Yesterday I finished getting everything out of the old house and cleaning. I don't intend to walk back into that house again, other than to put the keys on the counter. We still need to get a few things from the yard, and I'm kinda irked that Bill can't do it himself since I basically did 98% of the house all by myself, but whatever... I just want it done. It's taken way too long to get it over with.
I don't know if I've ever mentioned this, but I've never been the best housekeeper. And 6 years of not being a very good housekeeper.... well, we'll say that after cleaning up the old house, I'm determined to be borderline OCD about the new house and cleanliness. That's my oath. I will keep this house clean and organized. I'm going to go all Fly Lady and stuff. I have already been driving the girls nuts with my constant barking at them to pick up their socks and put their dishes in the sink. No eating on the couch. Keep the doors shut. All that jazz.
Next weekend is Olivia's birthday party (10 years old. How can it be that she's hitting double digits already?) and we're having a little housewarming at the same time. After that, I'm going to start working on painting. Little by little. I want the main living area done in time to decorate for Christmas, if possible. We'll see.
I'm trying to get back into reading my blogs again. I miss you people. =)
I also have the first half-marathon of what I think of as "marathon season" in 4 weeks. There are no marathons in the summer here, it's just too hot, so after April, there's about a 6 month break. Which means I've been a total bum for almost 6 months. I started my training weeks ago, but have let it lapse with all the moving business. Now I need to get back on it. I've trained for halves in less time, but this one is one of the toughest ones I've done. And I've been having hip pain lately.... I'm hoping getting back into moving more and some yoga will take care of that. Hips are pretty important for walking. I don't want to go to the doctor, so I really do hope it sorts itself out. Next month I begin training for my double half marathons on New Year's Eve/Day, which means A LOT of walking through the end of the year. I need new shoes. =)
Speaking of new shoes, maybe that's contributing to the hip problems. Definitely getting new shoes ASAP.