When last we talked (OK, I typed and 2 of you read) we were planning a move back to the US in about 7 months.. Then the Navy said: Let's play a really funny game, and move them NOW! As I sit here typing this, my house is in chaos.
Tomorrow the packers will arrive, put all of our worldly possessions into crates and take it to IL. Yup! You read that right tomorrow. We will all be leaving Japan on Jan 28. It doesn't seem real to me, that in less than 6 weeks we will be living in the suburbs.. In IL! And, I do me the suburbs! It doesn't get any more suburbs then where we will live. Good thing I got rid of the hot pink hair I had been sporting.. Wouldn't want to frighten the neighbors...
I have spent some time trying to process how this happened so fast. Trying to get the kids school organized, medical, dental, my job, renting a house, trying to get a car, and the list goes on and on! Moving is a HUGE undertaking when you have 7 months to get it all done.. Doing it in just under 2 should be classified as inhumane..
None the less I will get moved! No choice!
The kids are taking this all in stride, Ian is GREAT under pressure.. I am in need of liquor!
Once we are settled in IL, I plan to take a year and write. Really write. Sit down EVERY SIGNLE day and write! About everything and nothing all at the same time. I will take a few months off from working, get the kids settled in and try and learn how to drive on the right side of the road again!
At the end of every day I tell myself Panera Bread is on the horizon. That will keep me going! :)