Sunday, April 28, 2013

I don't wanna grow up!

I don't want to be a grown up.  Grown ups have to make the difficult decisions.  For instance, refrigerator buying.  Oh my goodness.  You can't just run up and down the aisles, playing with all the pretty fridges, opening doors, pressing buttons on the nearby speakers and turning on all the music. Nope, you have to look at the refrigerators, look at the insides of them, are they the right size, deep enough, freezer on top or bottom? Water and ice dispenser? Dispenser inside or out? LG, Kitchenaide, Samsung or Fridgedaire? Stainless, black or white? 


I honestly thought we'd go to Lowe's or Home Depot, find something and be done with it.  Instead, it's been a very long ordeal.  And, then, eventually we will have to get a new dishwasher.  Thank goodness there's a new one in there already so we don't have to worry about that for awhile.  Lord knows there was a crap ton of dishwashers to look at too.  

My saving grace in this fridge-excursion was the Pacific Sales people at Best Buy.  The guy we talked to explained all the stuff to us and honestly, wasn't pushing us to buy something more expensive.  He answered ALL our questions and made the experience somewhat pleasant, instead of leaving me with my mind whirling.

There was also the long appointment at AT&T to discuss transferring our service and how to shrink our bill.  We'll save $60 a month, thank goodness for that too.  But, AT&T was painless because we had an appointment with our AT&T guy. 

Packing is a thorn in my side.  The kitchen is 98% packed, and on Friday we will load all the furniture into the moving truck, I'll bring the clothes and the kitchen stuff and we'll get to "living" in the new house and then slowly get the rest o' the crap over there.  It's gonna be a pain in the rump.  I'm already annoyed by it and we've only just begun.  

I don't think I would be as annoyed if I was armed with all my energy.  However, my body still says "WHOA!!!!" and drains to zero quite quickly.  

I will miss this place.  I will miss our neighbors, the quiet backyard, my memories of bringing home the tiny kitties and the baby puppy.  I have lived here longer than any other place other than where I grew up.  It's been somewhere I've actually felt at home.  So, it will be sad to not be here.  It will be an adjustment to make that new place feel like "home".  

My heart is heavy that I will be gone at night now.  I am happy to be back at work.  I need to be because now I'll have a mortgage! But, I LOVE LOVE LOVE being home at night.  I love going to bed at a decent hour.  I sleep SOOOOOOO good at normal hours. Someday ... someday my regular schedule will have me home at night.  Oh my god, do you even know how happy and healthy I will feel?!   Someday ............ someday.  FOr now, I am sad.  I know I don't work so super late.  I mean, really how late is one a.m. anyway.  But, it does not give me the wind-down at night. I come home to a quiet, sleeping household, have to be super quiet and go right to bed.  I want to come home and unwind after a long night.  You know? 

Well, I'm gonna relax and try to feel alright for the last night of being at home.  Yay for pajamas and a movie on the Roku.  

Goodnight, everyone, I hope you had a wonderful evening.  


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