"Sometimes I wonder about my life. I lead a small life - well, valuable, but small - and sometimes I wonder, do I do it because I like it, or because I haven't been brave?" - Kathleen Kelly (You've Got Mail)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

1 more week...

...until the big move! This is the reason you haven't seen me around lately. I have been busy sorting, packing, cleaning, labeling, organizing and painting. Oh, and browsing the furniture section on Craigslist a lot. We got some awesome deals! Remember how we live in an 855 square foot home right now? So we don't have much to bring to the new, huge place. Not anymore! Craigslist helped us get an entire living room set (couch, loveseat and chair), a really nice dining table and chairs, a desk and some bar stools. Also, a washer and dryer from the appliance section. Hooray!

Life is a little chaotic right now but I wouldn't have it any other way. We'd move tomorrow if we could! Margot asks me every day "am I move to my new house today, mom?" and I tell her "only 10 more days, 9 more days"...and today I got to tell her, "only 1 more week!" Her face lit up (she has no idea how long 1 week is) and she gasped and said "1 more week?? I'm so excited!". So we're all ready to go :)

I knew next week would be even busier with the actual moving day (the 15th) and then unpacking all week after that. So I spent the whole morning yesterday in the kitchen making some meals to stick in the freezer for us to eat next week. I know I won't be thinking about menu planning, grocery shopping and cooking so I'll be glad I did the work now so I won't have to worry about it next week. This was my first time making freezer meals...I hope I did them right! I made penne with sausage and creamy ricotta, sour cream enchiladas and a chicken pot pie. They all looked like great recipes and they're from some of my favorite blogs and websites. I "healthified" them a little bit by using low fat and whole grain ingredients. I also made my brother a birthday cake for a little family party last night....it was de-licious. Everyone loved it. And one of the simpliest recipes ever! I will definitely make it again.

So, that's a little of what I've been up to! Hopefully I can keep up with posting more during this transition...we'll see what happens!

all my little meals, ready to go into the freezer!

one way to get to the girls to the new house :)