Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Nifty Bloggy Bits and The Many Travels of the Furious Five

I saw this word cloud over at Not Too Sticky's and I am using it today. You can make one from your blog, too, over at Wordle. Pretty neat, huh?

I am feeling out of it this week because so much is happening in real life. Instigating a lot of drama: We had a family come through to take look at our house. They seemed to love it and they are a great family, so it has brought up all these feelings about the house, about moving, about all my beloved friends and neighbors.... And then there is the reality of the continual planning, organizing, packing, and fretting over what kind of house we will find in England when go over. And don't forget the trip to the British Virgin Islands in two weeks. I still need to make all the schedules, permission slips, medical releases, etc for my parents, who are graciously watching the kids while we sail our way through the islands. Heaven!

But wait, the Furious Five can't be stopped! In a fit of guilt-driven hubris, I demanded that we take the kids to Disney World as a "thanks in advance for moving overseas with your parents and not turning into little hooligans while there" present. This trip was supposed to happen over Spring Break, but I somehow messed up the dates for the hotel... and we are now going two weeks after Daddy-007 and I get back from the BVI. Interesting!

Which leaves the trip to England in mid-April which is our 6-day window to finding a house that our entire two years of living happily hinges on (in my opinion it ALL boils down to the house and 'hood). Pressure!

So, I've got a million things going on in my ADD-addled brain at any given moment, but none of the attention span or desire to spew out my anxieties here at the Bitchin' Club. Believe me, though, when I say to you: There will be some great blog fodder over the next two months. :) You might get a whole lot of fluff in between, though. Thanks for bearing with me and understanding if some days I respond to comments and visit your blogs and some days I am nowhere to be found.

And, yes, as my mother is so willing to tell me (and I am already keenly aware of without the reminder): Sheesh, we should all be lucky enough to have these kinds of problems.

24 comments:

  1. Although your mother has a point, don't you just hate it when they're right?

    Sounds stressful - yet relaxing (BVI)... As for finding a house in 6 days... mmmm.. .start looking on the Internet first. And remember, it's probably important to go for the right 'hood, which means good schools (you have to live in the catchment area in order to get a place), and good neighbours...

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  2. Holy cow! That's a bunch of trips in like two months! You guys are gonna be soo "bonded!" Hopefully it will be the good bonded and not the over-bonded, or god forbid, bonded OUT! :-P

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  3. Hilarious......... ;)

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  4. That's a lotta packing in a short span of time! Um... you DID get your passport renewed... right????

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  5. Tony@thatoneparticualarharbor8:39 AM, February 18, 2009

    My dear. Take your forefinger and your thumb. Cross the forefinger over the thumb and move it back and forth. The sound? It is the worlds smallest violin playing the worlds saddest song. I gladly will go to the BVI and drink with Zeus. After which I will take my kids & yours to Disney World. No problem. It would free up time for you to find a place in England & It would get me out of being the Schmuck Dad award for spring break. " but all our friends are going somewhere for spring break." ( no job, no BVI, no Disney = Schmuck Dad.) but I digress. You are still my very favorite bitching wife. I just had to agree with MOM.

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  6. Umm Disney World!? Hello. Let me know if you want pictures :)

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  7. You are going to need a vacation from your vacations when all that is said and done!

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  8. I am looking constantly on the internet at properties and reading Ofstead reports.... I will be as prepared as possible for arriving. I still feel like there is too much left to chance, though, and it will all depend on what happens to be available during those 6 days. Yikes!

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  9. I know. I should've posted this one on Secret Spineless Whine. http://secretspinelesswhine.blogspot.com It would've been perfect.

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  10. That is how I feel. I am exhausted just thinking about these trips.

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  11. I knew you lived in FL, but you live in Orlando? I am going to be totally obnoxious with my camera the whole time we are there.... and will probably STILL not get one photo half as good as yours. Sigh. Thanks for the offer-- I'll be in touch. :)

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  12. The passport is renewed and in a safe place. At least I think it is. I better go check it again. =-O

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  13. But that's why they call it a VACATION....Don't worry about us bloggers. The furious five should enjoy themselves, sans computers, blogs, & bitching.

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  14. two questions.
    1) can i got to disney with you?
    2) will you come over to my blog and answer my questions?

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  15. have i mentioned how stinking jealous that you are going to england? i sooo wanna go.

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  16. Nicole @ Sanity Check3:47 PM, February 18, 2009

    I wish I had your issues!!! I dont think I would be thrilled to move to England. I would miss my family too much. That would be the only thing holding us back!

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  17. Christ I hate moving. Sorry that I ever mentioned my blog, hell yes. But I must say "Vern" is sorrier since I just busted him for his new girlfriend to read all about. Surely, I am going to hell.

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  18. Mary @ Holy Mackerel7:59 PM, February 18, 2009

    OMG, I am SO jealous. I want to be your BFF. Please?

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  19. Now you do remember our little convo via email right??? LOL!!!! I am sooo coming with you and being the nanny! lol :-D

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  20. Now THAT'S busy! Yikes, Amy!!
    Pearl

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  21. Don't let your vacation planning stress you. Have fun and enjoy every minute.

    Hugs and Mocha,
    Stesha

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  22. Aha! Ya thought you could get away with not allowing comments on that post up there? Well, I'm too smart for that so here I am! And my comment is: "OMG Amy! I can see your boob!"

    Hee hee hee!

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  23. Wait a minute...Amy, you have ADD? Me too! Me too! Oh well no wonder! Okay, so that's why I keep on coming back here!

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