So, does it feel like I've done nothing but whine and complain lately? Yeah, that would probably be because I've done nothing but whine and complain lately. :P I'm not going to go back and try to pretend that this has been an easy year so far, but you know what, it hasn't been all bad either.
Bits of happy from the past couple weeks:
*Oh my gosh, you guys. My little girl turned fifteen. Fifteen. Seriously, fif-teen.
*For all that has gone awry with this move, one very important thing went incredibly well. Like beyond my wildest dreams kind of well. Max loves loves loves his new school. (And I do not say those words lightly.) It really is an awesome place.
*My parents have been up twice already, for a few days each time. They are just so amazingly generous and helpful and honestly, I don't know what we would have done without them. It would be impossible to even mention all the things they accomplished around here. I wouldn't be nearly as far along in the cleaning and unpacking arenas as I am if not for my Mom. And my Dad, home repair guru, has saved us so much money it's not even funny. Electrical, plumbing, demolition...you name it. And on top of that, they brought up their rototiller which saved Rich hours upon hours of breaking in the ground for our eventual garden *and* they brought us blackberry plants!
*I get to wake up to birds singing every morning and go to sleep with frogs calling every night. Ahhhh.
*Annie's wasn't the only birthday we celebrated this month; my beautiful Mom had her birthday as well.
*The view out our bedroom window, looking out over our pond/swamp, just makes me feel so content every time I see it. And yesterday morning, I awoke to the biggest treat--my first glimpse of it with snow.
*Just another pretty look at yesterday's springtime snow.
*And last, but oh my gosh, so not least, there's you guys. You've not only put up with all the aforementioned whining and complaining, you've been so unbelievably supportive and helpful and kind to boot. I'm incapable of putting into words how much it means to me--suffice it say that my head, my heart, and my sanity THANK YOU. Times a bazillion.