Whenever I don't have the answers to people's questions or positive things to share, I tend to clam up & avoid conversation; I hate repeating, "I don't know, yet," or explaining over & over [de facto dwelling on] what's wrong, so I haven't even felt much like blogging. No, things aren't horrible by any stretch - still so excited for the move; but I'm sick. No, I don't want any medical advice; I'm functional but just very uncomfortable with coughing & drainage. I paid the neighbor boy, again, to shovel us back out of the fresh 6" of snow we got Sat & Sun; the most snow in a single week of this winter counting back to the day we came back...and when JB's not here = not positive material to share further.
No, I still don't know when the movers are coming or when our last day here is, and if anyone else asks, I may scream. Both of the kids' schools need to know for their plans. (I gambled - as we're guessing next Tues now - and went ahead & bought Valentines for their classes Mon.) Church wants to know - it's a true blessing to have so many people who want to be able to say good-bye, and the music needs to know when I can sing for the last time. (Again, assuming this coming Sun.) Annelise's dance/gym needs to know when her last class is, so I can sneak in early to see her last showcase of dances she's been rehearsing and so they can have her gymnastics ribbon ready. (Sounds silly, but this is actually urgent, b/c if everything works out the way we want, her last class will be THIS Wed.) Two sweet friends here want to know, so we can plan going-away dinners together; not to mention the family & friends who are just eager to know, b/c they're happy for us. :-) I need to know when to schedule a vet visit for Bonnie Blue, b/c a dog has to have a check-up less than 10 days before they fly. Even people in Georgia need to know - my high school girlfriend excited to hang out (me, too!), the director of Annelise's new Montessori curious as to when to expect her, and esp. the coach of Will's new t-ball team, who called Saturday to tell me about practices starting NEXT WEEK.
[Can you see that I'm being asked non-stop? It's like being 9 months pregnant and everyone asking, "Is the baby coming, yet?" Certainly a very happy occasion, but don't you think I'd tell you more, if I knew??? I promise, I want to know even more than you do!!! :-D]
I totally don't want to come off as snippy, ungrateful, or even unhappy! I'm just sick & tired (literally :-P) and we're more frustrated waiting for confirmation than anyone... but it IS worth it to have his new company organize & pay for everything up front! That is a gianormous blessing!!!