Here is a Quick Recap of the last week
::We have found a (rental) house! I am really excited about it. The last 14 months have been a time of transition and we have just been in limbo. We (mostly O and I) have stayed with my parents while F has been training, and I am so thankful that they let us stay with them, but I really would like to have my own place again. :)
::We still have about two weeks until we can move. This has motivated me to be super productive in getting things ready for our rental. We will have a dining room and I scrounged around my parents place until I found one of their super old table sets from when I was a kid. It is a hot mess. I am in the process of cleaning/sanding/repainting it and have big plans for the table. My mom's comment was, 'that seems like a lot of work' but I think it will (hopefully) turn out awesome.
::We peaked (with eyes half closed because it was a little scary) at our storage unit that has been holding our stuff for the last year. Let's just say we will get to start fresh with some new pieces in our living room. I suppose our chair was not in the cleanest condition when we moved it in there. In addition to that, it has been sitting in a dark environment perfect for growing things like mold. Bleck. Oh Well. I am just hoping and praying mold is not on everything we own.
::Since we will be moving when O should be starting First Grade, I thought I'd get some lessons made up now, so while we are moving I am not trying to scramble to come up with things to keep her busy while I unpack.
::This is one of my favorite times of the year. I always think of 'You've Got Mail' and a bouquet of sharpened pencils.
::In case anyone is wondering, O is still into making forts. Every day since we've been back she has pulled out all the umbrellas and made a fort in the living room.
::She is also enjoying going through all of her packed up toys. I often hear her saying, 'oh my ____ toy. I forgot about you. You are my favorite toy and I missed you.' Five minutes later out comes a different favorite toy she missed even more.