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Monday, November 23, 2009

WHERE HAS MY SANITY GONE? is the deal. Mom and I have decided that due to the stress of the move, we are opening a new business. It's going to be called the Crazy Woman's saloon. We hope that each of you will either come and visit the both of us either there or in the looney bin. Ha ha! Neither of us drink but due to the aftermath of this move, we have decided that vodka and maybe even some vicadin (sp?) sound appealing right about now. :)

We are here. The weather is grand. It's a balmy 85 degrees and sunny. The palm trees are swaying and the sea salt aroma of the ocean is as prominent as ever. We are home. That sounds so weird to say. Home. A new normal. New beginnings - should we survive the stress of the move in general. :) Brent arrived about 14 hours behind us with the moving trucks. The guys had a tough time getting here. They were exhausted after the move and the packing in general. Therefore, to have to drive 18 hours on top of that to get here really took a toll on them. They arrived around 1am last night and have taken it easy today. The unloading of the trucks will start this evening once the sun cools down. This is going to be a several day ordeal. We are staying at the Bonita house for the next few nights until we are completely unpacked at the new place. For those of you close to us, we will have a new "family" email address. Comcast came today and set up our new phone number, email, and cable. There was some chaos there with the service techs but in the end, it worked out. We are in business. Once I get our new email address picked out, I'll let our close family and friends know what it is.

I've determined that Kenidi has gone AWOL. She is beyond hyper and is giving Mom and I a run for our money. I've never seen anything like it. My guess is that she is trying to understand and adapt to all of the stress and chaos right now. In turn, she is like a caged animal - literally. On top of that, she already took a plunge in the pool today at the new house. Thankfully, Mom was there with her and pulled her up and out by her shirt up and out of there. She came out drenched like a drowned rat. That child keeps me on my toes fo' sho'! She is running thru the new house like it is a play land because there isn't any furniture in there yet. Between her energy and Brennen's bossiness and whining, I feel like I'm living in a zoo. Mom and I just keep laughing to ourselves about it all - trying to keep the air light and find humor in the dazed and crazed. She and I drove down the road - both hands in the air - pretending to have a zen moment earlier in the car. The kids weren't finding it amusing as we tried to get Brennen and Kenidi to join in. The gentleman in the car next to us was quite sure we had lost both of our minds. I've decided I'm going to leave Kenidi with Mom at the Bonita house tonight while Brent, Lou, Brennen and myself begin the unloading process at the new house. I think I can get more accomplished that way without having to worry about what Kenidi is getting into while I'm not at her side every second. I know without a shadow of a doubt that her over abundance of energy is coming from the confusion and transition of it all.

The good news is that even though the realtor alerted me that there are probably small gators in the pond behind our new house, he says there are only 3 poisonous snakes in the area of FL we are in. OH JOY! You can imagine my excitement when he told me that info. Thankfully there haven't been any other snakes around the Bonita house since our arrival. I'm sure they heard I was back in town. You know how much they love my SUV tires. Ha ha!

For now, I am going to go and gear up for the damage I'm about to do to myself as we begin the unpacking process. My Mom just rubbed muscle rub all over my back for the pain I'm already in and I now feel like there is a small forest fire crawling up my back due to the medicine. WOWZA! Where is the beach when I need it? HA HA! Stay tuned...this week is going to be real interesting. I'm sure of it. I'm just so glad that I have all of you around to help me laugh while this process plays out. A HUGE thanks to each of my new friends on facebook who have friend requested me and for all of your comments and private emails in the past couple of days. You girls RAWWWKK! :)

Much love and continued sanity, Angie

PS...The 1st song playing on my blog right now is my new theme song as we begin our new life down here. LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Truly one of my signature favs!

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Anonymous Alison Rubel said...

So I probably should have thought about this earlier, but a social story and some visuals might be handy for Kenidi to help her understand what's going on... I don't have access to my Boardmaker stuff, but I can ask around and see if any of my SLP friends have stuff. Even just a picture of a stop sign or a red hand to show 'wait' might help...Once you guys are a little more settled, I can help you make a MY NEW HOME social story if you think it would be helpful...Email or FB me if you are interested!

Hang in there!

11/23/2009 5:07 PM  
Blogger Crystal said...

Love the song girl, one of my favs!!! I have to say.. I have noticed you talking about "country" music more than usual.. moving to the south is really touching you. ;) I'm not saying it's a bad thing... I love living in the south.. I couldn't live anywhere else. Love it!!! Zac Brown Band has another great song "Chicken Fried"... it might be too country though. haha!!

But please don't tell me you will be converting from Colts to Dolphins!!! ;)

11/23/2009 5:20 PM  
Blogger Molly said...

HA HA! That sounds like me last summer only thing is my appendix ruptured 3 days after we moved and landed me 7 days in the hospital. Not that the moving had anything to do with it, so my doctor said, but something might have triggered it. Maybe food or stree or what have you. I am praying this Does not happen to you. I will say a special prayer that you guys get moved in smoothly and hopefully no back injuries. I hate moving, I detest it. And when I do move again I will fo sho hire someone to pack it, load it and drive it to my next destination! Glad your home by the sea. I am only about an hour from the sea, I might need to go smell the salty sea air soon :)
~Molly P

11/23/2009 5:26 PM  
Anonymous maria said...

You are HILARIOUS! Moving is so stressful and kids don't make it any easier. Been there, done that and I'm about to do it again. One thing I can guarantee is that you will need a vacation after you get your house unpacked. In the meantime, try not to kill any of the local wildlife which includes children and husbands.

11/23/2009 5:56 PM  
Anonymous Mommy said...

Angie, I know there has been a ton of stress with the move, but I must say, I Love the "YOU" It's bringing out, so fun girl! I can't wait till our first day at the Beach/ Pool! We need some R&R and Color! Love the song also, makes everything so right! Have I told you how much I love being your Mommy? xoxoxox

11/23/2009 6:12 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I can't wait to see pics of your new house... you're so good at decorating. COngratulations on the house and the move, I know God opens doors for a reason...May you be blessed!

11/23/2009 7:25 PM  
Blogger Jan said...

Welcome to your new home!
This is my first time to post, but I have been reading and loving your blog for many months. Early last summer, I was undergoing tests for cardiac issues at the same time you were also undergoing tests. Your playlist, cranked up to the highest volume, accompanied by your gorgeous photography pushed aside the worry and was the best medicine ever.
Love the new theme song and can't wait to see what God has planned for you in Florida. Thanks for letting us "move" with you!

11/23/2009 7:28 PM  
Blogger Deidra Brown said...

So glad to hear that you guys made it safe to your new home. In a way I wished it was me! LOL Can't wait to see photo of the new place, I know its nice becasuse Angie you have great taste.

11/23/2009 9:49 PM  
Anonymous Christina said...

Good to know you made it!!! I am sure you will settle in just fine!! We will be making the 20+ hour drive to Texas, in January from California, all the times lately that i have been reading your blog, my heart truly relates to you and what you are going through, and what i will too, encounter!! You again, are truly an inspiration, and am praying for you and Brent, as well as the kidos!!
Keep in Touch,

11/24/2009 12:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad you all arrived safely! Enjoy the new things God has to offer!

11/24/2009 8:37 AM  
Blogger Malisa said...

I love the "new" name of your business! I will be right there with ya in the looney bin! I feel crazier everyday! Good luck with all the unpacking! We have lived here a month and I'm still unpacking!

11/25/2009 2:36 AM  
Blogger NeverEnoughTime said...

HAHA, we listened to this song when we were in Ft. Walton this summer!!! love it!!! can't wait to see all God has to offer you in this new season of your life! Praying for K and B during this transition as well...HUGS

11/25/2009 11:37 AM  
Blogger Eloise said...

Oh, Angie, hang in there! Your peace and sanity are surely packed in one of those boxes! You may not find them until the very last one you unpack, but they will be yours again!

Happy Thanksgiving!

11/26/2009 7:43 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

weather update... just in case you miss it...

I live in SW Ohio, it's 2AM Thursday night and it's snowing out.. the line came from Indy..

LOL ...enjoy the beach

11/27/2009 2:11 AM  

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