Has it really been 6 weeks?

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Okay, so I guess it’s been a minute since I’ve been here. I’ve thought of you guys often in a “oh, I have to tell my peeps about that!” sort of way.

The short version of what we’ve been doing is buying a house and moving. The longer version is, we bought a house, tore the place up, then tried to put it back together ourselves. One thing we didn’t quite think through was the part about how we aren’t 25 anymore. Being in my late thirties (aka 43), leads to a significantly tired-er mom and wife at the end of a day (or three) spent crawling around on my hands and knees painting stairs.

In any event, I have lots of projects to show you, pics of the new house, and my signature delightful storytelling blathering on about the choosing of Paint Colors.

Paint Colors are v. serious, you know. I bought something like 25 sample pots. And proceeded to paint them all in every room and every hallway.

Not kidding.

I also have noticed that it is now MAY and I am groaning through reading all kinds of blog posts about powering through the last few weeks of school. You know what these blog posts make me think? “Oh, right. School.” As near as I can tell, we still have something like 10 weeks of work ahead of us. The kids are super excited. Working all summer! Again! Yay us!

Whatever. It’ll be fine. Probably I won’t hardly complain about it at all.

Because I’ll be too busy regaling you with stories of how I need to get rid of a bunch of crap so we fit in this house.

Yes. I know. I just told those stories a few years ago.

Apparently I have been never-flagging in my diligence to acquire new stuff. I don’t know how this happens. I need Minimalist Deb to crawl out from under that pile of old wool sweaters that I meant to make Christmas stockings out of, grab Thrifting Deb by the shoulder and give her a firm shake.

In conclusion, I miss you all, I adore you all (especially everyone who emailed wondering where I was), and I shall be back. Maybe even with a riveting and pin-worthy story on How To Arrange Your Mini-Muffin Pans So You Don’t Look Like A Hoarder.

11 Responses to “Has it really been 6 weeks?”

  1. hikooky Says:

    Hiiiiieee! I’m glad you’re back. I’m waiting for pictures you know.

  2. krystal Says:

    yippeeee! youre back! youre back! we are moving this summer too into a smaller house. anxious to hear your thoughts on painting and organizing muffin pans. we will also be schooling through summer, so you are not alone. 🙂

  3. New Friend Says:

    That pile is making me nervous; we need to attack that today. Go eat your wheaties and put me another beer in the fridge :- )

  4. Kathy King Says:

    Thank heavens, a new post! All that moving stuff has been cramping my entertainment. Missed your wit, young lady. I am not a twitterer, so I missed your sarcastic observations on life. Congratulations on the new house.

  5. Erin-The Usual Mayhem Says:

    Please do “blather on” about the paint colours – I’m itching to know what you went with in the end!

    If you find a trick for the mini-muffin tins, please let me know. I can’t even open my muffin-and-tray cupboard without them all falling on my foot.
    Erin-The Usual Mayhem´s last blog post ..A Fun Density Science Experiment!

  6. Kristy Says:

    I’ve missed your posts. What have you been doing. Apparently it isn’t unpacking.

  7. Tressa Says:

    We need more pictures. Haha!
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  8. Karen Says:

    Great about the new house. You always make me LOL. That’s laugh out loud for you uncool ‘peeps’. I hope the renovating goes well. It makes me tired just to think about it.
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  9. SarahB Says:

    Yay, you’re alive! And I feel you on the paint thing. I have had 4 different swatches painted on my kitchen walls for, uhm, 2 years. I <3 your livingroom color. I am trying for pale smoky aqua, and painted an entire wall in my living room to test it out. It turned out baby powder blue. It is terrible.

  10. SarahB Says:

    Oh, hey, here is a pic of them actually! Feast your eyes on the powder blue disaster. http://www.projectbreastfeeding.com/the-perfect-imperfect-mom/

  11. Ingi (@ingidefygravity) Says:

    Does it make you feel any better that because I am packing and moving too (the longest move EVAH) I am only just here commenting, like a week after you posted? Sure it does.

    I feel you on the older thing. I SWEAR to a god I don’t believe in that I will NEVER do the move again myself. Removalists need our business. Next time. OMG there is likely to be a next time.

    I hear you on the “what about school?” thing. We are about 1/3 into our school year and we’ve done about 1/6 of the work we need to do. Lucky mine are ahead (that’s what I keep telling myself). Although if I keep this up, they will be age-level in no time…

    Can’t wait to see some home porn. It will make me feel inadequate, but I’m used to that 🙂
    Ingi (@ingidefygravity)´s last blog post ..But what about the kids?!