Just look at this mess!
I kind of want to cry, scream and jump for joy all at the same moment. Cry because I’m sad we’re leaving Orlando. Scream because in addition to boxing everything up, we’re also disinfecting EVERYTHING because I don’t want any trace of mice germs coming with us to Ocala. (It’s taking foreverrr.) And I want to jump for joy because I’m excited about this next part of our journey.
I’m not particularly good at handling the unexpected when it comes to big events.
When Ryan and I decided to move to Ocala for his new job, I figured the transition would go smoothly and we’d find ourselves moving into a nice home without a hitch. I didn’t anticipate moving our stuff into storage, living out of a suitcase and having no set home to move into on the horizon.
I like a plan and in my day-to-day life have most things in my personal and professional life ironed out way ahead of time. I’m punctual, organized and responsible and this whole moving experience is testing all of these traits and making me explore my more go-with-the-flow and whatever-happens-happens side.
I can’t wait until I’m blogging from my own home office! There is a light at the end of the tunnel.
In other news, some of Sadie’s favorite toys got a bath this morning in preparation for the big move.
These little pigs were diiirty! Sadie has a serious love for her toy pigs and they were in desperate need of a run through the washing machine.
After boxing up all of our junk (we still have yet to touch the room of shit) and doing multiple loads of laundry, we took a break for lunch.
Ryan tackled the kitchen in his morning boxing session, so I limited my lunch options to the food that wasn’t boxed up yet and used mostly food from the fridge.
I made myself a big ol’ salad with peaches, turkey, mushrooms, Brussels sprouts and chia seeds, all dressed up in a balsamic vinaigrette.
The peaches were the best part! I love a pop of sweetness in my salads.
As I was typing up this blog post, we got a call about another house in Ocala, available August 1!!! We’ve basically ruled out the possibility of moving right into a place from our current apartment, so it would be AMAZING if this one works out.
We have an appointment to see it at 3 p.m., so I gotta boogie!
See ya for dinner, friends!
Question of the Afternoon
- Are you a planner or are you a more go-with-the-flow type of person?
If you’re more go-with-the-flow, please teach me your ways!