Saturday, July 30, 2011

April's Inferno

Dante has nothing on me! Cory starts medical school tomorrow (the fancy white coat ceremony to endear you to the idea of it all) and then whoosh, it's 10 years down the road and we're finally hunting for a real job. I'll be telling Dante a thing or two about the levels of Hades.
I'm really nervous to start this whole adventure, but who knows it could be fun. After all we're met our neighbors (they helped us move all of our junk in; it was much appreciated) and our landlord is pretty chill for being a retired mr. fix-it man. St. Louis is really different from happy valley, but the people seem really friendly for the most part. So all in all it hasn't been too bad the past few days. The family leaves Idaho bound bright and early Monday morning, and then it's back to just me and Jordyn. The only problem is that we don't have a routine here, and I stink at making new ones. Plus she crawls these days.
Other than that, I realized just how good some (or a lot) of distance was from good ole' eastern Tennessee. I'm really gonna miss those beautiful (minue NE) 2,000 miles between me and mi familia. Good to see them, and good to be far from them.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Last Night in Idaho

I feel like that should be a lyric in a song. Well, tomorrow we ship off again to the land down under, o.k. really it's just Provo and there isn't anything actually Australian about it but it is south of Idaho Falls. And, it's 11 o'clock at night. I know that for some that means the night is just starting, but for oldies like me that's quite a late night.

Tomorrow Cory has a physical in Provo, and then shoooo, we're off into the hilly Wyoming and the bland Nebraska with only the computerized voice of out GPS for comfort on our grand adventure. It's really quite lucky that I have only 3 followers seeing as I usually write right before bed, or if I'm in a strange writing/blabbing mood. That way there's only 3 people who know how weird I really am.

Today instead of resting from my labors like I should have I did homework. I'm not crazy about doing homework on Sundays, and I really try and avoid it, but I just felt like I had to work on it if it was going to get done on time. So my blah mood is affecting my writing tonight, I sincerely apologize.

So as far as writing goes I've completed 2 first drafts of 2 different stories, and started doodling with a third one. I also am dying to write a poem about Cory's parent's back door. It's this great old piece of wood that usually has a faded sheet/pillow case covering a small rectangular window. It has loads of personality from the chipping layers of paint to its surrounds in the kitchen. I really want to crank it out in something I'm writing. A poem would rock, but maybe I'll put it in a short story I'm working on.

Speaking of writing, I really need to get better at posting what I'm working on for those out there who care about what I'm working on. I'll try to get on that when we finally settle back down from our grand adventures across the U.S. of A

Well, goodbye Jello Belt, hello Bible Belt!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Packing: Day 3

Well we finished packing and cleaning today. We also took the car in for a fluids check and a large check later we have 2 new tires and clean transmission fluid. We also went to the Owls v Chuckars game tonight in Orem. Owls won., in case you were wondering.

Tomorrow we have a little league pool party, and then we're going up to Idaho for a couple days, then back to Provo on Monday, and off to Tennessee on Tuesday. It sure is coming up fast. But seeing as all of my friends have moved I'm not too sad about moving yet. I'm sure once I get there it will hit me and I'll panic some.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Packing: Day 2

Ugh. I hate packing. But on the plus side it usually means change, and unpacking is like Christmas, only you don't get anything that you don't want because it's already yours and you know what you have.

I am excited to be done packing, and to decorate our new place. In fact I'm excited to know what the new place looks like. Out of all the apartments we've lived in since we were married, and my single's apt at BYU-I for that matter, I didn't get to see until I moved in. I put in a request that I at least get to pick out my first house!

Other than that I completed a translation assignment today. It's a poem about the gods making people from corn. It's creepy cool though. I kind of like it. I'll try to post it later on my other blog.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Packing: Day 1

First I should admit that Cory worked way harder on packing our house today than I did. I cashed out halfway through to work on my homework. I finished The Help and I must say that I enjoyed it (as much as I enjoy most things that are contemporary). It was a tad bit long winded, it should have ended at least 50 pages before it did, but it was written pretty well and paced well to mimic the south. The story wasn't terribly predictable, some part better than other, but overall I say it's worth the read for sure.

Well our house looks like it exploded. Cory thinks that we're half way finished packing, but I don't think that's the case. I think that we've done the skim packing round. What I mean by this is that we've pulled all of the easy packing stuff out and put it in boxes, and the real packing starts tomorrow. But that's how moving works I suppose. So tomorrow we begin packing for reals.

Monday, July 4, 2011

July 4th 2011

We had a great day today. Cory and most of the family went to see the hot air balloons far too early this morning. Following that we went to the Provo parade, had lunch, let Jordyn nap, visited with Haskins, and explored freedom days. I'd say and all it was a lovely day

Camille and I both left the festival with new feather extensions. I have to admit that I love mine. It's simple, like everything else I like, it's skinny and white with brown spots. Camille's are similar.

We also talked to a lady about foster care. We've batted the idea around for a while. I would love to get into foster care, but I suppose we'll just have to see what the cards hold for us later on.

Tomorrow marks the beginning of all the craziness! We start packing, and running a million errands before we leave dear Provo behind forever, or at least until one of our children comes here for college!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Writer's Block

So it's been a few days since I wrote last. Since then we've been playing in Idaho. We went up to camp Little Lemhi tonight to see the camp fire program they do each week for the scouts who are leaving. They had a delightful skit where 2 boys did a rendition of Romeo and Juliet with a Dr. Seuss spin. It was really cute. Then yesterday we went swimming with Karin and part of the kids.

It's been great just being able to hang out with friends and family here in Idaho. I don't think that I'd realized how much I've grown to love Idaho until now. It's been my home for the last 6 years, and despite my best attempts to hate it in the beginning, I really like it here (minus the snow, of course!) I'm glad that I have a piece of Idaho to take with me, and plenty of reason to come visit again and again.

Other than that I've been writing like a crazy person. I've finished 1 short story this week, and I'm working on finishing #2 for the week. I love that I'm really writing. I love that I'm making time for it, and that I've got something to write. I think that was part of the reason I've put it off for so long. I think I was afraid that if I finished the few projects I had that I wouldn't have anything else to write, but I'm happy to report that is not even close to the case. I don't have enough time to write what I have swimming around in my mind. Well, back to writing I go!