267 days left

YES!!! My laptop is working and I have internet access! Its been torture being without these two. I’m just so excited to be able to log on. It’s been 20 days since I’ve logged on and so much has happened. Life is turning around for me, for the better of course. We have moved to our new place, my kids are in new schools, and back to the life we once knew. I decided not to sue my son’s school, but I’m so glad that I don’t have to deal with them…EVER! My kids are excelling in their new schools. I feel at ease and they are happy! My place is still looks like a mess. I’m still trying to figure out where everything will go. In the past 3 years, we had moved 3 times so we had our things in bins for most of the time. Most of our things survived, but some were exposed to the elements and had to be discarded. I’ve connected with old friends and I’ve begun to collect new furniture and appliances. Having our things in boxes and bins has us a bit stressed out. It won’t feel like home until we get everything in its place.

Moving to a new place has giving us a form of comfort and freedom, but it has also giving us a list of things to do. We moved in with hardly any furnishings. We only had the kids’ bunkbeds, our bed, 4 chairs, a bookcase and lots of boxes and bins. We had to spend money on a new refrigerator, toaster, mattresses, tv, etc. It hasn’t been easy. Our first days we didn’t even have electricity. We ate take-out food, and had candles in the rooms. We then discovered that they’re were roaches in the kitchen. Yuck! I freaked out…I had my food in small bins and felt uneasy stocking the kitchen with food. I went out and bought tons of items to kill those pesky roaches. Eventually, I was able to scrub and disinfect the kitchen. We had gotten our apartment keys on the 1st of the month, but I wasn’t able to cook our first home-cooked meal until a week later. I think that being without internet throughout this time has really aided me so much in getting my home organized. I think if I had the internet from the beginning, then I wouldn’t have been so productive. I live closer to family and friends, so I would love to have them visit. If I have a messy home, then I isolate myself from the outside world again.

I thought that procrastination would be my biggest problem with this entire event. The packing, moving, and unpacking went well except for the part of getting sick through it all. I got sick the week I was packing. I got sick the week of unpacking. I’m finally getting better but getting sick can really slow you down. It is one of those unexpected factors that throws your plans out the window. I have so many things in my head that need to be taken care of but so little time. It’s so tempting to ignore it all and just take a nap, but I’m so afraid to be the same person I used to be…a procrastinator. So tempting! I’m trying so hard to keep myself from falling into those nasty habits of putting things off. I’m making lists, and making sure that the kids and my husband help out. I think I used to take on too much responsibility and now with the extra help life is becoming easier.

TODAY’S LESSONS:

* Finish making my to do lists.

* Keep asking for help.

* Get enough sleep, so I don’t get sick again.

* Don’t procrastinate!

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