Crazy Busy

As you can imagine, when you pack up three adults, six children, and a 3000+ square foot house, things are a little, well, busy. We started our school year early enough that I could feel good about taking 2 weeks off. The past week has been spent haphazardly packing.

One night, surrounded by boxes and odds and ends that didn’t really belong anywhere, I turned to my husband and said, “This is what moving is like, isn’t it?”

We’ve moved four times so far and each time I kick myself because I don’t feel super organized. Everything feels jumbled and disordered. Certainly other people do it better than this?

But, this is how the FishFam does it. It’s kinda crazy. And I need to come to terms with that. If I embrace it, maybe I won’t feel so bad. This is how we do it. And that’s okay.

And with that conclusion is the realization that I won’t be able to post like I wanted to around here. I have a few guest posts, thanks to some good friends, that I will spread out over the next two weeks.

But, life is crazy around here. Whatever spare minute I have from cramming 2 tons of legos into a cardboard box, I want to spend with my family. They are excited about the change, but it’s still change. I anticipate night waking, fussing, squabbling, lots of extra energy.

Sounds like it’s time for a media break, doesn’t it? So, FishMama’s unplugging. When I get back I hope to have lots of funny stories to tell — like leaving the crockpot unplugged ALL day when it should have been a perfectly planned, perfectly COOKED dinner — as well as a virtual tour of our new house. The story of it is a good one. God did have something better.

Your prayers are appreciated. See ya on the other side!

PS. Don’t forget to enter the two giveaways I have going. Here and here.

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  1. Good luck with the move!

  2. The Bertone's says:

    Good luck and have a safe move! Moving is always hard, but usually you get rid of some stuff right?? So look at the bright side!! 🙂

  3. I feel your packing pain! My husband will be finishing his PhD sometime between May and July of next year. We put our house on the market late this summer not knowing how long it would take to sell–and now we close at the end of October. So, we are going to be packing to move into a (probably smaller) rental until he is finished and we move to his new (first) job, wherever that may be. Your guest post on frugal moving was absolutely Providential for us! Thanks for taking the time to arrange it, even though you are extremely busy!

  4. Hope your move goes well, and you're able to get all settled in your new place. I'm so happy the Lord provided just what you all need! Hope to see you all around.

  5. Good luck with that move! I can't wait to hear how it went:-)

  6. Good luck with your move!

  7. Good luck with the move! I brings back bad memories for me. HOpe it goes well.

  8. Good luck with your move. I understand the need for a media break during a time like that. I pray that all goes well and will be praying for you and your family during the move.

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