The reality of the move...

We waited almost a year for news of a job offer; one came and went last summer, but this situation with covid made things a little difficult. However now the reality of the move hits me like a ton of bricks. Sure, we sold our house and the furniture is mostly gone. Sure, we’ve planned and saved and cleaned. Sure, we obviously knew it was happening...but it was yesterday when I dropped off the first of our family members at the airport it hit me...we’re moving. Not only are we moving, but to Germany. This is crazy! Are we crazy?! No...this will be exciting and a new chapter. Excitement still reigns supreme.

Some tears were had when we dropped Justin off for his flight, but mostly everyone is fine as we know that it’s the first step in us all being there together. Quickly I started to realize all these things that Justin’s done for the family on a daily basis. When the hell does the trash go out? How to I turn the pool pump off/on? What is for dinner tonight? Gotta make sure I have stuff for breakfast, lunch and dinner!!! How am I going to work and drop kids off at school, let alone pick them up!!? You see I’m fortunate to have a stay at home husband, or did. He did many things I’m going to be responsible for the next month or so by myself until we get to Germany in June. Sure I know it’s Mother’s Day today, but my husband did a hell of a lot around here...including laundry and cleaning. Did I mention how lucky I am?

Off to the store I went...$600 and two grocery stores later I did what my busy mind wanted to do to calm it I unpacked and portioned out groceries for prep, I cleaned out the fridge and the pantry...then quickly put together dinner. I was crazy exhausted. All I could think of while I was running errands is how glad I am that my kids are 8 & 14 and not toddlers. The dogs needed extra love and I needed a glass of wine and sleep, but all I wanted to do was track my husbands flight on the website to make sure he gets there ok. I passed out eventually probably thinking about what I was going to make for breakfast!!! This is going to be a long month.


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