Peach State says: Holiday Rush…The Complaint Department is Open!

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Sadly the only running-around-like-a-chicken-with-my-head-cut-off I have been involved in has been move related. My calendar is overflowing as the appointments and deadlines overlap and blur!

Holiday Rush…The Complaint Department is Open!

The holidays have begun and left me in the dust! Thanksgiving caught me by surprise for the first time this year. I have never been so out of control…BUT…the food was delicious! “Or so I was told!” The Christmas decorations were put up, in a minimal way, giving the new home its first taste of the Christmas Season!

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I have only bought one present…”Can your believe it?
Me…the organized pre-Christmas Rush shopper! I might as well be married to the Grinch. “Oh wait…I am!” (No…I am serious!). Today, for instance, the alarm company is, once again, coming out to work on the alarm system. Hopefully he will be done in time for me to race over to the school, at 1:40, and check out our youngest who has two appointments an hour away. We should get home about 6:45 ish. He can then start on his homework while I quickly prepare the remnants of dinner before hubby gets home about 7:10.

“There does not seem to be enough time in my day to do anything of my choosing…much less Christmas shopping!”

Now add in the extra practices for the Christmas programs…Yep, multiple!
( one on the 14th and the other on Christmas Eve) Hubby has over-ruled several practices due to the move and our out of town guests. But the upcoming practices…kinda gotta go to them. The one this Sunday and the performance Sunday I will have to stay over close to the church. So…I will have to have everything with me to get me through the whole day. I will more than likely camp out in the parking lot or….(shhh!) hide out in the bathroom until everyone is gone…Nope! They set the alarm after everyone is gone! Parking lot it is…

With all of the extra running, to and fro, with these errands an hour away I have to creatively conserve gas. Money is short this month due to the move and some of my money did not make the address change time limit. Maybe that is another reason for the lack of needing to shop.

Deadlines…there are just too many deadlines. Oh…and now there is a small wedding to plan, I think, shortly after my military son gets home in December. “I need a moment to break down…scream…pull my hair out.”
“Does anyone have a pill I can borrow?” Can’t seem to fit in a trip to the doctor about this…he is too far away anyway…and I don’t have the money to pay! (Vicious circle…vicious circle!)

So what have I learned from this rant? I have learned I need to move a few things to make room for a few more. I have learned I better go shopping before our youngest gets out of school the 19th. I have learned I better plan my wardrobe wisely, before heading to church, to lessen my needed items to pack… “I am tired just thinking about it!” Maybe I will just buy a gift card for the three older sons and some COAL clothes, a basketball and a book for the youngest. (Suddenly I am giddy!) If that is all I have to buy I can do it tomorrow!

DANCE OF JOY!

Sorry! I lost my head for a moment! The dryer just beckoned…so I am off to continue my menial but, needed chores.

“May your cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter oh, and really fabulous coffee!”

Peach State

Peach State says: Do A Little Thanksgiving Dance

The menu is prepared and casseroles prepared. Only one question this year…”Mom, how many pumpkin pies are you making?” So back to the store for more ingredients so my military son can have his pumpkin pie!

This dance is contagious! Happy Thanksgiving and don’t forget to Do A Little Thanksgiving Dance!

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“May your cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter oh, and really fabulous coffee!”

Peach State

Peach State says: It’s Monday…HELLO!

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My hubby and #2 son ventured out early yesterday, to the old house, in hopes of completing this never-ending-just-take-it-to-Goodwill-move! I got home from church and did a few things including starting the laundry…Switch the loads and started dinner…

LONG STORY SHORT…
I was almost ready to make the almost hour long trek to church, for the Ordination of a very dear friend, when the washer decided to ding! This was not the usual ding but a distinct Hey-this-is-your-washer-and-I-have-stopped-working! Hubby said he would look at it and sent in #2 son who, in turn, told the youngest to climb up on the washer and see it there was a kink in the hose. Nope! Hubby said “I will take care of it later!”

Fast-forward to this morning…”Honey, you will need to look up the problem online and see it the washer can be fixed…if not you will need to call a plumber!” ( insert giggle) “Uh, I think it would be best to call an Appliance Repair guy!” Hubby shook his head in agreement. “Here are my dirty clothes…and can you take the dry cleaning, work on the boxes in the basement!…oh and what are you planning on for dinner?”

It’s Monday…HELLO!

I know what I need to do…and it all starts with…COFFEE!

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Time to get to work…oh, and get dressed just in case the appliance repair company I called can come out today!

“May your cup runneth over with Joy, love and laughter oh, and really fabulous coffee!”

Peach State

Peach State says: Roller-coaster Day!

Yesterday was my first day, since being in our new home, with no installs or repairs scheduled. Where to start? My bedroom…time to sort through those boxes and put things where they belonged. The task was clicking along with occasional texts with friends thrown into the chore. I reached a stopping point and sat for a moment. A friend texted me with two simple words…”Call Me!” I did as I was asked and called…she answered in a tone no one likes to hear. The news was sudden but expected. A friend of ours and member of our church had been suffering with Pancreatic Cancer and went home yesterday…to heaven! After a few stunned moments and quiet conversation the call ended and I began the notification of those who would want to know. A little while later I was contacted to get the meal organized…via e-mail…for the family after the funeral. All I was really thinking was how I was going to deliver this news to my youngest son…the thought of losing a friend and youth director had already hit him hard and this….this would shake him to the core.

SKIP TO LAST NIGHT…

Hubby calls that he is on his way home…30 minutes early. I told him dinner was in the oven and would be ready in about 10 minutes. He told me he had the tile-cutter he had loaned to a friend and would need some help getting out of the car. I watched as he pulled down the street and opened the garage door. Then being the good wife, that I am, I sent the youngest out to help! A blink of an eye later my youngest steps back into the garage and says “Daddy needs your help!” I walk through the garage and out to the truck…open the front door and hear…”it’s in the back”. I open the back door and do not see a tile-cutter…

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My son is home for Veteran’s Day! He had traveled from his Army Base yesterday morning and hubby had secretly picked him up at the airport yesterday afternoon. He had been in town most of the day!
I closed the door and looked at my hubby…I opened the door and my son stepped out…I grabbed my son and held on tight!

“Yes I cried…again!” I told you it was a Roller-coaster Day!

“May your cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter oh, and really fabulous coffee!”

Remember the reason for Veteran’s Day and thank them for their service!

Peach State

Peach State says: The Slow Disappearance of Card Board Boxes

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We have been our new home for a whole week now! The teetering towers of card board boxes have finally dwindled to the final stragglers. “Of course there were many unfortunate boxes opened and relocated to the basement!”

The Slow Disappearance of Card Board Boxes

I have moved the keepable boxes to the garage…

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My youngest has been busy, with a sharp instrument in hand, reducing the opened boxes. The next big job is cleaning off the dinning room table…

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The saddest part of this move has been the lack of time to enjoy my new get-away…

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Well…the remaining boxes are calling my name…we have friends coming over tonight and they must be gone! Before closing here are a couple more views of our new home…

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Have a great day…I will!

“May your cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter oh, and really fabulous coffee!”

Peach State

Peach State says: Because Monday Happens!

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Just in case you need an excuse to grab another cup of coffee…Here it is!

“Because Monday Happens!” Better make it a double!

So lift your coffee cup and take a deep breath…this day will be over soon…”I hope!”

“May your cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter oh, and really fabulous coffee!”

Peach State

Peach State says: Gotta Love Football!

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Did you see!? Upset after upset in the rankings!!!! Good thing my teams WON!

Gotta Love Football!

“May your cup runneth over with Joy, love and laughter oh, and really fabulous coffee!”

Peach State

Peach State says: Facebook Funnies…Well Just a Few!

I know that some of you may have been in withdrawals…so here is a quick little Friday Fun!

“Facebook Funnies…Well Just a Few!”
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Better leaves than bugs!

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And they would be studied in a secret lab…

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Just think of the FUN we could have if we all skipped our meds!!!

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I have uncovered the truth about Grumpy Cat…Grumpy Cat is a MOM!

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Grumpy Cat is a MOM who has counted to 3!!!!

“May your cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter oh, and really fabulous coffee!”

Peach State

Peach State says: Noooo! I’m Not Ready!

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Why is it, with everything already on my plate, I am suddenly handed another plate? I am going to need another cup of AWAKE…a strong one!

“Nooooo! I’m not Ready!”

Grocery shopping,
Haircuts for me and my youngest son,
Packing more boxes,
Sorting through and throwing away,
One last load of laundry to fold,
Fix dinner for one extra person tonight…

But wait…that’s just the normal stuff!

Follow-up with dentist after Oral Surgery a week ago,
Follow-up with Urgent Care doctor after an untimely slicing incident Sunday,
“Oh honey, don’t forget the cement guy is coming to tear up the driveway and pour a new one”,
“Hey Darling, why don’t you go pick out a new refrigerator that you want and have it delivered the day we move…”,

And if that doesn’t look fun…
“Hey Hon, could you sort through my shoes and pack the ones I don’t really wear…that would be great!”

The fun thing about packing up boxes is the fact that I have a slight excuse not to do much cleaning…the down side is the fact that I have had to open two sealed boxes already…1)to find the thermometer. “Yep, I have been running a low grade temp!” And 2) to find the razor hubby uses everyday…”OOOPS!” At least I knew right where to look! “I’m sooo organized…“HeHeHe!”

The sun is just beginning to rise through the trees and it’s almost time for the mass exodus. I will then begin the second part of my day. “How many parts will this day have?” I will wait for the arrival of the cement guy and then head out to my Urgent Care facility for that follow-up. I wonder if I can just stay gone most of the day. No grocery shopping though…I am not going to park across the road and then unload the car!

I am going to finish my coffee and get dressed…carefully. I don’t want to hit the bandage.

“May your cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter oh, and really fabulous coffee!”

Peach State

Peach State says: Slow Down…It’s Not Even Halloween!

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School has been in session for almost two months and today is the last official day of “Fall Break”. My son and I have been watching the store shelves unfold the to be expected seasonal creepiness…but mixed in with the fall foliage and bags of dental anxiety is the oh so early signs of Christmas! “Come On!!! How many times do I need to say the same thing?”

Slow Down…It’s Not Even Halloween!

I guess this bring on the next holiday mentality is hitting me a little harder this year due in part to the multiple taped cardboard boxes filling the rooms on the main floor of my home! I cannot decorate yet…not until we move into our new home sometime the end of October. “I am going through seasonal decoration withdrawals!” What’s a girl to do? Grin and bear it…grind my teeth till my jaws ache in overwhelming agony! “Oh wait! Been there done that…another story!”

Can anyone explain why retailers insist upon initiating the Christmas holiday before the end of Septmeber? Don’t we have enough in our proverbial plates without the continuous reminders of how many shopping day remain until Christmas? Have I even started shopping? “Well I did find a perfect gift for my Military Son…and yes I bought it!” I can only hope I can find the box marked VIP Christmas 2014 when I get to the new house!

Perhaps the progressive march of the calendar is moving faster than I am ready to admit. So many differences this year as we head into the seasonal decorator’s paradise. With the three older boys no longer living at home and the expectations of change virtually doubled (or quadrupled) by moving;
it is easy to feel like I am moving at a turtle’s pace compared to most.

Hold on while I enjoy my pity party…

Okay…time to move one! Lots to do today and I need to move the laundry. Oh how I wish someone would drop by and wiggle their nose or blink everything into neat little snug boxes so that I could focus on the house work! The good news is the fact that with boxes everywhere I don’t have to vacuum or dust. “Well…not as much!”

I must confess…I have, in all my pre-planning of room arrangements, been trying to figure out where the Christmas Tree would go. Crud! Does this mean I am one of those way-too-early Christmas people? I hope not! Otherwise the fall candles I have in another specially marked box will not be enjoyed as they should.

Enough said…I am off to see how much I can pack away!!

“May your cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter oh, and really fabulous coffee!”

Peach State

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