Monday, August 31, 2015

life be crazy

Nick left for his new job on August 8th and I have been holding down the fort with two little ones. It's been a little crazy- to say the least... We got our house ready for market, put it on the market, left for vacation for a week, got 12 offers, and now are officially in contract. We are closing near the end of September and will be joining Nick on the East Coast around the first week in October. 
The past few weeks alone has been all about survival mode... Days at the pool have counted as baths, we have been living out of our car on days we can't go back to the house until bedtime, and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse has started and ended many of our days because a. Momma needs 20 minutes to pull herself together in the morning and b. I need time to put each kid down to bed on their own. God bless Toodles... Neither child has been sleeping well this week and at 5 am one morning, I made a rash-sleep-deprived Amazon Prime purchase of this clock. Two weeks in and so far so good... 
Somehow, we are making it work and despite the chaos and all of us sorely missing Nicholas, the days are always filled with far more good moments than bad. Blessedly, he was able to come back and work out here last week so we are able to make this 2 month transition period a little easier with frequent visits from him. I feel like this time of transition and uncertainty is going to make us so much stronger as a family. It's hard for sure- but we are making it, and doing well. 
One of my jobs ended 2 weeks ago so amidst the chaos, there's some additional time and calmness for me to just be with the babies. No more mornings in the office, no commuting, and no more preschool. It's nice to just focus on these babies the majority of the time. This period alone is testing me as a momma to have no one else around. (That's not to say we haven't had great help from friends and family this month- we definitely have!)  I feel accomplished when I finally get my kids down for the night and they have both eat some fruits and vegetables for the day, been given lots of love, had fun experiences, and are resting their sweet little heads. Just the basics! 
Anyway, I am surviving on iced coffee (the occasional glass of wine) and lots of sticky, slobbery kisses and perhaps that's why this post is bit rambling! 

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