Friday, February 16, 2007

In a Fog...In the Middle of a Hurricane

Maybe I'm whining, maybe I'm being a baby, but I have SO MUCH going on that it's making my head spin.

The house has been bought and closed on. We are in the middle of getting some stuff done inside which requires meeting contractors, coordinating times, supplies, prices, etc. We need some furniture. We need to figure out what colors to paint. We need to move 10 rooms and a cluttered garage full of stuff and haven't even started the process. All this costs money. Although we're excited about it all, we're not excited about the cost, and less so about the prospect of credit card debt on top of our brand spanking new mortgage.

I got sick. Getting better, got some meds, but it took its toll for a few days.

I've got a baby with a first birthday coming up. A party is required and will be thrown. In the middle of a move. Just because he's the 3rd and we're moving doesn't mean he doesn't get his first birthday party.

I've got 3 kids, with only 1 in school every day. Every single thing that needs to be done is made harder by the logistical challenge of either figuring out where to stash them or dealing with their boredom, whining, tantrums, destructiveness, etc. if we have them with us. Someone who shall remain nameless has made it his business to grab his father's screwdriver and unscrew the plates off the electrical outlets in the new house. Boredom is a dangerous thing.

Not to mention the normal busy-ness that goes along with school, friends, activities. Who has time for all this?

Still, I'm happy, I'm excited....and I'm sleepy.


OneScrappyChick said...

I'm so happy for you guys and your new house. Try to stay sane in the middle of all this crazy (HAHAHA.. me.. giving advice on sane).. and I hope you feel better soon!

Awesome Abby said...

Sounds like you are keeping your head up. I'm working on a 1st bday party now, too! :) XOXOX

Anonymous said...

hmmm, I knew you guys were looking and I knew you asked for advice but I never heard what you all decided. Did you find where you wanted and spend more or did you somewhat settle????

Enquiring minds NEED to know. lol

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

I don't envy you. Calgon take me away.
Keep it simple. Choose a simple stunning color in a couple of shades. That way you can find your style as you go since you dont' have new furniture yet.
I would choose a medium taupe........mocha color from starbucks.