Friday, September 29, 2006

A Self-Imposed Silence

I'm sorry to have abandoned everyone like that.

I'm sure you can guess what happened.

We got a home to live in (HOORAY!!!!), and I've spent the last week and a half frantically packing and visiting with friends and loved ones before I move my family 1981.93 miles away.

I hope you will all understand why I had to abandon my blog. I love you all so much, but you guys are distracting. I can easily lose an entire morning reading and commenting and clicking links. I get lost in cyberspace. I end up finding things like motherf*cking this. Mind you I'm not complaining, I'll be knitting those socks very soon. But I digress. My point is I'm easily diverted from my intended goal, and you guys divert me. Again, I'm not complaining, but The Greatest might have, just a little. So I left my computer off. So I could focus.

I had boxes to fill (why do we own so much stuff? Where did it all come from).

Stuff to clean (I didn't think we were this dirty).

And useless junk to throw away (I refuse to haul 14 empty cool whip containers to the desert, I'm sure they have cool whip there too. And have you ever tried to sneak 72 old happy meal toys into the garbage with five children watching your every move? I assured them I would not be throwing any of their toys away. For some reason they didn't believe me, and they set up a very organized look out).

This week has turned cold. I've worn every comfy pair of hand knit socks I own. It's chilly air that has you designing hats, and dreaming of snuggly sweaters. The much anticipated Wool Weather. But where I'm going I won't need thick wool gloves, or hats. That snuggly sweater would become a dangerous object, I'd sweat to death. I might take up knitting bikinis. So with just a few tears the wool from my Stash was donated to a worthy cause (I love you Shi!).

It's been a long week.

But all the important things are packed.

Precious Boxes

And we've got the traveling arrangements all worked out.

All set to move

(They take up less space this way).

We're just about ready to go.

Which means I'll be in another self-imposed silence. I will be without internet for at least a week, possibly two. I will miss you all. But I will be back.

In the mean time I leave this picture for you.

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Her silly face always makes me smile!

Oh yeah, and did I mention that in the midst of all this I have a confirmed kill under my belt?

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Watch out Sock Warriors, I just might be a contender!


Lynda said...

Take care of you and yours, and we'll all be here when you get back. You WILL be missed, though!

Love your traveling arrangements for the kids and dog!.... and it's comforting to know that you still have your priorities in check and the yarn and shoes are safe.

Amy said...

Take care Mamma. Those of us who stalk your blog like I do will miss you terribly. Of course, I'm one to talk as I haven't updated mine in months.
Enjoy the travel of three kids cross country....I cannot honestly say that I envy you, except for that knitting time in the vehicle. Unless you're driving, of course, in which case I don't. :)
Seriously, be safe and enjoy this time with your family before you leave. We're thinking about you.

Bitterknitter said...

Have a safe move, get settled, and we'll look forward to hearing how it all went once the dust settles (there's lots of dust in the southwest!)


Zonda said...

Hey! Take care! Travel safe and water and feed the kids once in a while! ;)

Thanks for the hydrangea!! Even better IRL!

I'll be thinking of you all! Hang in there! :)

turtlegirl76 said...

Yay! A new home! I'm so happy that things are working out for you. Before you know it, your knits will be working out just the way you'd hoped too, and no more frogging in your future!

Katrina said...

I've heard of some devious plots and schemes to win the sock wars, but actually moving across the country so your assassin can't find you is pure genius.

My kids get very nervous too when rigorous cleaning is involved. They are convinced I'm going to throw all of their toys away. I laughed so hard when you mentioned their organized lookout. That is so true--they really do that!

Good luck to you during the move. We'll all miss you. I'm looking forward to hearing how it all went when you get settled.

rincaro said...

I'm so glad you found a place. Happy prayers and thoughts coming for a peaceful and uneventful move. But yeah, I'll miss ya.

shiguy4076 said...

I am happy for your family but selfishly sad for me. I'll miss you. You are a little ray of sunshine and you will be miss. Just keep your blog updated so I can keep up with you