Well, here we are on a Thursday. Two days away from getting to see our Little Roo. I can hardly believe it. Way back in March we told everyone – this weekend and the following weekend is SACRED and spoken for. Nearly everything thing on earth has tried to steal the two weekends away, but we are going to spend some time with them in the next week. We have to work. We don’t have a lot of PTO time to spare but we are taking one day next week to be with them and we get to see them on the weekends.
We pick them up from the airport and I think we may be taking them too the following Saturday on our way to do our beloved get together, also planned since March with some of our friends. We will be doing birthdays and Christmasing with Don and Lisa and family. We have not seen them since – I think 2019. I think Covid hit before we were given a chance to see them last year. We have kept in touch about every other Friday or so. I am so excited to see them. And that is the following weekend.
Payroll is going well. I’m a little behind my normal pace as the holiday Monday made it a short week, and it has been crazy busy on top of it. As you know we made multiple trips over the holiday weekend doing Mom’s move. So there was no time at home to do things. Somehow each morning I rebooted the laundry but yesterday I folded 3 loads and got them to our rooms. Still haven’t put them in the drawers yet. Since I’ve also worked 10 or so hours the last two days and had a trip to urgent care, I’ve had little time since to get anything done. But I did get some ironing done so I have pants to wear to work today!
Looking back we probably should just have paid someone the 17,000 dollars to just go and do this pack and move so Goerge didn’t have to worry about the logistics of it all. It was getting complicated as George and I discussed things the last two days. Running out of storage, and out of time. But he has been glad to do all of this planning for Mom. And I love him for it. I sure hope she appreciates what he is doing. He asked me to see about getting more storage as the two units we have are full. There is still a household full of furniture to move. I was able to score that. A bigger unit coming open on the 19th, the exact day we need it. I took it. Even if we have to pay for it ourselves. We have to have a place to put all this stuff.
I’m all over the place this morning, but it’s only fitting to write that way as my life has also been that way. So welcome to my world.
Back to the Urgent Care. I had a place on my back that was bothering me. I wasn’t sure exactly what was going on. It seemed to be more than just a cyst, or a bump, but was acting more like a spider bite. It was red, puffy, and getting infected. It was painful all weekend but I didn’t have time for urgent care. Tuesday was payroll day but I went in at 6:30 so I could get two days of work done in one and see if I had time for Urgent care to. I rushed through and got done and had to go to three Urgent cares to be accepted. One wasn’t taking any more patients and had changed their hours from what google said, another was closed for good, and I drove across town to the 3rd one, waited an hour and a half and got antibiotics. It had developed into cellulitis, I think she said, which can be dangerous and get in bloodstream if not treated. The spot is really very very sore. It almost hurts to move. I think it is better, but honestly not much better, but I’m only 3 pills in on the antibiotics. I have to go back tomorrow.
So….back to the move. George made an excel sheet of everything that still had to be moved. He panicked when he realized that it would not all fit in two to three u-haul trips, even if he got a big truck. He realized we needed more time. More weekends. But we can’t do these next two weekends as we are not giving up our time with River. So We called Mom last night to see if she would call the realtor and ask for the last weekend in June, just two more days of possession, which we would pay $25 per day for, as per contract, which George and I would gladly pay as it’s not Mom’s fault we want to see our grandson this weekend. However, Mom did not want to make the call to ask for the extra two days. She said she didn’t want to but George could call. George is not sure his request would be honored as it wasn’t his contract. But he said he would try. So we’ll see what happens. To be honest I’m still wrapping my head around all this as George has worked so hard to make this all work out. If the realtor won’t accept George’s request I think we have no choice but to take unplanned time off work that week to get it done. SMH!
George was taking a PTO day soon to get some personal things done but decided to rush through and get the morning errands done and spend the day getting a load in to help the situation.
I keep talking about patience in this entry because I’m afraid I need it. My calendar even said I did! lol I think we are all exhausted to the point we are not helping each other but hurting each other. A divided situation cannot stand but will fall like a house of cards. So everyone needs to stay strong, quit being selfish, contribute, love one another and get this thing DONE! We are all exhausted to the point of combustion. And it is a good thing we have two weekends away from this move. As of today I’m moving my focus on things here and away from all things that are making me feel negative feelings and negative energy and looking towards the positive.
We should all be grateful for what we have and for what others are willing to do for us. And we should all expel the negative energy that is building up and enjoy our days to come and not make it harder than it has to be. I get all caught up in negative energy and it takes me a minute to realize when I’m getting all caught up in it. So I’m going to be having to focus on the positive so that I can be positive minded.
I don’t want to be the miserable cow that I woke up to this morning. I went to bed on my anger I’m afraid over something that happened yesterday. I don’t want to be consumed by anger. I refuse to let someone control me in that way. I want to be consumed by God’s spirit. So I prayed to God this morning to take over a few things. You give and give of yourself and……..sometimes you just need to recoil, rethink, rejuvy and if that doesn’t work, just give it to God. I’m done as they say.