Does your brain ever just shut down? Somewhere between wedding plans and house hunting my brain completely powered down. Although alarming, it is a pretty typical reaction when I'm confronted with big changes and big changes we have had.
Big Change #1: Jenn is moving to North Carolina in April with her soon-to-be hubby, Jeff. She's my best friend, the perfect babysitter, and my favorite shopping/eating buddy. I'm so sad she's leaving me for life on the farm. And, yes, I did say Jenn is moving to an actual working farm...tractors, crops, mud, cows, the whole nine yards. I'll keep you posted on how that works out.
Big Change #2: We moved into our house just one year ago and we love it. It has a warm and cozy feeling that I'm not sure I will be able to replicate in any other home. I love the wood flooring, the paint colors, and how pretty all my stuff looks in it, but it just doesn't make sense to stay. We are hoping to find a home with more usable living space and potential for growth. So with a very heavy heart we decided to put our first home up for sale. That means packing, unpacking, and still more decorating. I never thought I'd be tired of decorating but I am. Now we are in the midst of our very own Designed to Sell moment. We could really use Lisa LaPorta's expertise right about now. If anyone has any suggestions on how we can make our house even cuter, let us know.
Big Change #3: When did Hannah turn into a kid? Yesterday, she was a helpless little baby and now she's a spunky toddler with nine teeth and an attitude problem. When Hannah doesn't like what we are saying, she points her chubby little finger at us and gives us a piece of her mind. She walks, climbs stairs, and says "Hi!". When we are shopping, she isn't happy unless she's holding my cell phone or, even better, my American Express! She flirts with strangers, eats table food and screams so loud and suddenly in public that I've seen people actually jump. Then she laughs and shines her toothy little grin at me.
Big Change #4: Scott is opening a new neighborhood about thirty minutes north of our home. It is a longer commute and those extra minutes each way seem like an eternity to me. Scott has been working very hard meeting with local Realtors and brokers. We even spent a day making promotional gift bags that he has been delivering non-stop. We are all praying hard that this new neighborhood will be a successful one.
So those are our big changes. Pretty big, indeed. But, my brain is slowly turning back on and I'm beginning to see all the benefits of this exciting new version of my reality. Wish us luck!