Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Another Step Closer to Moving

I gave my resignation yesterday. My final day at work is July 27th. I can't believe that in a little over a month I will be moving. I am starting to freak out. There are so many thoughts flying threw my brain about this move.

I can't wait to get into a house that I can actually decorate and make my own.

I can't wait to be THE mom of the house and not a daughter with a son.

I can't wait to be able to go grocery shopping and not worry about Munchkin's snacks disappearing before he gets to eat them.

I can't wait to display what a wonderful wife I will make LD.

I can't wait to actually feel grown up and not dependent on my parents.

I can't wait to be able to go to bed and turn over to tell LD good night in person every evening.


I don't want to have to look for a new job.

I don't want to have to make new friends.

I don't want to have to drive 10 minutes just to visit a neighbor.

I don't want to have to either shop on line, wait until I am back in St. Louis, or buy all my stuff at Wal-mart.

I don't want to have to prove to people that I can live in the country. I am tougher than I look.

I don't want to worry about Munchkin fitting in and making new friends.

I don't want to worry about a Tornado flying through our area and not knowing it until it is too late. (I have a huge fear of Tornadoes and there are no sirens there to warn us. One of my necessary purchases before moving will be a weather alert radio.)

I don't want to have to live in a house full of tension with The Joes.

All of this stuff is giving me mixed feelings about the move. At times I just want to tell LD that I am not coming, but I promised I would give it a try for a year. I hope it works and I can handle all the change because if I can't our long distance bill will be sky high and I will be on the Internet all the freaking time. I will probably also be making multiple trips home to visit St. Louis and remind myself that there is civilization out there and to visit Target, of course.


Lisa said...

Gah. Maybe we can get something together before you leave. A "last hurrah" for ya of sorts. Let me know what dates you are free (July-ish) and we can go from there.

Lisa said...

P.S. Our conversation about mancrafts sparked some inspiration for a post.... Its up now if you are interested. (My dad is an avid mancrafter.) :-)

tiffany said...

what an exciting time.
oh, and the weather-radio-thing?
get it.
otherwise, i'll have to worry about you too. i'm DEATHLY afraid of tornadoes. in fact, i may have to take a xanax just thinking about this.

Dana said...

I am so going to be watching how this unfolds instead of watching television. I think you'll do well. Tell Mrs. Joe that you're the boss. Like Kelis.

Mmm. Last hurrah martinis.

weatherchazer said...

Target...I always have to drive a distance to get to one. Well, worth it. You'll do fine with the move. The country isn't bad (& I've lived in the city and the country and currently reside in the latter). you'll do great!