What is "normal"?

Well, I haven't posted in a while; I just realized that I pretty much start all my posts the same way, lol. Oh, well. Things have been crazy busy around here, as usual. I was working at the school again for the last two weeks due to our Pastor's wife recently taking some time off from working at the school (they have a begun the adoption process for a little Japanese baby boy (he's so stinkin' cute!!!) and he finally was placed into their home two weeks ago), our church secretary having foot surgery and not being able to come in, as well as two of our school monitors coming down with something -- remember, when it rains, it pours! (Was that a run-on sentence? Forgive me.) Thankfully, things have settled down and are getting back to normal around here... although, I have to wonder, just what exactly is "normal"?

Anyway, moving on, LOL! We did finally get our orders -- praise the Lord! -- so we are working to get things started for our outprocessing. Hopefully, we'll be able to schedule our furniture to be TMOd before the end of this month. (And, before you ask, Anne, TMO stands for Transition Management Office; they take care of shipping household goods during a move :) hehehe, I have to keep in mind that not all of you were not raised as an Air Force brat like I was, and most of you aren't currently AF wives, either.)

We have reserved a flight on January 1st, but I think we may change it for January 2nd to give us time to recover from our church's Watch Nite Service on New Year's Eve, lol. We won't actually get our plane tickets until a month out (or maybe a little later), but the seats are still reserved... I have no idea how that can work, but as long as it works and we can get on a plane, that's all that matters! :o)

The only other major thing we're trying to get done is the paperwork to take Abigail with us; My Airman's been trying to find excuses to leave my kitty behind, but he's a good hubby, and he's letting me keep my baby, LOL. Everything else that needs to be done is just minor stuff -- taking our medical and dental records, making sure we cancel accounts and subscriptions, notifying the post office of our change of address, etc.

We have already gotten rid of one car, so we'll soon be putting sale signs up for our van. We're hoping to get at least $800 for her, as we just recently paid for some work to be done on her, and we really only want to be reimbursed for that. We're pretty sure we can get a little more than that, which will help to offset some of our moving costs.

I've been enjoying my time with Laura, Kyle, Marie, and Kylie, of course. I've seen them pretty much every day, and thankfully, no more screams or surprises, LOL. I think Kylie was getting sick of me for a bit, because the other day when getting ready to leave for church, Laura asked Kylie, "Are you ready to go to church?" "Yeah." "Do you want to see Arlene?" "Again? Um...How about tomorrow?" Boy, that made me feel good, LOL! :P She just turned 3 yesterday, in case you're wondering. Phew, I can't believe they're leaving on Thursday! I'm not ready to say good bye again...


Anonymous said...

That's okay...sometimes run-on sentences are just plain fun! :o)

Glad you are staying busy...it's better than being bored to death! LOL

Amy said...

I'm glad to hear things are starting to come together for you. Are you heading back to the USA?

Thanks for offering to pass on some ideas of sights to see in Japan for my husband. Next spring he'll be going for about three weeks. So far the plan is a week in India, a week in Thailand and a week in Japan. He'll be pretty busy with meetings and presentations so I'm not sure how much time he'll have for sight seeing (though usually the hosts show him around a bit when he's there). Tips would be appreciated though!

Happymama said...

I've been checking your blog nearly everyday. Glad to see you were able to post something. I've missed reading, but I knew you were in the middle of a bunch of stuff. Just didn't realize how much stuff!!! LOL Can you say Sloooooooooooow doooooooooown? LOL

Anyway, glad to hear you're OK and just busy.


Anne said...

Thanks for explaining before I asked:o) You're a smart gal;). Boy, if I thought *I* was busy, you have me beat by a mile! Enjoy your last few weeks in Japan!