I see I have gotten out of the habit of updating this thing! Some of you may be wondering what is going on with me. I know some may be interested in the move. And at least once of you (you know who you are!) is interested in that blanket. So, here we have updates... I will start with the blanket. It's the shortest update:
I have made virtually no progress on the blanket since the last blanket update. My size on the squares has varied a TON and I had to go through and sort the ones out that were just FAR too big and set them aside to redo them. In November I spend almost an entire day just redoing squares while at a dance competition that I refused to compete in. I wanted to go to the event, because those will be few and far between after the move, but I was stressed out that weekend and really just wanted to relax. So that is what I did! I partied and danced with friends at night, and spent Saturday in bed in the hotel room with the competitions on the TV while I crocheted. I might have made a square since then, but I don't remember, I got started on Christmas presents, and then I got focused on knitting socks from a book I got for Christmas. But have no fear! I have NOT given up on the blanket! NO! I will be bringing every single square and every hank of yarn for the blanket with me as we travel across country and then hop a plane over to the island. I intend to have an entire suitcase dedicated to yarn. While leads me to an update on the move...
It is almost upon us. Yikes! And yet, none of it is scheduled yet. I have one last appointment for my medical screening so I can be put on the orders, so we can schedule our move and have our plane tickets booked. Good times. That will happen this Friday and once that is all set we can get that all scheduled. What we are HOPING is to get out things packed and taken away the last week of February. My last day with my kiddos at work will be the 21st... that's right, a week and a half left with my kiddos :( Then I will have that last week to tie up loose ends with work, and clean the house. Eric's last day at his command is Feb 28... then hopefully, March 1, we will be out of here.
From here we go to NJ to say goodbye to his family for probably overnight (I am HOPING to make it at east a full 24 hours.) then up to Syracuse to spend the rest of the week with my family. After that... dance competition!! I have to get one last one in. From there it will be off to Ohio to stay with some of my relatives. Then to Nebraska with some of my other relatives. After that we don't yet know, Oklahoma? Montana? We have relatives in both. Or we could go through Colorado. After that- Las Vegas! Maybe for a couple of days. We will see. Then, there is again the chance that we MIGHT... maybe... take a cruise outta LA. It's a good price. I don't see how we can turn it down, it will be our 4 days to celebrate both of our birthdays which he will be deployed for, plus an early anniversary celebration.
Then we fly to Hawaii... and get started with our new life.
Did I mention our cats are coming across country with us? Four cats. One back seat. We got them a tube thing for the backseat so they can move around and have a litter box... Well... could get interesting... We will see!