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June 4th, 2013

Bumpdate: The Home Stretch!

With only 5 more weeks to go until my due date of July 7th my to-do list is growing larger than my belly!

Last week we were able to get another sneak peek at our lil’ Pickle and this time he actually cooperated! He was quite busy sucking on his hands the whole time and at one point even mimicked a window licker on the side of my uterus. Let’s hope he was just being a clown and doesn’t actually behave this way on the outside!

Baby "Pickle" sucking on his hand.

It’s been 3 weeks now since moving into our new home and I am surrounded by boxes! We haven’t even moved all of my stuff in and already I am feeling very overwhelmed by it all. Thank goodness I have lots of loving friends in the area who have offered to help over the next couple weeks or I might just lock myself in the bathroom!

Baby’s room is top priority now and I am hoping to get a quick coat of paint up on the walls this week before assembling the crib. I think once that is done it will really start to feel real. Then I can focus on packing my hospital bag and diaper bags – the sooner the better I think since over the past week I have seen 4 early babies arrive! I’m trying not to freak out and I really feel like he is going to stay put till at least his due date since he seems to be happy in there.

Plus I told him when he comes out he won’t be getting yummy ice cream for quite some time! 😀

In other news I spent last weekend at the lake with my girlfriends for one last hoo-rah! We had the most amazing weather and spend the majority of our days floating in the water. It was so nice to have great weather on top of great company. Especially after getting rained out last year!

Lunch break by the lake. Just took a refreshing dip now drying in the sun #love

I can hardly imagine what next year will be like with babies at the lake! My dear friend, Heidi is due 11 days after me with a boy as well and our lake neighbor’s daughter is having her second. I am really looking forward to the next generation of swimmers 🙂

Well, I better get back to work so I can wrap up on time. It’s a very special day for DC and I as today is the 1 year anniversary of our 1st date! Who’da thunk it a year ago that we would be starting our family by this time, but I am so happy and thankful we are and to have him in my life. It’s been a year of blessings and I can only hope that we continue to be so fortunate for years to come!

XOXO Diva

October 23rd, 2012

New Job!

One more puzzle piece of love recently fell into place for DC and I.

I got a new job!

I recently accepted a position with my current company, in our Account Management division as a Service Manager. The position is 100% remote and I am super excited to be joining the team and welcome all the challenges and learning opportunities that come with it. It also gives me the financial security I need to make my big move to New Hampshire to be with my DC 🙂

So it’s official!! I’m now a Service Manager and moving to New Hampshire December 29th, 2012 … just in time to ring in the new year with my love. Anyone up for NYE in Manch-Vegas?

It’s been 4 years since I had a work from home job so I know I will have a bit of an adjustment period as I get into my groove and figure out my new roles and responsibilities.

I’ve started compiling a top 10+ list of reasons I’m looking forward to working from home:

1. The commute – No more dealing with traffic and I’ll be helping the environment too!

2. Wardrobe malfunctions – Each morning as I lay in bed listening to my alarm go off the first thing I think about is “what am I going to wear”. This is dependent highly on weather, but also on my mood. I typically change at least 2 times before I make it out the door in the morning, but working from home will require a very low maintenance wardrobe of Jeggings, over-sized sweaters and UGGs.

3. Bad Hair Day? Who cares! – My hair desperately needs a vacation from my hairdryer. I wont even have to brush my hair if I don’t want to (my company isn’t advanced enough to use video conferencing like Skype yet).

4. My kitchen is my favorite cafeteria – While I do appreciate the office cafeteria, I’m never really impressed with the selections and I’ll be able to keep better tabs on my diet if I am not tempted by the Fun (fried) Food Buffet.

5. Customized office space – well, there is only so much I can do to decorate my cubicle, but in my home office I have free reign on how pink my space is 🙂

6. I wanna ROCK! – I always have music playing on my PC, but in an office environment you have to be respectful of everyone around you, so cranking up Toto’s Africa could easily disrupt my cube neighbors, but when I am home … as long as I don’t have a conference call to attend … I can crank the tunes that fuel my productivity.

7. Privacy – every once in a while you gotta make a phone call that you don’t need everyone in earshot listening in on.

8. No more stolen printouts! – This one might need to move up on the list. I sit 10 feet away from the printer, but somehow between the time I print and walk to the printer my documents have disappeared.

9. Kitties! – They may not be acceptable in the office, but in my home office it’s all kitties all the time. They are very helpful. Except when I am on the phone and they think I am talking to them. I’ll need a door to my home office.

10. Window seat! – This is a hot commodore in the office, but in my home office I can set myself up to have a nice window view (well, hopefully)

11. I like burnt popcorn! – Everyone gets so upset when I “accidentally” microwave my popcorn too long because it stinks. Well when I am working from home I can have all the over cooked popcorn I want!!! 😛

12. Contributed by Sharon Z – There is only one printer to fight with and I’m the tech support!

What am I missing??

September 28th, 2012

How should I know what to take when I don’t know where I’m going?

It’s official! I’m moving to New Hampshire!!

I’ve given my 60 day notice to my landlady and preparing to pack up all my possessions & move myself out by Dec 1st. Between now and then DC will make two van hauls of non essentials to go into storage and what remains (mostly my furniture and current wardrobe) will go to my parents with me for a month. Hopefully I will figure out the last leg of the move with all my remaining items in tow.

So, now I have all these empty boxes to fill – much Thanks to DC for not only supplying me the Bins and Boxes to fill, but for also adding labels to each so I can keep track of their contents … he spoils me.

I don’t know about you, but I feel like I have way too much stuff! and by stuff I mean clothes. My current apartment has ample closet space, plus a full size bureau yet all of it is packed to the brim and I still have clothing in bins in my basement and under my bed! Before I start packing I feel like it’s time to rid myself of the excess, fill a few bags for goodwill and finally get rid of those green pants that I’m never going to wear … not even on St. Patty’s Day.

BUT I CAN’T!!!!!

No, I’m not really having a case of separation anxiety this time around. There is one huge factor standing in the way of my closet clean-out. See, I don’t know yet what I will be doing for employment once I move. I don’t know if I will be able to retain my current position in a remote environment or if I will have to look for a new job, change careers or settle on something just to bring home a paycheck.

Ideally I would like to keep my current job. I’m good at it. I’m a valued employee. I believe in the company. I just don’t know if they will accommodate my request to work remotely or place me in a position which would allow me to do so.

What if I have to change careers and work in an office environment with a Business dress code? Well, I have a wardrobe for that, but I haven’t worn most of it in years since my current office dress code is relaxed business casual. I certainly wouldn’t want to get rid of those items and have to scramble to replace them! Not to mention what a waste of money that would be.

I’m in a dilemma and I don’t think even my BFF Kat and her closet Nazi skills can settle me in a decision one way or another.

It seems I will have to pack it all up and deal with it once I know where I am headed and what I should wear, which just adds a little extra stress onto the moving plan as taking it all means I may not get it all moved as strategically as I have planned out.

Oh bother.

 

September 15th, 2012

Time

Time flies when you’re having fun … and really, even when I’m not having fun time seems to fly. Why is that?

I can’t believe it’s been 2 months since my last post! Okay, I can believe it, because even though I think of posting often, I never make the time to do so. Typical for me and especially looking back on the past two months with all that I’ve been consumed with … summer vacations and visits with DC. We’ve managed to survive the long distance relationship for 3 whole months now!

We continue to sustain our warp speed romance, though we are approaching an end of time. The end of year. A time for us to take the next step.

Over the past two months we have had so many experiences, learned so much about each other, grown closer and most importantly we agree that we want a future together (still!). He’s met my family I’ve met his, we survived our first camping trip to the White Mountains, we attended our first big event (my BFF’s Wedding party), we intermingled our social groups and most recently we Saved the Ta-Tas by having a lump removed from one of my breasts … along with the help from my Doctor of course 😀

After 13 years and acquiring a slight hint of a Jersey accent I have made the decision to pack it all up and head north. Back to New Hampshire to be with DC.

I’m giving up my apartment, leaving the town I love nearly as much as my hometown, abandoning all my new friends and separating myself from my family 🙁  although they too plan to move back north in a few years, so I’m just getting a head start.

Oh yeah, and I’m not yet sure if I’ll have a job when this all goes down.

I’m putting a lot of trust and faith in everything working out for us. I’ve already started to lose sleep over it all. My mind is in overdrive as I sort through scenarios and try not to let the fear of the unknown discourage me.

I wont pretend I’m not scared as hell about this decision, but that’s why I am lucky to have DC to support me and help me work through all the challenges we have ahead. We are well on our way to our Happily Every After and I for one can not wait!!