Thursday, November 12, 2009

In the lap of luxury


Life. Is. Good.

It's been a really busy November so far, but that's to be expected, and it's also a good thing. Being busy keeps me focused on what I need to be focused on and it keeps me from worrying about pointless things like tidal waves, national level disasters, or whether or not the checkout clerk at the commissary was being snarky or not.

While I have loved living off base for many reasons, I have to admit spending the last week or so with a mattress on the floor as our only furniture was getting a bit old. And a bit chilly. But never fear! The movers came and packed up the rest of our stuff - well at least the stuff we had ready. I was still doing laundry. Still. Doing. Laundry. I don't even want to think about how many loads I've done in the last 10 days. I'm still not exactly sure how it multiplies so quickly.

At any rate, we packed up the rest of our stuff in the suitcases, packed up the van, and headed to check into temporary lodging. This is exciting for many reasons - furniture! carpet! real beds! a fridge that's actually in the kitchen! wireless internet! the convenience of being so close to everything! heat that can be set at our comfort level instead of our budget level! It's bliss, I tell you. BLISS!

So now we are settled in and feel like we've been here for ages (but in a really good way). The house is almost completely cleaned and ready for the new tenants, and the kids are adapting really well to all the changes. I may actually cook dinner tonight and everything.

My friends are coming over on Saturday to hang out, and there's nothing better than good friends, good conversation, and lots of laughter. Next week I get another cut and color from the amazing Jen which means I stand a really good chance of getting off the flight to the States not looking half dead.

Yep, life is very good indeed.