Sunday, May 1, 2011

Do you live next door to Bree?

Where does the REAL Bree Van DeKamp live?? Because she obviously isn't in North Carolina...that or she was too busy to notice I moved in down the street! Where's my basket of homemade muffins & scones? Where's my invitation to afternoon poker? Who's house do I go to for the latest gossip? Desperate Housewives has totally ruined my expectations for neighbors. My new FAVORITE next door neighbor has a front yard full of toys, lets their dog poop in my side yard, drives their 4 wheelers in their backyard, has 4 enormous dogs (that bark at all hours), and has 2 campers in their backyard. Where is Bree when you need her??

We had the opportunity to live at our last duty station for 5 1/2 years, so I'm a little out of practice when it comes to moving. We've also been very fortunate to find tenants for our homes in FL!!

We were able to find a place to rent when we visited a few weeks ago, and the move has actually gone pretty smoothly. Minus the tornado warnings! I've already picked out the closet that the boys, Koa and I will hid in (if necessary) and have began to plan my 72hr kit (which is packed and on it's way here).

Our drive up was uneventful, which is always a good thing, and we were able to transport most of the boys things. I'm making it work until the rest of our household goods arrive, and Eric is staying with some friends while he finishes up in FL.

The great thing about living close to family is that I had an extra pair of hands at church today...even if we only made it through the first block hour. Planning nap times & lunch around 1pm church is going to take some getting used to.

I've found a nanny, and she's coming over for a few hours everyday this week so the boys can get used to her before I start the 12 hr shifts. I literally jumped for joy & squealed when I received the official offer to work in the Pediatric ED. This is such an amazing learning opportunity for me, and it's guaranteed hours.

So far I've only had 2 major tear-filled meltdowns since Eric left on Tuesday...but the boys are starting to get back on a schedule. At least Carter is. Cooper still doesn't want to sleep through the night, and if I let him cry for more than 20 seconds he'll get himself so worked up (not to mention, wake Carter up) that he pukes.

I know I've been scarce, but I'm still around. I honestly don't know how I could have survived this past week without my brother & my Kick-A SIL! He even came over and mowed my front lawn (the back is so big we need a riding mower), and they watched the boys Monday so Eric and I could get all the last minute stuff we needed before he had to leave in the morning.

This summer is gonna suck without Eric, but at least I have family close by! This is a true luxury in the Army, so Michelle, get ready to be sick of me!

8 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I'm glad you made it safely! Here's to a drama free, Desperate Housewives free summer.

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

I am delighted that you are settling in. If you were my next door neighbor...you would have gotten scones (I make killer blueberry ones), muffins, or some kind of casserole or soup/stew. I love welcoming people into the neighborhood.

Missy said...

So glad you made it, got the great job, and found a good nanny!
Neighbors are over-rated!

blueviolet said...

You're here! You're here! You're here!

Dolli-Mama said...

I know what you mean about wanting a basket of muffins...
I don't have those kind of neighbors either.

Oh, our new neighbors brought me a bag of girl baby clothes with 6 pairs of baby shoes in it! That was pretty neat. I guess I should have brought her some muffins...

Jessica G. said...

All the more reason why you need to move to Utah, where I would show up on your doorstep with an anatomically correct representation of you made entirely out of cake.
You need to get one of the sonic dog barker things that you point at barking dogs to get them to stop...

Cheeseboy said...

I can't imagine surviving a summer with my boys without my wife. But you are much more awesomer than I. Jessica says she will take care of you here. Yoi should consider it.

Queenie Jeannie said...

Moving alone sucks - been there, done that. Luckily YOU have family there who loves you and is willing to help out. Awesomesauce!!!