The Gypsy Series: The Unwanted Location

I waited longer than I should have to pack up for New Mexico.  I started to slowly pack weeks before, but never reached a point of near completion until the final couple days before the movers arrived. I had a broken hand at the time limiting the amount of weight I could handle when packing and my mother-in-law…

The Gypsy Series: Red Ponderosas

My house has become a maze of boxes.  Some of the stacks are taller than I am and we all find ourselves pressed up against the wall when walking down the hallways or through entrance ways into the room.  We are about 10 days out from watching a moving truck take all of our stuff away.…

The Gypsy Series: Return to the Garden State

I imagine that by now I have unlocked the front door of my new house, shared the moment  of hope with my children for a home to keep for longer than a year, while feeling a small sadness that our journey has reached a long pause.  I anticipate the overall feeling of being able to dream about growing together as…

The Gypsy Series: The Twins

The moving truck company has most likely already arrived in West Virginia by this point in the move but currently we have yet to begin packing. I have begun to inform everyone about the upcoming move.  The schools have been notified and the teachers are already teasing about hiding my kids from me because they are not…

All Rise

I have been summoned for jury duty 3 times in the past 3 years.  It is amazing that I am called up so often when so many others I know have never been called up once in their lifetime.  The best part is that each time I have been selected I have just moved out…

Coffee & Crepes

Good Morning! I have coffee and crepes this wonderfully cool morning of only 76 degrees.  Yes, that is cool, I do live in the desert, but that is all about to change.  This time next week I will be sipping on to-go coffee hitting the road to my first destination on my trip to my new…

Boxing Up

I am having a very busy day that should continue for the next 9.  I finally officially started packing Friday. I am packing about 3 hours a day, plus taking care of any other little tasks that must be done, completing sheaths and still trying to manage the girls schools and activities during the week.  The trash…

Sweat, Fall, Bullets

I am currently panting with drops of sweat running from my forehead onto my shoulders.  I tried to cool down with a walk after my intense 20 minute cardio/strength work out, but have yet to lower my heart rate or fountainesque qualities of my head. The back of my throat is reaching an uncomfortable dryness with…

Falling Shingles

Things are spiraling a bit here.  As mentioned very briefly before we have come across a hiccup in our house finalizing process.  The inspection brought forward some minor easy to repair items with a larger hard to ignore issue.   The current homeowners do not want to pay for the larger issue claiming they gave us…

Wrench in the Sand

I’m currently sitting in a booth at the Golden Corral forcing my kids to take bites of their dinner.  We came here after a long day at the lake was interrupted by an incoming storm   Perhaps that was our stomachs growing instead of the clouds preparing to release its wet rage on us? It…