Thursday, March 24, 2016

Inching along

Wow- I totally didn’t expect to be gone for so long.  Mom left to go back home to Montana this past Saturday.  I really enjoyed having her for the last few weeks.  Her chronic illness Lupus really determines our days. There would be 2 or 3 days in a row each week where her biggest accomplishment would be getting out of bed and maybe dressed.  We had so many things we wanted to do but never did get to them.   I am so grateful for my job and my bosses who allowed me to work from home to keep her company and not be alone.  One week I had classes every day and I went into the office the first part of day but then would come home during lunch hour for rest of the day.  I am so blessed!  Just having Mom in the room or the next room when I was in office was comforting.   My baby brother Jeremy, my SIL Sarah and my nieces Maci and Brynna came down one weekend to spent time with Mom and the following weekend that came again minus Sarah. It was so awesome having my family all together. My grandmother Nanny also came to stay 4 nights with us so she could continue her visit with Mom and to see rest of the family. My cousin Jadona came over one night when everyone was there and we had a nice big family dinner. Mom did get to eat out at a few of her favorite spots before she left so all is good there too.  My heart was full and happy that weekend for sure. 

My last post I mentioned walking away from a house that we had contract on. The inspection showed too many big things that would be very costly and it didn’t work out.  Fast forward a few days later from losing that house, and Todd found a house he loved.  With the market as crazy as it is- we literally put contract on the house sight unseen from me.  Todd tried to facetime me but the screens kept switching sideways to upways (?) and I had to hang up. I told him it was like watching Blair Witch project and I was getting dizzy).  I got to see the house the day we had that house inspected and it’s a GO.  There are a few things on our priority list to be fixed but its basically move in ready and we are closing in just a few weeks.  Mom was with me when we got to see the house for the first time and I ‘m so happy she got to see it. Now she can visualize what I’m talking about when we’re in the house. Oh and we have a pool!! Yippee!!
Now it goes without saying that my stress level is off the charts right now! Todd is traveling every week now and has been gone for 3 nights almost every week.  We don’t have a single box packed. I did bring home some boxes though last night so that makes me happy.  Baby steps and deep breaths.  I have soooo much stuff to move that its overwhelming.  I tossed it back and forth on whether I should have a garage sale or not.  Trouble is closing is in a few weeks but we have Easter this weekend so I don’t see much packing being done.  I’d rather take time to pack and be ready then to use 2 days for a garage sale. I can always have a sale at new house.  I have donated tons of stuff on a weekly basis too so that helps.   But, if I had a garage sale that would be less to move and the money could go towards the boxes and moving company.  Ugh- so undecided!
So that’s what I’ve been up to.  Its very stressful to get all the upteen million documents to the mortgage company, prep for moving, include family visits in there, all while working full time job.  Going crazy for sure. I have had a few days of depression but I’m sure it was stemmed from the stress too. 
Have a wonderful Easter this weekend everyone.  Todd and I are dividing and conquering this holiday. He’s going to our church and then to his parents house where my inlaws and brother n law and sis nlaw will be. I am going to church at my aunts with my grandma Mimi and stepmom Deb, then having lunch at my cousins house.  Its important to spend time with my stepmom right now.  I haven’t seen her much this last month and this is a first of many holidays without Daddy.  Oh and did any of yall catch last Sunday’s TV special  The Passion that was written by Tyler Perry and in New Orleans?  Holy Cow was that so cool!! They basically told the story while using current rock and country songs.  Amazing!!

Miss yall and I promise I’ll be back one day and my hope once moved to go back to old self who blogged weekly.  


  1. Hi, dear Holli!

    I am very happy to see you blogging again and especially glad to know that your spirits are on the rebound. It always helps to have loved ones surrounding and supporting you when you need them, especially your dear mother. I am also buoyed by the news about the house you and Todd found. I predicted that the universe would provide if you were patient for a while. I can tell you are excited. I know you are feeling stress, but it's a good kind of stress, the kind that comes from anticipating this new chapter of your life that is about to begin. I am very happy for you guys!

    I don't know if you saw my comment on the previous post, but just in case you didn't, I want you to know that in my current post I have nominated you for the Music & Words Award. I realize you are slammed and probably won't have time to participate. Nevertheless, I wanted you to know how much I appreciate the music and memories you share with us here at Holli's Hoots & Hollers.

    Take care and God bless, dear friend Holli!

  2. So great to hear about the new found house! I have a friend that is going through all the prep work for a move done WHILE handling newborn twins and a toddler, and all of the sudden bipolar husband just decides- after several hundred dollars and all her work to make the place sellable- he doesn't want to move. At least you two are both rowing in the same direction, if not always the same boat.

  3. Glad to hear from you. So happy about the house.

  4. Good to see you back. So much going on with your life. Moving into a new house must be a lot of work and stress and spending time with the family is important too. Good luck with the house!

  5. I have missed you so much. I am glad you are getting a house! And a pool too!! Yipee! Have a very Happy Easter.

  6. So glad you got some good time with your momma!

  7. I'm so glad to hear that you had such a long visit with your mother. I know you needed that. Very excited about your new house. Congratulations! If you have time to do the sale that would be a good idea. I think your Easter plans sounds good. Yes I saw The Passion, it was really good!!! Praying for some peace in your heart and for all things involving the move run smoothly for you. ((Hugs))

  8. Oh, this is exciting! Good stress can kill bad stress. Let it! This is a great time to buy and hopefully, I'll be doing a little bit of that soon, too. Big Easter bunny hugs for you, sweet lady.

  9. It's great to hear you so upbeat. Good things!! I'm happy for you, Holli.


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