Originally, I was going to do another Facebook how-to post today, but this post was screaming for me to write it instead. So, today, y’all are going to get a little wordy conversation on how things are going with moving. I have shown a few pictures on Instagram, but that is about it. And, I think I owe y’all a little bit more than that.
Exhaustion, Frustration, & Running on Fumes
Overall, I am physically, mentally, and emotionally exhausted. We have moved nonstop since January 9th. We have worked throughout the week, moved after work, and moved all day Saturdays and Sundays. It has been exactly two weeks of running nonstop and it is starting to wear on me. I get off work, load up my car, pick up Derrick, unpack the car, start putting things up that I see need a home, cook supper, eat, clean up the kitchen, and by then, it is time to take a bath, get in bed, and do it all over again.
Having two small children and moving DO NOT MIX. Thankfully, my mother-in-law has watched them for the past two weekends, but during the week, they are right there while we are moving. I am already frustrated from moving stuff in and out, and then the smallest little thing they do, I react horribly. Afterwards, I feel like the worst mother in the world (insert frown). I am trying to watch my temper, but it can get the best of me at times.
Don’t get me wrong, I am excited about my new house and LOVE it! But, the moving is tiring!
Even with all of the efforts, my house is still a mess! Yes, I understand I am moving and it is going to look that way until we get settled, but my brain hates it. I walk in the door and immediately see piles of stuff everywhere. But, I don’t have the strength to do it all in a given day. So, I go to bed feeling defeated.
We are hoping (fingers crossed) that this weekend will be our final weekend of actual moving. I am ready to concentrate on the piles of things we have going on in our new house. The running from one house to the other is tough, especially when the old house isn’t close to the new one.
I knew this was all coming, but there wasn’t a way to fully prepare for it. Moving is hard! I am sure everyone that has ever moved understands what I mean. Not just physically hard, but mentally and emotionally. Because, at the end of the day, I am a working mom and wife. I am trying to juggle it all at once, and it is pretty tough.
Plus, I hate that my blog posts are getting moved around so much. I had planned on getting my second emergency kit post done, but the sun isn’t cooperating. I want to get a before and after shot of the trunk portion of my car, but by the time I get home, the sun is gone (insert frown). So, I plan to get that done this weekend. Thank y’all for your patience! Big hugs to everyone.
Trying to get everything done leaves me feeling like I have neglected everything, especially my kids and husband.
But, I know it will get better. I am putting my faith in God and I know we are in a better home. I am blessed and done whining now!