So, it's been a while since I updated here. Hm. It's been a while since I updated anywhere, for that matter.
Life is really busy and stressful right now, but it's manageable... mostly because the end is in sight.
I have 2-3 more days of hard-core paper school work. Then I'll be able to breeze through to next Monday, my last day.
My brother is getting married this Saturday; so once my papers are turned in, all of my time and energy will be dedicated to that.
The following week: B's graduation and (hopefully) graduation party.
The week after that: Christmas.
But then... as soon as Christmas is over... when everyone else will be winding down and getting ready for the New Year... when Christmas lights are coming down and resolutions are going up... we will be frantically (and excitedly) packing up our home for The Big Move.
THAT is the week I am looking forward to.
Right now, my house sits in TOTAL disarray, giving hardly a nod to the order and cleanliness I was able to maintain this summer. It's overrun with dirty clothes (a total of 6 baskets) dirty dishes (now where did I put my counter tops again?) and I don't even want to TELL you the last time I swept or mopped my floors (mainly because I can't remember).
(How's THAT for a run-on sentence?)
And at this moment, there is quite literally nothing I can do about it... because if I have a spare moment, then it is spent on schoolwork, wedding preps, graduation plans, and Christmas shopping.
But the week after Christmas... the week in which all other commitments fade into the past... I will get to focus 100% of my time and energy on my home. And it won't just be to clean or organize. Oh no. It will be to pack and plan for the great adventure upon which we are about to embark. I'm just a little excited, can you tell?
So, for now, I'm just biding my time, keeping my head down, and pressing through. Because in less than 3 weeks... exactly 17 days... all of the stress and the worry and the out-of-the-home work will be completely completed. And I will be, quite literally, home free!
That's what I'm clinging to in these last few stressful days of the semester.
And it's very exciting.