It's been a full weekend of getting more stuff done to prepare for our move.
Even though all our stuff is gone, there is still a lot to do. This house has five window air conditioning units in it that we have to remove and dispose of. There are still crappy blinds hanging in both bedrooms that need to come down and a few old things I refused to move that need to be disassembled and taken to the curb. Tomorrow is our last trash pick up before we clear housing. That's always fun..trying to get rid of your garbage and you have to leave the dumpster in your garage empty.
I had to plan Father's Day last week without the usual tools I would normally have. I'm scattered and I'm afraid I didn't do well with our dads. I ordered gifts off Amazon to be shipped directly to both our fathers, but forgot to attach gift messages. I'm guessing they figured it out.
I ordered my own husband some small things off his Amazon wish list (it's three pages now) and had them shipped here. One gift is delayed..hopefully it arrives before I stop the mail on Thursday. The other gift arrived and I realized I have no wrapping paper. I think I did a creative thing. You know the brown paper that is padding the object in the box...?
It became my wrapping paper.
Here is the gift before and after wrapping:
I was even able to use the scraps to decorate the package.
My husband is a Trekkie. He loves all things Star Trek. The kids love to play Monopoly with him so I figured this was a win-win gift. He loved the wrapping.
Last night we took him to the Yardhouse for dinner. We had a great time. It's starting to hit me that in a few short weeks my daughter won't be living with me anymore. I'm sad about that. I think even she's sad. I'm going to miss that girl.
Today we ship my car. I'll write more about that later. I've been instructed to go start the car and let it idle because we have too much gasoline in it. That's craziness.
I am an Army wife and mother of five. I have been married to my Soldier for over ten years and we are currently in our fifth duty station since getting married.
I started later in life with my duties as an Army wife but have tried to make up for it by soaking up as much information as I can. I had some wonderful mentors as I joined this journey and now I want to pay it forward and mentor others.
I started this blog to document my life as an Army wife, mother, volunteer, and one who is trying to make this blended family a great one.
I love to cook, bake, and be a complete internet geek. I'm learning as I go, but as I tell everyone, knowledge is power, so I keep digging for more information!