Forewarning: This post has nothing to do with nutrition, cooking, health, or fitness. 🙂
Wow. Words cannot describe the happenings of the past week. But let me try anyways. 😉
Last Monday the movers showed up in Tulsa. They packed us all day Monday and loaded all of Tuesday. It was a FULL 2 days of packing. Lily was totally exhausted once she got over the initial excitement of all the happenings around her.
(You guys asked for Lily pictures…you got’em!)
Before we left, I picked the remains of my Tulsa garden. And LOOK what popped up in time for our departure: JALAPENOS!! Poor timing, but that means that everything I planted produced yield!! 😀
Picked my onions at immature bulbs, but they’re a good 2″
Tuesday afternoon around 3pm we headed out for a 9 hour drive to central Illinois to spend the night with Mr. Prevention’s parents. Lily did wonderful and we got in safe and sound, albeit very late and totally exhausted. We slept in the next day and I proceeded to take a 3 hour nap. Glorious. Wednesday was just a day to relax and we got to have pizza and tour our old stomping ground, The University of Illinois. 🙂 Always fun to recall those amazing 4 years!
Thursday morning I headed out before Mr. Prevention to get to my interview in Columbus. Another 5 hour drive. Off I went in my suit all prepared! Of course, somewhere along the line I got a run in my nylons. An emergency Walgreens trip and nylon change later, I was nearly late to my interview. However, it went really well. They have three second-round candidates for 2 positions and I should know something more this week. However it turns out, I was pleased with my interviews and gave it my all.
After my interview I rushed to our new house to do the final walk thru. The previous owners had taken it upon themselves (against the contract agreements) to spackle EVERY nail hole in the entire house. I walked in to a polka-dotted house. Ugh. We got a painting estimate right away and asked the sellers pay for the painting. They said no. We were in a head-lock. And would we close first thing the next morning? Stress.
Thursday night we spent in a hotel in Columbus that allowed pets, because we had not only Lily, but also Pinky, our snake. And about 50 bottles of wine to keep cool, or at least room temperature. So we roll up to the hotel and it’s a 4-star, luxurious hotel. But, they allowed pets…the only one in Columbus. Three carts later, Lily, Pinky, and all of our wine was in our hotel room. It was a sight to see, but everyone thought Miss Lily was just the cutest thing. The hotel was SO nice that someone actually asked if Lily was a service dog. At which point I laughed and politely responded, “No, just staying here because they allow pets!” Too funny. And so Thursday night was a restless night with Lily’s snoring 10 feet from the bed. Sigh.
And as for the house, the seller’s realtor ended up forking over the money for the painting from her commission. What a saint. We closed and we started moving in on Friday morning.
Friday was a whirlwind. We unpacked all day and I was beat. It was 4pm before I had even looked at the clock, but we had made good progress unpacking. We went out to eat on a patio near our new house and just took a load off.
Saturday we continued unpacking and when I had finally stopped to just sit, I realized something. Something bad. I had COMPLETELY forgotten to go take my drug screen on Friday for my new job that I start TODAY. Oh. My. Gosh. I immediately started crying. That is precisely how busy this week has been…and I blew off something that important without even REALIZING it until more than a day later. I called immediately and everything is fine, but I just can’t believe that happened.
On a completely unrelated and happier note, I WENT TO TRADER JOE’S!!! Oklahoma doesn’t have TJ’s and so this was majorly exciting for me! I now have a fridge full of delicious foods! I really don’t know how I survived 18 months without TJ’s!! 😀
This was an insanely long post, I apologize. And unfortunately, my next post may not be for a bit. I start work today, and Mr. Prevention is due into the office, too. Meaning, getting a cable guy to come out this week probably won’t happen until Saturday. And this is where I admit to having the shakes from Internet withdrawls. No lie. Ahhh!
In the mean time, I’ll try to decompress & celebrate our new home this way:
Off to my first day of work! 😀
Thank you, Cold Stone, for letting me borrow your internet from the parking lot! 😉
Question: Would you rather go a week without Internet or TV? Would you do okay without either, or would you be camped outside Cold Stone too? 😉
I will do my best to check-in, but for now it’s focusing on my new job! And staying hopeful about the job I interviewed for last week! 😀
A huge thanks again to all the wonderful guest posters last week! 😀
Have a great week,