Wednesday, November 4, 2009

From one Stress to the Next

Phew!  We all survived the wedding.  Everything came together really well in the end.  The bride and groom were married and happy, my mother did an AMAZING job decorating the cultral hall, and everyone had a great time at the reception (especiallly Elijah and Sam).

I will admit it was VERY stressful trying to get everything finished.  It didn't help that I was really missing my husband too.  It was all worth it though to be there for my sister.  I am so happy for her and Bryce. 

Well, now we can focus on the other things that are stressing us right now...

Josh has officially submitted his discertation to his defence committee members.  He's working on setting up his defence for the 18th (in TWO weeks!).  He is stressed trying to make final changes and get all the paperwork in order to graduate.  It's created a lot of tention having us be so stressed about it.  We will be SO glad when it is all done.

On top of that Northrup Grumman has hooked us up with the relocation company that will be taking care of our move to Maryland.  They have been emailing and calling trying to get us set up with the moving company, temporary housing, a trip to MD to look for housing, etc.  Apparently I don't have to pack a single box, they'll do it all for us, but it is stressful getting everything coordinated and I still have to go through everything and get rid of what we don't want/need.  I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed.   I will be very grateful when January rolls around and all of this will be behind us, but then there will be more adventures in store for us, to be sure.

(oh I do have a lot of pictures on my camera but the camera cord hasn't turned up yet from our trip to Utah... I'm still trying to dig us out of mounds of laundry etc... I'll get them up eventually!)


Strong Family said...

Nathan's defense for his masters thesis went really well. Don't worry I'm sure Josh's will be fine as well. Moving sounds fun, sometimes I think that would be a fun adventure and having someone else do it for me would make it even better. January will be here before you know it.

Charis said...

I think I would pack my underwear. . . I wouldn't want anyone else packing my underwear. And the remodel we have been doing on our house has been really good for me to sort through everything and get rid of stuff. . . but I did that as I unpacked. since they are moving it for you, I vote you let them pack everything (except your underwear) and then as you unpack decide what you want and what you don't. You never know, you might decide you need something in maryland, or you might discover you don't need something in maryland, your list of things to keep and things to to junk might change drastrically. so I would let them pack everything, except my underwear.

Anna said...

The topic of moving came up at work today and someone mentioned they would assign a colored dot to each room and mark the boxes that should go to that room with the appropriate color. This made it easy for when the movers bring the boxes in, because they just have to match the box to the color on the door of the room!

Charis said...

or you could just write the name of the room on each box. . . kitchen, bathroom, master bed room, living room. . . etc etc etc. . . then you don't have to put colors on the doors, and if you don't have a door on your kitchen then what do you do?