but now, here we are about halfway through week two and it feels like it's all coming down. sigh. i love my kids, but man, are they a handful! several, in fact. it doesn't help that they're all so close in age and only one can really do everything for himself. i'm going to make it, i am, but i swear, by the time june 8th rolls around it will probably be just about all anyone can do to keep me here long enough to help load the truck. it's finally hitting me just how much stuff has to be packed or junked.
which is the other thing. the best part about moving, for me, is the purging. the throwing things away. getting to the things you keep saying "at some point we'll get rid of that." and while it's great to be doing it, it sure draws the packing process out because you can't just throw everything you see in a box. at least, i can't. if i'm going to go through the energy of packing it up and making sure there's space for it in my new place, i want to make sure i actually want to keep it. and there's so much stuff i don't want to keep! so much.
anyhoo, on a different note, for some reason i keep expecting it to warm up, and mother nature doesn't seem to be getting the memo. monday it started to rain, which is typical weather, but then i started to hail. it was decent sized hail too. so, i took a picture, because you know, it was kind of fun.
so then i sent the picture to my friend carolyn and she responded, "the calendar says spring. does medford weather know that?"
and i kid you not, less than 30 seconds after she texted that, it got worse. a lot worse. pea-sized and quite fast. it covered the road in just a couple minutes.
don't worry, i wasn't out there very long, plus i was at the end of a killer workout, so i was pretty toasty. but you can see how big it was.
anyhoo, it's not much better in reno. paul said it snowed there the day it hailed here. so i'm going to colder and hotter. what a win, hahaha.
well, wish me luck and maybe throw up a prayer or two that i and all my kids make it out of these next 7+ weeks alive, haha.