Moving Day: Coming Soon

Moving Day: Coming Soon

Well, it’s official. Down to the wire. In 2 weeks I say goodbye to Texas and hello to 1300 miles of driving to my destination in Ohio. New adventures, new opportunities, and well, some negatives too, but I refuse to dwell on them any longer. This week I’ve spent a lot of quality time with the kiddo since I won’t see her for a few weeks, including going to the main park downtown here. She loved going across the bridges and seeing the ducks, and we even managed to get some decent pictures.

Concho River Duckies!
She really had a lot of fun, and asked if I’d take her again this week, and yes, we will definitely be having another “adventure” this week, because it was fun, and good exercise for me! Lots of walking! I’ve managed to lose another 5lbs this month, and feel very accomplished with the small step in the right direction. Also, except for yesterday, I’ve literally had no soda pop or sugary drinks(except my coffee creamer)

David even went with us to the park, and hand fed a duck a pizza crust(I really don’t think they’re supposed to have pizza o.O It was kind of cool to see him feeding it, but I’m never getting close to one. I’ve been chased by those assholes a few times, and geese are jerks! -.-

David walking around the ducks.
Well, on Wednesday I get the headlight on my car ordered from Amazon, and when it comes in get it put on registration sticker taken care of, and then we really prepare to get going. Wednesday is also when I am supposed to be going to Best Buy(that’s all we really have for electronics in this craptastic town) to pick out my new laptop and I’m like, 99% sure I know what I’m getting, but I still feel like I’ll spend a couple of hours boring David while I change my mind another 50 times xD

The one thing I am going to miss are the mild weather days we’ve had around here most of winter. It stays pretty cold up in OH during the winter…meaning my sister-in-law said on average the high is like 40…sooo I’m probably going to freeze to death this coming winter. Still, I’d rather deal with the cold than the 100F+ degree heat we get here during the summer. Also, no evil grass stickers so I might actually be able to enjoy grass without feeling the earth trying to murder my feet. Let’s not forget, as a former equestrian I will be beside myself getting to attend the Equine Affaire this year. I’m probably going to blow money on shit I have no use for just because. Also, I have been trying to coerce David into letting me lease a horse after he finds a decent job. I only say that because it’s still a bit more cost effective for me than buying my own at the moment, but as it’s pretty much the only hobby I’ve ever had that is no relation to the internet or reading, he’s encouraging it while wincing at the cost of the horse industry.

I’m trying to look at all the positives and opportunities moving will bring me, and dwelling less on the negatives of doing so. There really is no sense in letting myself be depressed when I know that in the long run, this is definitely for the better, and I am very much trying to enjoy it and have a positive outlook on it all. I’m glad that, despite it all, everything is already looking more positive, and I really think I’ll be able to even achieve my weight goals once I get away from all this unnecessary stress!


Before I go, I have a recommendation for you all that like YA romance novels. If you haven’t yet, give Julie Kagawa’s “The Iron Fey” series a chance. I was pleasantly surprised that it was pretty decent. Even has a major Shakespearean influence! The first book is called Iron King and I’ve read through all 4 of the books, and I really did enjoy it for a find at our closing media store!

10 thoughts on “Moving Day: Coming Soon

  1. Iโ€™m glad you are looking at this positively ๐Ÿ™‚ When something is for the better, the struggles in between are so worth it.

    Aw I love ducks. I used to take care of them in school. Iโ€™ve never been attacked by one, and when one was mauled by a fox I was never the same again. Iโ€™ve never eaten duck in my life, either.

    About weight goals, I would also be surprised if you didnโ€™t lose some weight from some of the stress too, haha!

    1. I’ve never eaten any bird but turkey and chicken. I’ve no idea why, just a creature of habit and I don’t like trying new foods, lol. I’m NOT food adventurous in the slightest!

      I told hubby I’m not buying any more pants until about 2 months after we move, because stress. I used to be a bad stress eater, now it’s the exact opposite.

  2. That’s great that you’re trying to stay positive! I feel like I can feel all your positive vibes just from reading your post xD

    And I totally agree with you – geese are so scary! To be honest, birds in general scare me LOL There are a lot of pigeons where I work and they aren’t scared of humans at all and sometimes they fly right in front of your face. And I always get paranoid that one of them will poop on me one day aha.

    (Also that’s really cool you were a former equestrian!)

  3. Wishing you the best for the big move. It’s great you were able to spend some quality time with your daughter. I am sure she really loved it. The ducks look so cute. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Maybe if the pizza didn’t contain any meat… haha.

    That’s good you ordered the headlight. ๐Ÿ˜€

    My best friend lives in Texas and I was recently so shocked at the temperatures that you get there throughout the year. Living in Australia, I expected our summer temps would be a lot hotter. But the ones we had during our heatwave are close to your average, arrrh.

    I am glad that you are really trying to focus on the positives. It would be hard when a lot of tings are changing, but in the end it’s all for the best. ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Good luck with the move! Hope everything goes well. It’s great that you’re thinking of the positives now – sure it’ll bring you loads of opportunities.

    Hope you can lease a horse! I went horse riding a few times when I was little but I hated it. I was always scared being so high up, and used to cry when they made me go faster (I was 5). I wish I’d kept going now!

    Good luck choosing a laptop also. It took me ages to pick mine, and I still wasn’t sure when I bought it!

  5. Those ducks are cute, though! ๐Ÿ˜€ I have only seen ducks in real life once when I went to Melbourne last year. Wish there were wild animals in Singapore…

    And I hope you’re settled happily at Ohio (:

  6. I’m sure that by now, you’ve already headed on your journey to Ohio. I hope you have/had a safe trip.

    Our weather has been pretty weird here on the East Coast. Last week, leading up to just this week, we were in the upper-60s and mid-70s. Today, it snowed and the temps are lingering in the teens and single digits.

  7. I’m glad you were able to spend time with your kid before the move. It’s not easy to be separated from your child, for sure! The park and the pond look like it was a lovely place. What a great way to spend time as a family ๐Ÿ™‚

    By now, you’ve probably made it to Ohio or maybe you’re en route there. Whatever the case, I hope it’s going well. Moving is never easy, especially when it’s long distance. Hope Ohio will treat you well, and you will enjoy the area and the people. Keep thinking positive!

  8. LOL your pictures make the river not look as nasty as it really is. XD I agree with you though, geese are jerks! I remember getting chased by them all the time too and my cousin got a big ol slap mark on her legs from one. 0_0

    That is great that you are still losing weight, keep it up! I need to start working on mine again. I’m being so bad! lol

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