Thursday, March 25, 2010


I'm drowning in a lot of things right now one of them being GUILT for not blogging in a while so here I am having avoided it for long enough. 

A lot has been going on in the past month.  The big thing is we closed on our house on February 26th and moved in March 1st.  The move went very smoothly, Josh and Elijah supervised the movers while I was at the apartment trying to get our suitcases packed and the apartment cleaned.  Keep in mind that all of this was happening while I was drowning in NAUSEA which really just complicated everything on my part.  On top of all that I came down with bronchitis our first week in the house.  Not a great mix with the nausea -- at all. 

We are very happy to be in our house.  Josh has been drowning with little IMPROVEMENTS around the house like door stops, toilet paper holders, curtain rods, blinds, etc.  He's got a list to keep him busy for months.  Oh the joy of home ownership!   The big thing for us to attack is the yard.  Right now it's a muddy mess. (Thankfully we aren't drowning in actual water with that one)  We might need to call in professional reinforcements for that project.  It feels a bit over our head.

I'm also drowning in PREGNANCY HORMONES.  You heard me right.  The nausea is "morning sickness" and though it isn't fun there will eventually be a positive outcome from it. (I'm finally starting to feel a bit better) The hormones are also making me very scatter brained, I have a hard time concentrating and remembering things.  The hormones, resulting nausea, and bronchitis have sucked away all motivation to unpack thus I am drowning in BOXES, still even three weeks later.  And the boxes I have managed to unpack, out of pure necessity mind you, have me drowing in pounds of PAPER that the movers used to wrap every item we own.

I'm drowning in LONELINESS missing my family and friends out West.  Our ward here is massive and has made getting to know people difficult and slow.  I imagine once we get settled a bit more the loneliness will receed a bit.  I hope.

I'm also drowning in the POSSIBILITIES for our house.  We came here with little furniture so I am pretty much starting from scratch.  Not only do I get to actually paint my walls (!) I get to actually spend money on furniture (!!).  I'm feeling overwhelmed by the possibilities and decisions that I have to back up with a good chunk of change.  It is all exciting though and I think I'm getting it figured out.  At least we have started looking at furniture and I have found some stuff I like... now I just have to committ.

Well, that seems like a pretty good list.  Things are going well.  The boys are happy and have kept themselves occupied with a ream of paper, markers, and a paper airplane book (most of the toys are still packed.  I'm hopeful to go through them and weed them down while they are off the boys radar.)  Thus I'm drowning in ART WORK and paper planes.  Elijah is reading more and more and Sam is constantly asking about letters and their sounds.  Josh is enjoying his job and goes off happily to work every day.  He's been the one holding us all together (and feeding us for a while there) and I am drowning in LOVE for that wonderful man who has put up with a lot these last few months.

I guess overall I'm just drowning in CHANGE, a lot of change.  I look forward to the dust settling because these are a lot of exciting changes and I'm ready to sit back and enjoy them.


Charis said...

I am sorry you are lonely. I so wish I could come out and visit. But I don't think it is wise for me to fly right now, and probably even more unwise for me to drive such a distance right now. Sounds like you are very busy, I wouldn't be able to do it while pregnant, because of the scattered brainness. yikes! call any time you want to chat

Annabob said...

I'm going to be an Aunt again!!!!!And now I can tell the world! WOOT! Please keep your head above water, Sarah.
Bryce and I have been praying for all FIVE of you. Oh, I sure do miss you.

Strong Family said...

Congrats on everything. Hope you find yourself above water soon.

Jean said...

Grandma and i wish we were closer so we could help you and your family. Tell your sweetheart to get used to those "honey do" lists. We are praying for your health. Yeah! Baby! Love you.

Bridget said...

It is great to hear about all of your exciting changes. Congrats on your pregnancy. I hope that everything goes smoothly!