Saturday, February 27, 2010

I'm back... kind of...

Well. I certainly did not think I would stay away this long. The last time I moved was nearly 17 years ago. The kids were 4 and 1 and we owned a bed, a crib, kitchen stuff, and clothes. And toys. Lots of those.

I was all sassy, thinking with packing and sorting and getting rid of stuff over the last couple of months that I had paced myself.

Son a freaking bitch. I had no idea.

I do now know what the term bone tired really means. I have felt it for a week or two now.

We still have about 15 boxes unpacked. Since I am living without whatever is in them I am OK with that today.

I was going to try and finish unpacking this weekend, but got sidetracked by emergency sirens and phone calls.

Mesmerized all morning by the live news shot of Hilo Bay where the tsunami was going to hit first. It is a horrbile thing when one watches the tide moving in and out three times and wonders when the real deal is coming. Apparently I am the victim of too many action films.

But really very thankful that Hawaii is OK. My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of the earthquake and is it just me or does it seem like there have been a lot of natural disasters this year?

I miss all my internet buds. It will take awhile to get around to everyone and I feel like I have been in a cave. Reading posts after being gone for awhile feels like walking into a movie half way in.

So I'm back. Or at least trying.

41 comments:

Jan said...

Pseudo, we have been glued to our sets, worried about Hawaii. You have no idea how glad we are to hear that it's going to be all right down there.

Post when you can, and try to take it easy.

(((Pseudo))) We miss you too!

lakeviewer said...

Well, we thought of you today especially. Glad to hear from you.

Christy said...

Welcome back, and so glad you checked in with us today - I've been thinking about you. Glad to hear you're all okay. Good luck with the last few boxes!

♥ Braja said...

Ah, Pseudo, honey....nothin's as easy as it was all those years ago :))) Glad you're ok...

Surfie said...

Welcome back! I was very glad to hear that Hawaii was going to spared any disasterous waves. Hopefully there won't be any harm done to anyone from whatever bit of harshness you do receive.

I remember when my DH and I bought our house and moved in. I swear there were a few boxes that got overlooked and weren't noticed for YEARS. That tells me I have too much "stuff" that I don't need.

only a movie said...

Unpacked boxes are just fine.
So glad to hear that you are ok. Thanks for sending me the message on FB - it updates on my phone and I found out sooner.
Glad you are back online too... but take your time. Moving sort of sucks the life out of a person.
Take care! Have missed you lots!

TechnoBabe said...

Glad your move is completed and you are getting settled in the new place. We have been keeping eye on the news today with tsunami warnings in HI. My son and DIL live on Oahu. I called him a couple hours ago. He said he would text me when the storm is over but that is isn't as bad as they thought it would be. Glad you are all okay.

Kristan said...

"Since I am living without whatever is in them I am OK with that today."

Lol. That's the spirit.

And you can ignore the email I sent today. I'm glad to know you're doing okay. (And yes, it feels like a lot of natural disasters. In the past few years, really. SE Asia tsunami, Katrina, earthquakes, etc... o_O)

Rest up!

Joanie M said...

You have been on my mind all day today. I was so relieved to see a comment on my blog! I'm very glad to know all is well with you and your family.

sherri said...

whew! SO glad to hear you and yours are safe.

Irish Gumbo said...

Hooray! You are back!

Glad you are okay. And its not just you, it seems like a rash of disasters, all types...

Twenty Four At Heart said...

Welcome back!
Yes, we've been on a tsunami warning here too. I think it ended up amounting to one wave being one foot bigger than usual.

An awful lot of hype here for nothing.

So glad it ended up being safe for you there also.

Brian Miller said...

by now you got my email and know i was thinking of you all today when i was hearing the reports...glad all is well. hope the rest of the unpacking is a breeze...we still have boxes from 5 years ago somewhere....

Mrsbear said...

I don't envy you the move. It took us years to get completely unpacked. We still have old VHS tapes in boxes.

Glad you and the family are safe, albeit exhausted.

I've been out of touch for the past week or so and coming back is definitely a little strange. Halfway through a movie is pretty accurate actually.

Lee Ann said...

Hi,Glad to hear that you guys were spared form the tsunami! My thoughts and prayers were with your guys today!

Sprite's Auntie Lee
(Jen's sister)

gretchen said...

Thank God Hawaii is in good shape. It's funny, but we really all have been worrying about you.

If it makes you feel any better, I still have about 15 boxes that I've been living without from our last move, and that was 5 years ago!

Nubian said...

Glad to hear all is well, you were on my mind this morning, I checked in a few times to see if you were back online.

I am facing the big move in 3 months and have got rid of so much, but yet the pile does not seem to get any smaller!

Any moving/packing tips would be appreciated ;)

My name is PJ. said...

C, You're back!!! YAY! She lives and breathes even after all that torturous work! You are my new hero.

Missed you. Lots. I hope you've taken interim photos of the unpacking. It will make you feel a greater sense of accomplishment when you look at befores and afters.

sitting on the mood swing at the playground said...

I'm glad you're safe...and back! I think I still have unpacked boxes and we moved 8 years ago. I got bored of unpacking after the first million boxes...

Just B said...

good to have you back in the Land of Blog. I missed you!

ds said...

So glad you are back. You're so right about returning to blogworld after an extended absence: it is exactly like walking into a movie halfway through...

And I was so so so relieved last night to discover that Hawaii was untouched by the residual effects of the events in Chile!!! Mother Nature is definitely trying to tell us something.

Best of luck with the continued unpacking!

otin said...

Don't even try to catch up, just start new and it will all fall into place!

Welcome back and I am glad that you are all safe!

Gal Friday said...

Psuedo,
It was nice to get this update and se how you are doing.
I immediately thought of you and your family when I found out about the tsunami watch. Thank goodness nothing came of it, but how scary for you!
I remember well the tiredness I felt after our last move--it consumes your life for weeks and you don't feel moved in completely even for a year.

Anna See said...

welcome back! i am glad you and yours are okay.

Anonymous said...

Keep posting stuff like this i really like it

Smart Mouth Broad said...

As usual, my head was in the sand and I had no idea until my brother called to wonder why I wasn't worried about him. LOL Glad all is well in Paradise. Get some rest. The boxes and the blogs will wait.

Hugs,
SMB

Sprite's Keeper said...

I missed you!
I'm sorry to say that I had no idea about anything happening in Chili or Hawaii or anything until AFTER it was over!
Glad you're okay, glad the toll is still down in Chili, and glad you're as close to done as you are! Mwah!

Duchess said...

Glad to see you back. There is a reason why moving is up there with divorce and bereavement for serious life knocks. I moved in August and I am only just recovering -- and still haven't found everything.

idgtm said...

So glad you're not getting hit. It feels so good to purge and start fresh.

Post pics when you're ready.

Beth said...

I've been thinking about you! And I worried when I heard about the tsunami warning for Hawaii. Glad to know it was okay.

Yes! There have been too many natural disasters lately. I keep watching the news and crying.

Gaston Studio said...

So glad to know you and yours are okay. I was thinking about you and praying. And yes, there have way too many natural disasters the past few years; let's hope they're over for a while!

Hope you're enjoying the new digs, even with unopened boxes.

Erin@TheLocalsLoveIt said...

Take your time....

We'll be here.

Maureen@IslandRoar said...

Soo glad to hear from you! Been thinking about you and knowing moving is insane. Then with the tsunami warnings, of course we all thought of you!!
Missed you. xo

Joanna Jenkins said...

Hey Pseudo, So glad to hear you're okay. The tsunami was scary to watch, I can't imagine being there.

Moving-- Oy! I feel for you. Hang in there and get some rest.

xo

mo.stoneskin said...

It's nice to be considered an 'internet bud'...I am in that category, right?!

Cristin said...

glad you're back even if it is sort of.

i've been half-assing my blog activities of late.

happy hawaii is safe.

Midlife Jobhunter said...

"Reading posts after being gone for awhile feels like walking into a movie half way in."

I understand. Nothing much new happening at my place, so you're safe to visit. Hope you're loving your new digs.

Captain Dumbass said...

I was very happy to see you weren't washed away.

Fragrant Liar said...

Yeah, we were watching Hawaii and waiting to hear. Thankfully, there wasn't much to hear at all on your front. Glad you are moved in, but for 15 boxes, and that you'll be rejoining us soon. We miss you!

Amy said...

Happy to see you again..
Smiles and hugs.

starrlife said...

Miss You- glad you're okay! It's really a biggie to move!