Monday, February 22, 2010


We're deep in the throes of moving. We pick up the truck tomorrow morning so today is the last packing day. We've also decided to get a start moving furniture - at least the heavy things - into rooms closer to the doors. We have some help lined up tomorrow for loading, but it's still daunting.

In the mean time, the children found their own fun: making houses out of box dividers.

Ribby made a spectacular complex last night but I didn't get a picture of it. The nice thing about these building blocks is that they're flat so they can slide under the couch when needed. Also nice (haven't mentioned this to the children) is that they're disposable.
Pray for us! I'll be missing in action for a few days due to the move. We've got to get internet set up in the new location too. I'm sure I'll have some good stories when I return.
And, one more thought: Why do we always seem to move during Lent???

Friday, February 19, 2010


A few weeks ago I finished a romper I started during our first trip to Mississippi. I didn't have anyone in mind for it so I used white (you never know) and picked the simplest one in the book. I'd never done one before and had this idea it would be very difficult.

It wasn't!

Last night a friend gave me a book of crocheting motifs with the idea that since I'd be a SAHM from now on, I'd have time for more crocheting. I can't wait to try it out.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

We're back!

Sorry about falling off the face of the earth. The late fall and winter were particularly tumultuous what with dealing with a dreadful job working for unscrupulous people, losing said job (the week before Christmas), consulting a lawyer, etc. Also adding to the havoc are more happy things: Father has been assigned to a wonderful mission in Mississippi. We've been busy since Christmas with all of the behind-the-scenes work to do with that which has included two trips down there so far. The house is on the market as of two days ago which has necessitated massive renovating, cleaning and packing. All in all, it has been busy, to say the least.

Our moving date is mid-next week. Once the realtor came Tuesday to list the house and take pictures, we started tearing apart our carefully staged home. Let me tell you: the best boxes are the ones from package stores. They're unbelievably sturdy and sometimes the dividers come in quite handy. We also are benefiting from Winn Dixie's recent sale on apples. I feel like I could stand in our living room (empty box emporium) right now and smile while an off camera voice murmurs, "This move is brought to you by the fruit-growers association and the liquor board." Seriously, boxes take on an unnatural importance when you're moving. As we were driving to MS last Saturday, I spotted an empty box on the side of the road and thought: hmm, that looks like a nice box... (No, I didn't stop.)

We managed to make Christmas wonderful despite the ongoing turmoil. The children were spared all of the unpleasantness.

We have had a few birthdays during the interim: Duchess turned 9, Pickles turned 3 and Flopsy turned 8. Father also had a birthday but since it's always upstaged by the baby (same day), I'll spare him his highlight.

One wonderful side-effect of the upcoming changes is that I'll be able to be at home full-time! We've been trying to accomplish this for many years. I'd love to start by quilting some quilt tops that have been waiting simply forever but we'll be first moving to a small rectory. There won't be room for such frivolities as a quilting frame. In fact, there won't be room for much at all: it's a 3 BR/1 BA home. Making up for this is the fact that the house was built in the 20's and is oozing character. The parish is also fixing it up quite a lot. I'll throw a few pictures in. After we finally manage to sell this current house, we'll start looking for a permanent house to buy.

Please keep us in your prayers as we haul up stakes and move. Also prays that our house sells!

I'll try to do better keeping this blog updated!