Monday, December 24, 2012


First and foremost: 

and Happy Birthday to my Daddy!

So, do I still have any readers? Holy Hell. I didn't even post last Tuesday. I'm sorry, y'all. I thought I may have been going home to be with Jesus before the Mayan's predicted expiration date of our great Earth. I was SICK. Like 103.5* sick with lots of coughing, nose-blowing and whining. Shawn, thanks for taking the slack for TTUT last week. You know I appreciate it and OWE you.

Dad--thank you for pointing out my non-new-post last Tuesday morning while recuperating on your couch. Who knew you were such a punctual reader? I'll dedicate this whole entire post to you. ;)


I like them. They tell you how someone may be feeling. 

For example--OVERWHELMED.

I am feeling overwhelmed with life in general. I'm struggling as a new mom of 2. I think I need more sleep or girls nights out....or just more daily alcohol consumption. I'm talking to you JennyKate, Mona and Rhonda!!

What happened to my organization? 

What happened to having a spotless kitchen before bed each night? 

Why is the laundry piled to the ceiling?

Why does my own personal "to do" list grow daily and will it ever end?

Why does it look like I got stoned, drunk, and took a hit of acid right to the eyeball last night every morning when I see my reflection in the mirror? If I'm gonna look the part, at least let me have done one or two of those things. GEEZ.

Do I think this is normal? Of course! I'm just learning to adjust to a new Impulsive Addict. A new type of mom. A new type of wife.

But did I cry big, ugly tears last week when my darling husband told me he received an amazing promotion that will move us 3.5 hours away from my parents? YES. And not tears of joy either.

Can I see a positive in this move? Why yes I can!
(1) I get a bigger house!!
(2) I'm moving out of HELL y'all! See ya later swingin' methheads! (But something tells me this new town may not be much better.)
(3) They have a Taco Bueno (fav fast food) and a Maurices (fav clothing store). 
(4) I'm 1.5 hours away from my Fort Worth friends and the DFW airport (which means cheaper airfare for traveling).
(5) The cost of living is slightly cheaper meaning we can get a bigger, better house for around the same price.
(6) Professional movers come and pack for me. HOW SWEET IS THAT DEAL?

Here's another adjective: ANXIOUS.

I'm feeling anxious about the move. I'm picking up and moving to a new town where I don't know ANYBODY. We're moving to a place where we have zero family and no trusted babysitter from our church. We're moving to a place where I know nothing about mommy groups, churches, MDO programs, etc.

But you know what?  I know I will be ok. I know that if I needed a friend {or a mom} to come help me even on short notice, they would. That's what friends and family do for each other. 

I'll be ok. I'm outgoing. I will survive. Maybe I'll love it there.....

Or maybe I'll be curled up in a fetal position every night rocking back and forth while crying for my mommy. I'll be sure to let you know how it plays out. In the meantime, say a prayer for my sanity. I've lost it and can't seem to find it.

P.S. I've had to resort to counting sheep {LAME} at night so my brain shuts down but they jump too fast for me to count them. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?? 

I hope that you still love me and will still link up to our link party. I also hope you all had a Merry Christmas or a Happy Hanukah or an Awesome Kwanzaa! =)



VandyJ said...

What do you mean overwhelmed? you have nothing o be over whelmed about. nope, nothing. OK, OK, maybe one or two things.
Merry Christmas, have fun with your littles and hope the move goes well.

starnes family said...

Merry Christmas, dear friend! Love you!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

You are moving someplace that is cheaper than HELL!!!!!

You'll be okay. Your folks have cars they should drive and visit you a little bit.

Sorry that you are ill, congrats to M on his new promotion.

Heathers Happenings said...

Hope you had a great Christmas IA.

Hope you are feeling much better.

Nicole said...

Well, you're getting out of Hell, that's a positive, right? Hey maybe I can take your husband's old job, I need out of hell right now :). haha.

My Inner Chick said...

I Looooooove adjectives!

And I Love your blog!

Happy 2013!

Steph said...

Good to hear you are still alive! ;)

Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!

Stacie said...

I feel your pain on the move front, leaving our lives behind 5 years ago was so hard and I hate starting over, but with Mike's job, I know that it could happen every 5-10 years, that is just the life for a pastor. You are one tough chick, you'll get through it and you still have me, even if I do live in the computer...

And dare I say I think you might be normal?

Mrs. Match said...

Yay, I'm excited for you! You've wanted out of that town for awhile. I think this will be only good things for your Lil family. But I know the move will be tough. Movers or not, moving is still stressful! But I think it'll be great. And as someone whose mama is 9 hours away, I think 3.5 is easy peesy! You guys will still visit, and you'll make kickass new friends in your non swinger town. I'm excited for pictures of your new palace you will be able to afford! ;-)

Emmy said...

As someone who moves a lot you will be okay! It is a big change but you will settle in and love it someday.

And with kids 1+1 does not equal 2- two kids is not twice the work of 1, it is 5X. But you too will get a routine and things figured out, I promise!


Rachel Murphy said...

Congrats on the new little one! Been forever! SO excited for your new adventures, you will be great.. I mean really who won't love you? ;) Hope you find that drink!
Happy New Year!

Janette Johanson said...

All I heard was you are moving and with my calculations, I'm about an hour and half or less from Ft. Worth-- ARE YOU MOVING NEXT DOOR!?
seriously my neighbor has her house up for sale. Lets make this happen. You have to be my blogger meet up for the 2013 year. K
and don't feel bad about being overwhelmed- that's the new normal!

MiMi said...

You're moving????
I'm late.

CrazyforChristy said...

I'm always here for you! Especially when you need alcohol & a friend to drink it with you! XOXO

Sarah Kate said...

A super late merry Christmas to you, too!! And congrats on the move! I feel like a nomad because we move every 1-2 years, so I completely get your excitement AND the hesitation. It really does sound like it's going to be a good thing, though!

Xazmin said...

Wow - I had no idea you were moving! When will you be moving!

I hope you love it, and I will always be there for our Sunday date nights!

I'm sorry you have been feeling overwhelmed - I'm there with ya, and soon to be even more overwhelmed!

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

kourtney said...

I'm sure you're overwhelmed! I can't imagine! I have the same issues you do, with NO children!
I'm so happy for M and the promotion, but would be feeling just like you - sad to leave my momma!!
Hoping good things keep flowing your way! Come to NC, we'll head to the beach and have fun!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

He should have requested to move to Minnesota. Think of the fun we could have.
Congrats to him! My hubs got a promotion as well, so we are hoping to move too. (By choice though...and I will be 35 minutes closer to MY favorite store!)
And you are supposed to be overwhelmed, you have a a preschooler and a newborn!

jennykate77 said...

I am SO down for a GNO...STAT. We need to celebrate your birthday!

Cathy Kennedy said...

Of course, we still love you! You're so silly! Congrats to hubs on the promotion. I know things will work out with the move & all. Also, don't fret with all the chores. It's tough getting into the groove with two small kiddies under your foot. I mean wing. You'll be okay, really! But, then again you already figured that part out. =D

Jenny @ flutterbyechronicles said...

I am really late reading this, but I hope the move goes/went well :)

dayslifedreams said...

Merry Christmas and happy new year. Hopefully your baby will give you time to post, but trust me when I say that the more kids you have the less time you will have to blog, especially when they are tiny. Don't worry about your blog; your true readers will stick around.