Monthly Archives: February 2017

25 days to go…

WOW!!! Just 25 days…25 days and the kids and I will be on our way to South Carolina.  Exciting times!!! Stressful too!!! In just 16 days we should be closing in a house (if everything goes according to plan)…and in 25 days we will listing our house in Mississippi (hoping for a quick sale).  The rush is not something I love, this hurries up and wait game is not made for me.  I just want to grab everything and move, but then I remember that I do have really good seats to see Bon Jovi in Memphis, TN. So, I better calm down.

Today my honey send me some pictures about some of the things we added to the new house, like the fence, the gas stove and the tile backsplash in the kitchen.  The kitchen y’all, it’s huge and beautiful. I am already envisioning myself cooking with gas again, just like I did back in Puerto Rico, I cannot wait! I will be thrilled when I am back in a BIG kitchen.  The house in Mississippi is gorgeous, but for some weird reason the kitchen is small, I miss having a large kitchen!

This past weekend, we cleaned the attic and the garage and I was able to sell some things that have been seating in the garage for the last two years. I love to have things neat and organize, but with teenagers making messes, cats doing whatever they want and a new puppy who thinks she rules the house, it’s very hard to keep it tidy 24/7.

Another reason I am excited is because I want to go back to work, yes I want an amazing job, with good pay, but I am so desperate to get back to work that I would not mind taking a little job while something better comes my way.  Everything is in God’s time, I can want all I want, He will give me just want I need.  So, that is my update…let’s keep being positive and thinking about the blessings God has sent our way.  We all have been blessed, sometimes we just have to stop and look around to see all the amazing blessings we have received.

Always,

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Thinking Out Loud….

The wait…who knew that waiting for some processes could be so stressful? Closing on a house, putting a house in the market, moving companies surveys, applying for jobs, you name it, I am dealing with all of it…and my Grad School courses too.  A bit overwhelming! I’ve never like that “hurry up and wait” approach to things, but life has a way to impose those type of approaches at times.

I need to get in the garage, to organize and throw and give away some things we don’t want to carry back to SC.  I would like to make some money, but the hubs has a dislike for yard sales that is out of this world, so, more likely the Goodwill will be receiving a load soon.  It’s amazing all the crap that we accumulate throughout the years, somethings do have a sentimental value, but come on, let’s face it…How long am I supposed to keep the crafts my kids did when they were in Kindergarten?  They are 14 and 15 years old!!! So, they laughed at me and then gave me the OK to get rid of those crafts they made a long time ago!!!!

Then, when I stop thinking about all the chaos ahead of me…I think about the fact that we will drive to SC…then come back to MS…so I can go to Bon Jovi’s concert…SMH!  You see, when I bought the tickets, our plan was to move during the summer, so I was playing it safe, comes to find out that I do not want to be separated from my husband for all those weeks, so I decided to move in March…before the concert…so…that is that (one of the reason’s I don’t believe/like in planning things).  But, I will make the drive…because seeing Bon Jovi is probably the first thing listed in my bucket list.

Once in SC, the unpacking…Lord knows how much I hate that! But, this time is going to be a very slow process…I will make sure things are organized and placed in their final destinations from the get go!  I have my dear friend helping me unpack, so it should be some sort of fun.  I can see ourselves talking the whole time and doing very little unpacking, and that is OK, because I sure miss her this past two years.

That is what’s occupying my head nowadays.  School is testing me a little more than I anticipated, I am hoping that the issue is just with one particular professor, and not a sample of what’s coming ahead.  Debating whether to slow it down and take only one classes next quarter…but then it would take longer for me to finish, so more likely I will stick with two classes…have 8 more classes to go…so let’s man up and finish this new journey strong!

Say a little prayer for me, I need to remain sane this next month…

Always,

Latin Mama in the South

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This Month is Pure Madness

This month is rolling and with it comes all the moving issues.  A lot is happening!  Starting with meeting realtors and moving companies representatives, to throwing things away, to cleaning and mending some things in the house we have to sell, and of course my grad studies, that cannot be put on hold while we move from one state to another.

This is just the beginning of the stress, we are all so ready to move, we just want to get this over with.  We are closing on a house soon, then we have to put this house in the market, get the moving company to pack all of our stuff, then figure out the best way to transport a dog a three cats to their new place.

Once we are all in the same state I think things will go a lot smoother.  Then we will have to pray and hope that the house in Mississippi sells quickly.  Once the house in MS sells, I think we can actually start breathing normal and start getting use to be being back home.

I plan on seeking employment right away, mainly because  I am tired of being at home.  But, we have to wait and see if I get any job offers or if the Lord just want me to stay at home (I hope not!).

Grad school is quite complicated this days, I am taking two classes that require a lot of research, and although I have manage to keep an A in both classes, I can feel the pressure.  I am working in containing the stress, because as you all know, I suffer from psoriasis and that disease feed from stress.  One funny thing about school is that I have the smartest husband in the whole wide world, my man deals with the issues I am studying on a daily basis, so when we have our conversations, every now and then, he will mention a situation at work, and I immediately apply it to school, it’s very helpful.  Also, if there is a concept I am struggling with, he has a way of simplifying the issue, is not even funny.  Blessed to have him!

The one awesome thing is that we are moving to a place we are familiar with, so we know what to expect and we know where to go to get things started.  I cannot wait to see my friends, and the kids friends and to start our new journey.  To think that the mountains and the beach are less than three hours away…again, I am blessed!

So, there you have it, those are the reasons I have been neglecting my blog, but needless to say that I will be back with a vengeance one I am settled in beautiful South Carolina.

Always,

Latin Mama in the South

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