Thursday, August 13, 2009

Packing 17 years of stuff!

It's not fun!  Thankfully  I'm not a others in my family.  I regularly throw things away that I don't wear or use.  Some people still have things packed up from our last move 17 years ago....hmmmm.  I shouldn't be mean, but I know there's going to be problems getting everyone to let go of things.    I'm just saying that I hate to move trash.  I would like a new start.  Start fresh...that's my motto.  Am I convincing anyone?

Sorry 'bout that, I'm really, really stressed.  But, that's the way I roll!   I'm the only one at home...David is still in Louisiana, 'Bama Girl got moved into her new place in Tuscaloosa last weekend, and of course William is working.

So.  See?  I've been busy...'cause closing is only 2 weeks away. 


                                         All my quilt and sewing supplies.


                                   'Bama Girl's stuff, dishes, pictures, misc.

Okay, now that I've had my little hissy fit, let me show you what I'm now the proud owner of:


                                    My very own quilting machine and frame!

David bought it for me before he left and helped me put it together.  Talk about a pain!  The instructions were useless.  I haven't really been able to use it yet, but when I move to the new house, I'll have my own sewing room...whoopee!  I'm very excited!  I can put my quilting machine, monogram machine and sewing machine up and not have to move anything!

I really do have a wonderful husband.  Sometimes I forget to let him know.  I take him for granted, so...David, I love you!  And thank you so much for everything you do, especially thanks for putting up with me!  It's a hard job and you're probably the only man in the world that could do it!

Oh, oh...oh...oh!  Have any of you seen Julie and Julia?  'Bama Girl and I went to see it before she left.  I really liked it...I've always admired Julia Childs.  But what I really liked was that it talked about blogging.  I don't know if you're like me, but a lot of my friends and family couldn't understand why I'd want to blog.  Some still can't!  But the movie had a lot of the ups and downs of blogging in it...wondering if anyone reads it, good comments, bad comments, am I writing enough or too much?, etc.  If you're a blogger, you need to see it.  Even if you aren't, see it! 

Speaking of blogging, I'll probably be sporadic in my writing the next few weeks until I get moved and everything set up again.  But I'll try to get back to it soon!



Sunday, August 2, 2009

We bought the farm...

Really!  We...bought...a farm!  35 acres  about 30 miles from where we live now.  I made ya'll a slideshow:

(The pictures were taken by the real estate agency in the fall.  The house is getting a new roof and things are being cleaned up.  I'll take more pictures when we move in!  Did ya'll check out the "man-cave" the big building with doors big enough for an 18 wheeler?  That's what sold David!)

So...that's why I haven't blogged lately.  I didn't want to say anything about it until everything was know...not jinx anything!  We'll be moving in by the end of the month.  Then...I've got to get my house ready to sale.

But first...David left for Louisiana on a job for a couple of weeks, William is doing fine, still working at Wally Mart, and 'Bama Girl is packing to move back to college.  Alabama's band camp starts next week, so she gets to move in early.  We'll be leaving Sunday to get her moved in.  ROLL TIDE!

Also, my brother Danny, his wife Kim and my nephew Austin came to visit last weekend!  So much fun!  I don't have any pictures (David took his camera and we forgot to download them), but I have pictures of Kim's new miniature donkey:                                                    


So, I've got packing to do...but, I also have one other post to do that I've been holding off on.  I'll  do that later.