the one where she cracks

oops, i almost forgot… it’s haiku friday…

since i’m getting this up so late and a tad frazzled we’ll have to get back to the competition next week… but i will add my haiku.

overwhelmed from move

much to do in little time

she has come undone



i’m pretty sure those egg innards don’t just represent my brain. right now it feels like it is pretty much all of me pouring leaking out of that shell.

oh, and if you’re wondering what today’s holiday is. it’s stay home from work because you’re well day. and obviously i’m not celebrating.

if only i were truly computer savvy

i could celebrate today’s holiday so much better, but i don’t know how to link an electronic greeting card from my blog. if i did my greeting would go something like “hello cyberpals! let’s celebrate nov. 29 because after this post only one more nablopomo post to go” and maybe it would have this cartoon with it.


however, what i do know is how to link to electronic greeting card websites – so, we’ll start there.

the next step is to click one of the links or use another ecard site and send one to a friend… after all, it is electronic greetings day.

what to do, what to do?

okay, once again i’m gonna drag out my handy dandy to do list… and no matter how it appears, i’m not dragging it out as evidence of the little i have gotten done. it’s for a comparison. i made this list when we first found out we were moving, way back when we were still going in july. bh has recently made his own version of our to do list.

here’s my take on it –

  1. get passports for me, tb, lb and ff.
  2. visas – paperwork complete
  3. figure out what to take and what not to take.
  4. sell a bunch of our stuff.
  5. find homes for the dogs. (we’ve got three, anyone want one?)
  6. get the house ready to sell – again. (it should be easier this time.)
  7. find a realtor.
  8. sell the house.
  9. get answers to our questions.
  10. find a school for the kids.
  11. find a place to live.
  12. pack.
  13. spend countless hours on the internet researching things i’m not sure about.

and now here’s what he came up with

  1. Get letter from work for kids’ school
  2. Get third Hepatitis shot
  3. Start family immunizations
  4. Meet with hr guy about compensation
  5. Take pictures of items to sell for Craig’s List
  6. Agree on prices for selling items
  7. Have kids clean out rooms for anything they want to sell
  8. Register kids for school
  9. Put large items on Craig’s List
  10. Advertise for garage sale
  11. Get a realtor in CO
  12. Book flight to Thailand for house-hunting
  13. Begin to practice Thai language
  14. Clean up back yard
  15. Replace carpet
  16. Put house on market
  17. Clean house for showing
  18. Tag merchandise for garage sale
  19. Hold garage sale
  20. Replace closet doors
  21. Fix ceiling fan in bedroom
  22. Fix ceiling fan in study
  23. Pull kids out of school in Colorado
  24. Visit doctor for sleep apnea referral
  25. Visit Chiang Mai and look for houses
  26. Clean cars out to prepare them to sell
  27. Visit specialist for sleep apnea test
  28. Sell her van
  29. Sell my van
  30. Change addresses
  31. Pack
  32. Get three month supply of medications
  33. Book flights to Thailand for family
  34. Ship items
  35. Attend multi-cultural classes
  36. Complete family vaccinations
  37. Sell house
  38. Get work visas

this just goes to show bh is an overachiever.

**updated to show the amazing progress that has been made on bh’s list.

no holiday day

today is one of the days with no holiday to celebrate. that’s right, no holiday. but i still have plenty to write about – because we’re moving in january; bh is home this week – yay – and we’re planning a garage sale for this weekend. well, i’ll be having the garage sale, but bh will be doing most of the work. his boss is letting him have a good deal of time off this week; that means he’ll be home during the day to get stuff ready and i’ll be at work. and because i have been so very, very lazy busy there’s alot for him to do. i feel really guilty about this, mainly because i have no excuse. and what did i get done on what should have been an extremely productive sunday afternoon? nada, nothing, that’s right – absolutely zilch. oh, but lay in bed with my leg iced and elevated.

i was headed out the door late saturday night to pick up bh from the airport. he’d missed his flight that morning and then was on standby for the next flight, but wasn’t able to get on that one; finally, he got on a flight and arrived 12 hours after he was originally supposed to be here. i only tell you this so you understand where the responsibility for all of this lies – i’m sure you will agree, it’s all bh’s fault. anyway, i was headed out the door and tripped over a cornice board. i know, i know, a cornice board doesn’t belong on the floor and i assure you that isn’t where i left it. i left it leaning against the wall. see, we got new windows 3 months ago so we had to get everything out of the way and i haven’t managed to get this one last cornice board back up. (i believe i mentioned that lately i’ve been suffering from a debilitating case of laziness – one that might only be cured by cattle prod.) apparently, the offending cornice board had been knocked over and not picked up. so, i tripped over it and went down hard on my left knee. now, it’s about the size of a small melon and sore. and has rendered me completely useless all day. (i think bh believes i’m faking it – he sees no swelling, just me, being lazy – again.) tomorrow i have to go to work – but i have given my notice…

my last day of work is december 12… woo hoo!

that leaves bh here alone during the day to sort and price and work, work, work. he’s so good, he’s amazing and will accomplish amazing feats this week. then the pressure is on me to sell, sell, sell… i’m actually hoping that the first person who comes in makes an astonishing offer for everything – the house and all the junk wonderful treasures inside. it could happen, no, really, it could.

oh yeah, and the day after i quit work guess what i’m doing? no, guess.

i get to go to thailand. i’ll have the opportunity to visit before we move – even if it is really only weeks before we move. it still counts.

international aura awareness day

yeah, it’s another holiday that can be all about me. but to be honest – i’m getting really tired of holidays. only a few more days in this month and i’m so close to a successful nablopomo that i.must.keep.going, i.can.not.stop. but i think it’s only fair to tell you that there are two days back to back this week that have no holiday. i will blog those days, i am committed and i can’t just phone it in so i’m gonna get to blog about what i want to without any limitations. i’ll probably blog about the progress of my transplantation. but for now, i’m gonna skool you about my aura*.

my aura. i think possibly definitely it’s passive aggressive. this might not be good for something as delicate as an aura, but it’s the truth and i couldn’t hide it if i wanted to. i know my aura is optimistic. there’s no such thing as a glass half full, it’s always a glass with more than enough to drink in it. it’s thin. that’s right i have a very thin aura. my aura can eat everything and not gain a pound. i wish i looked like my aura. but to love my aura is to love me, so it’s all good.

i also have another kind of aura**. migraine auras. i see things, sparkling, flashing lights in my eyes… this has happened for a long time. the doctor is the one that told me they were migraine auras. i didn’t get it. i’d never had a migraine – just auras. if only it had stayed that way.

*i don’t really believe in the new age aura kind of thing, it’s sort of like the tooth fairy and the easter bunny without the money or chocolate.

**but i do believe in the migraine aura kind of thing.

you’re most welcome

we’ll start with last weeks winner… how bout we all raise a great big glass of wine and toast wineymomma for her very deep haiku in honor of tolerance day… 

tolerance is a
walk down the center of a
busy four lane road.

and, if you haven’t figured it out yet – it’s haiku friday.  and while that alone is enough to make me want to haiku there’s even more.  it’s also you’re welcome day. so here’s a haiku to celebrate…

for all that i’ve done
even though you did not ask
you are most welcome

blinker was not on
but still i let you over
you are most welcome

you were short on cash
i bought you chocolate milk
you are most welcome

you were watching toons
i made the beds for you all
you are most welcome

wouldn’t let me on plane
i chose not to scream at you
you are most welcome

loud motorcycle
way too early, no police
you are most welcome

paid for car window
even though we di’nt break it
you are most welcome

tb spent the night
brought home a bug; we’re not mad
you are most welcome

mom and dad i chose
not to live with you always
you are most welcome

who deserves a great big you’re welcome from you?  and, of course, if you need haiku help look here.