Dudes, seriously, I can't even keep my head above water right now. My life is being super high-maintenance and that means blogging is the first ball I drop (because a blog doesn't have fees for being overdue on posting or end up in the E.R. if I'm not watching it constantly or burn because I leave it in too long). I'll do what I can, but every waking moment is currently occupied with... junk. Just junk.
Our trip to Virginia was a ton of fun - and successful, since we nominally won our court case. However, it was in District Court so the Defendant has a chance to appeal the ruling in Circuit Court which will mean another trip back to VA for us and also means I can't talk about the case yet. BUT we got to spend time with some of the greatest people in the world while we were there, and it's an enjoyable drive, so we had a good time and are looking forward to going back!
I'm decorating for Christmas early (because I'm so excited for it this year!) and spending lots of time playing with the kids - it feels wonderful to get back to the basics of being a Mommy.
The house is hurrying along - we have walls and will have a roof up and a sealed home by Friday! We're planning to pack up the house we're in around mid-January and close and move by the first week of February! Our builder is a total rockstar and seems super duper proud of this house - he's as excited as we are!
My dad is going to come out for a visit in early December and I'm working on planning fun holiday stuff for that trip, then there's my favorite holiday EVER, then we're headed to Disney World in early January with the other grandparents before we head back to pack up and move.
Somewhere in there I need to shop for the kiddos' gifts and pick up charity stuff and make monumental decisions like paint, hardwood flooring, granite, fixtures, lighting, where outlets go (um, everywhere!) and carpeting. I've got cookies to bake and decorate, big meals to fix, and Christmas cards to think about maybe doing. I'd like to breathe a couple of times, but I'll have to see if that works out.
And it might not sound like much, I realize, but the kids are being really demanding lately and the babe in my belly seems to enjoy causing a fair amount of pain on a pretty regular basis (and at 23 weeks, that's not encouraging, by the way. Sigh.) so everything takes me about 3 times as long as it should.
Oh! And I turned 28. 3 days ago. It was a wonderful birthday because NO ONE had a single tantrum AND I got Dunkin' Donuts because my husband is a total angel. I consider it a success - and a monumental age because it's probably the last birthday I'm going to acknowledge. I will be 28 every year from here on out (even if I can only realistically pull it off for another few) so feel free to file my age away for memory - it's not changing anytime soon.
So, on that note, I'm going to finish feeding my girls lunch, bathe them, dress them, pick Jack up from school, put the girls down for nap, and keep working on my Christmas decorations (currently 4/5 trees complete!)...
I'll do my best to come up with something witty, amusing and fun soon!
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