Monday, May 11, 2009

The Dark Side of the Moon

Let me start out by saying that so far, this has not been a great week. The fun is only going to get better from here on out, too, as we'll be picking up the ginormous U-Haul tomorrow night and loading it up Wednesday morning, bright and early, with the assistance of some stronger, younger backs and arms in the form of some college kids from our old church who are home for the summer and willing to work for cash and pizza. Then it is the Big Closing Day on Thursday, when, if all goes as it should, we will officially cease to own our current house and will instead take possession of the new house on the other side of town. Friday morning the U-Haul will be unloaded (hopefully with the continued assistance of the college boys, assuming we haven't scared them off on Wednesday), and then Operation Renovation will begin in earnest.

Of course, in the midst of all this, I will be without ready internet access for up to several days. *twitch twitch* As my ever lovely blogging buddy Ronnica put it to me this morning, it feels like I'm Tom Hanks going around the moon. (Hence, the title of my post. It is not really a Pink Floyd reference. I never got into Pink Floyd despite having friends in high school who were ardent, ardent fans.) It's probably for the best, I mean, it isn't like I don't have ridiculous amounts of stuff to do, and on top of that I haven't been sleeping well (hello stress) or eating well (hello, dregs of the dregs of the pantry, fridge and freezer), my allergies are kicking up bigtime and we had some not-so-good news at Kiddo's eye doctor appointment today. (I can't go into it without crying right now, so I shall just say that eye surgery is now much more of a possibility than we'd thought prior to the appointment this afternoon, and leave it at that. Side note: if you are quietly weeping to yourself as you get in line at the grocery store, people will totally give you cutsies. Just saying, in case you're ever really in a rush, consider it. Who knew?)

So, I'm basically a half inch away from an utter meltdown right now, which doesn't make me a very good blogger or blogosphere buddy anyway, so you're probably all well rid of me for a few days.

I was going to do some posts in advance to post while I'm back in the dark ages of No Internet, but I just haven't had a chance. (Heck, I've got computer-related things to do going back to March - Carma, I swear to George Clooney that I haven't forgotten your video. It will happen, really.) So, I'm going to point you to a few of my favorite blogs, in no particular order, who always make me laugh, sometimes to the point of a spit-take and/or side cramp. I'm fairly sure I've mentioned them to you before, because I *big red puffy heart* them all. If you don't read these ladies already, you should definitely go over and get to know them. They're all wittier and funnier writers than I ever could hope to be, even when I'm not stressed beyond belief and worrying about my kid and which box exactly had my last wits in it and did I label that one "fragile" or not......

So, check out these fantabulous women's blogs and please forgive me for a lack of commenting/blogsurfing for the next ????????????? I swear I'll be back (and that's not a threat, it's a promise, as my mother used to say)!
I'll see you once we've come back around from the dark side of the moon............

Andy at The Creative Junkie
Margaret at Nanny Goats in Panties
Anna at Life Just Keeps Getting Weirder
Kiki at Flibbertigibbet

8 comments:

Em said...

I'm saying a prayer right now for good weather!!!

Sorry about the stressful eye doc appointment. Doesn't he understand you can't handle difficult news right now? Bedside manner, people.

You'll be missed.

See you on the other side. :-)

Sapphire said...

Good luck with the move!

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

Awwww...

Big hugs sweetie.

We'll wait for you to reimmerage from the other side.

Givinya De Elba said...

Oh my dear, please don't worry! I was out of commission for quite a while when we moved in early-mid April. I used the time to try proving to myself I wasn't addicted to the Internet. But we your loyal friends will wait for you!

Creative Junkie said...

Aw Heather - I'm so sorry to hear about kiddo's eye appointment. I've said it before ... I know God isn't supposed to give us more than we can handle but why in the world he thinks we're made out of titanium is beyond me.

I wish you the best of luck during your move - can't wait to see you over "here!"

Ronnica said...

I'm glad I could offer inspiration in your time of need. I just wish there was more I could offer ya!

I'm praying your move will be as smooth as my last two!

nikkicrumpet said...

With everything else you have on your plate...if you had made time to pre-post...It would have been a miracle! Good luck with the move...I'll be keeping you in my prayers....It will all be worth it when it's over!

Debbie said...

Can't wait until everything is settled down and you are back!