Wednesday, May 18, 2011

a little crazy

Things have gotten way out of hand at our house- or houses- I don't even know anymore! The selling of our current house and the purchase of our new house have become very messy. Agreements have been signed, cancelled and signed again. There have been lots of phone calls and emails. There has been a lot of confusion.
The good news is that we don't have to move until late July and we can move straight away into the new house! And we don't have to deal with Ellie's room quite yet...

I feel like my life is a constant stream of emails and paperwork. We received a packet of information from an autism clinic we want to take Max to the other day. All the paperwork needs to be filled out and returned- along with a lot of other papers I need to collect from various people and places- before Max can be put on the 6-9 months waiting list. That's right. Six to Nine freakin' months. When someone is just two- that's a huge chunk of time. I worked on 'the novel' for at least an hour today and don't have much to show for it. The questions are very redundant and tedious, and I'm starting to wonder if it's really some sort of mental and emotional evaluation for me...

It all seems to be good stuff but stressful nonetheless.

We started getting cookbook orders almost immediately after my post the other day- SO AMAZING!! THANK YOU EVERYONE!! But, it's been one huge gigantic logistical nightmare. Putting together the book was pretty much like a part time job. Getting the order sheet completed took at least a bottle of wine (over time- not all at once...). Don't even get me started on our problems with the donate button...
I am not a technical person. That's a bit of an understatement... So all of these issues are very time consuming and frustrating for me. I have a nursing degree that is pretty much collecting dust- maybe I should have gone to school for computers (see- I know so little about computers that I don't even know what I degree in them is called!).

And I had to get a new cell phone and somehow ended up with a smart phone. I've mastered how to answer a phone call but the whole texting thing is still a little shaky.

I haven't been blogging a lot lately. There's just too much going on. My mind is too cluttered and I can't think well enough to produce a cohesive thought- forget writing it!

Plus, I miss my girl. A lot.


Remembering May 18th, 2010

This thing (that Ellie is laying on) was a small miracle for us. I wished we'd had it when Max was a wee one. It allowed Ellie to sleep without throwing up everything she had eaten in the last 8 hours....

Typical Ellie- Playing with her toes!

Ellie Bellie, I miss you little Peanut. I miss bare bellies and chubby toes. I miss giggles and little smiles. I love you!!


New Year Mum said...

So sorry that your move has been difficult and the waiting list so long. I would love to buy one of Ellie's books... do you ship to Australia ? Your darling Ellie is so gorgeous... love to you both xoxo

Natasha said...

So sorry the move is getting so hectic! Moving is the worst anyway but it sounds like you guys have a lot going on.

You have me over here cracking up about going to school for computers and what the degree would be called- HA! Me too!

I hope everything gets easier with the cookbooks! I will definitely be getting one as well but maybe I'll wait to not add to your pile of work right now :)

Let me know if you need anything! Ellie's pics are beautiful as always!

Sending my love!!!


Deanna said...

sounds like you've got your hands full! thinking of you and hoping things calm down soon. I hope that you have found some mommy alone time to relax, if even just for a few minutes. ((hugs))

ccc said...

I know what you mean about filling out paperwork!!
Thankfully (for some reason) it's almost non-existent now that Ben is getting special ed services at the public school. They do all the necessary evaluations and paperwork and give me copies.
Take care of yourself during all this stress. I know that it's easier said than done. I, too, have not forgotten and plan on buying cookbooks for myself and as gifts--I'll do it after our vacation.

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