What does "T" mean anyway?
Today I am fever-free. I'm still hacking and coughing like a lifelong smoker, but generally feeling tons better.
The reality of our time-crunch has hit me. On Saturday I will be driving away from our Frozen North home with a vanful and uterus-ful of kids. A week and a half later Danny will join us halfway to our new base.
There are people I wanted to say good-bye to in person Sunday, but couldn't due to being so sick. Every time I think about calling these people I start to cry. Even though I am VERY excited about the location and weather of our new base, I am very sad to leave the wonderful people here. Last night I got an email from a friend that left me bawling. Now I understand how my children feel when they refuse to say goodbye to visiting grandparents. They figure if they don't say goodbye, they won't leave or it won't be over.
I ran into another friend today at the commissary. By the way, how is it I always find myself grocery shopping on payday? Anyhow, I digress. This is another friend I will greatly miss. My only hope is the military will bring our families near again.
When Danny joined the military, I was very worried about how I would cope so far away from family. Now after being here five years, I am worried about how painful it will be every time we have to move and separate friendships. Does it get easier? Or does my address book just get fatter?
So, anyways, I have quite a to-do list before I leave.
1. sew and stuff four travel kits for the kids
2. clean out the van which means: de-Cheerio and de-French fry it and make it basically not smell like a hamster cage
3. find out the best way to travel with the hamster and if hotels will allow her in
4. collect the ice cream tubs from the playroom to use as puke bowls in the van
5. attach the travel dvd players to the seats
6. install the carseats with the 5-point harnesses -- so kids can sleep easier in the van without stiff necks
7. pack all the kids clothes and mine
8. prepare snacks for the road
9. see OB on Thursday and try not cry about leaving the best OB in the world
10. prepare Pookie's snack bucket for class
11. pick up Pookie's school records and workbooks and explain there's not going to be a transfering school
12. pray the van will make it to Utah and then to California
13. remember to bring ducky towels and beaded socks for people awaiting them in Utah
I'm wasting time writing this list. haha I'm sure there's tons more things. But Danny's list is probably longer. And I'm so glad he's home. SO glad.
But the number one thing I keep thinking about is the cloth diapering post. Funny huh? So, if I find myself procrastinating more, it will be to add a little to that post.
P.S. Three-eighths of my pregnancy is done.