It is really hard to believe that tomorrow will be March. The year 2019 is really flying by. Maybe it is because we have been so incredibly busy. We have traveled for 6 out of 8 of the first 8 weeks of this year and there is no end in sight. Competition season is brutal especially now that both girls are competing in 2 different sports at the exact same time. Don’t get me wrong, I love watching them both do what the love and brings them joy, but it’s exhausting! We have had 12 competitions between the two of them in 8 weeks! That’s insane! In addition to that, we’ve had so many other things going on. We closed on our new house. I launched my business with Trades of Hope. We got the rental house ready to show, and two of us had the flu! No wonder I am “mama tired!” Whew!
Speaking of the rental. It went up for rent yesterday around noon. We had the first showing at 6:00 last night, which sent me into a cleaning frenzy because I still had the playroom a mess from my purge, dishes in the sink, and laundry everywhere. Then, the agent came by this morning to change out the lock box on the door because it had an issue, and she told me that there is already an application in from last night and there are two more showings tonight. She gave me hope that we will be done with showings after tonight! That is HUGE for two reasons! One, we don’t have to keep the house spotless anymore so I can continue my pre-move purge. Two, we can get out of our lease early so we don’t have to pay rent and our mortgage at the same time! I am jumping with joy! That will be an enormous relief!
March is going to be a busy and exciting month as well. We take possession of our new house on the 13th. Then I have Closet America coming the next day to put together my new closet as well as some guys to come give us an estimate on refinishing the hardwood floors and staining them a darker color. Once all of that is done, we can start the moving process. That means I have 3-4 weeks left to get everything purged and life simplified! I’m not sure I will get it all done, but I am really going to try! I am so ready to move and to finally be settled here. I would totally move tomorrow if we could. The only thing I am dreading, though, is that we are totally on our own this time. We have never had to do a move ourselves. The Navy has always packed and moved us. Thankfully, we have a good month and a half to get out of the rental so we can take our time. It is really going to stink, though, as we do the transition to have some stuff here and some stuff there. I wish I could wave a magic wand and it will all be done!
Well, I guess that is all of the random-ness that I have to share with all of you today. Unfortunately for you, my brain is running 90 miles a minute, and I am all over the place. I am actually doing three things at once as I try to type this out. I currently have 7 tabs open on my computer doing a million different things, and I feel like my brain has 7 more tabs open in there somewhere. Will life ever slow down? Does that happen? Honestly, I am not sure that it is in my nature to slow down. I’m not sure how I would like not having a million things to do. It has been that way my whole life. My mom is the same way. Both of her daughters have long been gone, yet she is still just as busy as I am. Maybe it is just something in our genes. I don’t know. I just don’t know any other way to be. I take on too many things at once. I can’t say no. I think I strive on stress, though. It doesn’t make sense, but I do it anyway. Sometimes I want to scream like right now when I cannot focus on one thing at a time. Other times I can just go with the flow and plow through it. Life is crazy and I have just come to except that fact. One day I will slow down and just be still. One day…