here. I think I may be insane. We are still holding out hope for someone to come along soon to rent it. We have had three people say they want to look and then cancel last minute. We have a property management group overseeing everything when we leave so that will be very helpful. Please send up a few good thoughts that someone rents our house. We would really appreciate it!

In Rachel news, she is growing up so fast. She is finally using her pointer finger to point at things (the fan in the ceiling, the picture on the wall, a face in a book) and it's so cool! We've been working on it pretty good this past week and it's paying off. She also really wants to use a fork but the forks I have are not easy for her (or I!) to use. I will need to get some new ones because I really think she will do fantastic with a fork. She gets so proud of herself when she gets something on the tongs and into her mouth. Rachel can now climb stairs like lightening. I can't take my eyes off her when we are downstairs because before I know it she's three steps up. She is really pushing herself to walk. Wow, she wants it so badly. She's up to about 5 steps before she gets unbalanced and falls but she'll get right back up and try again. I've also seen her turn direction while standing and not holding on to anything. That is not an easy feat. She is also getting in more teeth and mostly on the left side. She has her top and bottom two, one eye tooth on the left, one molar on the left and her two bottom molars on each side are working through. I'm hoping this is the reason for her cruddy moods lately because she's been very unhappy with something.
A non-cruddy mood day....

This Easter weekend we will spend with friends and on Monday one last hurrah with the mom's of the Ds group here in town. Everyone's coming over to our house for pizza. It's very surreal to say good-bye to people. This is the first time I have people that I'm really going to miss.


  1. Rachel is just soooo cute!

    I too get "attached" to inanimate objects. I cannot throw away a stuffed animal. Ever. I make Mark do it. Haha.

    Good luck with the move! It's going to be awesome!

  2. Good luck with the move; hope it all goes smoothly! I drove 8 hrs by myself when we moved from MD to SC and although my butt didn't enjoy sitting that long I sure did enjoy that it was nothing but me and the radio! :) Look how proud she is just standing up there! And those few steps will soon turn in to running before long!

  3. Mags...we'll miss you being so close!!! Hope all goes well with the move. Wish I could ride in that quiet car with you for 8 hours!! :) Ahahahaha, enjoy it tons!!! Keep in touch and I hope to see ya soon!!

  4. Be safe with the move.
    Hope all goes smoothly.


  5. I love those last pictures...she's getting so big...sniffles...
    good luck moving...hope you don't melt in the car


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