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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Well, we've put in a bid on a house, and it was accepted! Oh, and don't worry, it wasn't Vacant and Easy to Show! I've been afraid to say too much about it, afraid of jinxing it and having the process fall apart somewhere along the line. If all goes well, we will be moving the weekend of May 16th, which is the same weekend that I'm graduating from college with my Master's in Severe Special Education. (Perhaps my next post topic...) So of course things are looking to be a little hectic for the next couple of weeks.

Our house was WAY OVERDUE for a decluttering. I was just starting to get into "baby steps" like the Flylady suggests when all of this started. So the process of weeding out and figuring what to keep and what to toss is really overwhelming me right now. Roland works for a truck rental company and ordered boxes from a vendor they use. They should show up today or tomorrow. I think maybe once I am able to start putting the things I know I want to keep in boxes, that might help me to feel more like I'm making progress. Right now I'm just moving things around, going through piles, trying to throw things away and organize the best I can. I am so overwhelmed!

A little while ago, Michelle asked me to see if I could find any traditions for moving into a new home. I've just started poking around online and found the idea of taking Paige's picture out front every year, having a special dinner when you move in and celebrating the "anniversary" every year, stuff like that. Anyone have any ideas?

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5 comments: to “ Moving Forward

  • Candace & Anna
    April 22, 2008 at 5:42 PM  

    Yay and congrats to you on both the Masters and the new house. My FIL is greek and they have a tradition of throwing money i.e. change in the house. I can't remember why I will have to ask him.

    Good luck with everything!

  • Shan
    April 22, 2008 at 6:26 PM  

    Congratulations on the house!

  • Half-Past Kissin' Time
    April 22, 2008 at 11:17 PM  

    WOW, you are busy! This is all the more reason to appreciate your popping in today; thanks, and CONGRATULATIONS!

    P.S. You are not getting old! Roasting Starbursts is, in fact, a BRAND NEW sensation, started by my daughter and spread by her friends. They just kind of melt them using toothpicks and tealight candles...yum.

  • Miche
    April 23, 2008 at 8:53 AM  

    Congrats on the house! A tradition my husband and I have for every year we have lived in our house is we make one big purchase or upgrade to the house; like last year we painted the upstairs, the year before we redid the kitchen,this year we are landscaping the back yard, ect. We have an older home, so finding projects to do is easy, but it could be a fun way to celebrate by saving up all year for a super nice grill or new carpet, or even a real nice framing job for a picture.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier! What grade do you teach? I used to teach preschool.

  • Michie
    April 25, 2008 at 8:25 PM  

    Miche -

    Thanks for stopping by. I teach elementary severe special education. I usually have mixed grade level students. My students are generally cognitively much younger than their biological ages. This is my first year in an inclusion setting though, so I have two students in third and two in fifth, and I am trying to include them in as much as possible that their class does. :)


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