I don’t have a whole heckuva lot to share today. Simon never ended up letting me get much alone time yesterday, so I mostly just sat and watched documentaries on Netflix while he napped on me. He ended up sleeping for 3 hours, off and on, yesterday afternoon! At one point he was even so soundly asleep that I could put him vertically on my shoulder rather than draped across my lap. Which was a nice change of pace (my days are so exciting).
Here, I took a picture of the miracle:
When he wasn’t asleep, I was busy trolling Craigslist and emailing back and forth with our realtor person and Jeff about all the stuff for the move. I made all of Dad’s and Jeff’s hotel reservations (they’re doing the exact opposite of last year’s trip: LA to Kingman AZ, then Kingman to Albuquerque, then Albuquerque to OKC, then (this part is new, of course) OKC to Indianapolis and Indianapolis to Akron. It’s more-or-less evenly spaced that way.
Dad is flying in to LAX about two hours before Simon and I leave for KC, so Jeff is going to drop us off and pick Dad up in the same trip (sooooo convenient, assuming his plane isn’t late or anything). Then Simon and I are going to kick around Kansas City while the guys are doing their drive. I think I’ll try to see Aunt Judy and Grandmother & Granddad, and at least get coffee or something with Stef and Mandi. Then Linda arrives on the afternoon of 9/3, and she’s going to accompany us on Simon’s haircut and maybe a grocery run for car snacks. Then the three of us set out early on 9/4. We’re going to have lunch in St. Louis with some of Jeff’s family, and hopefully make it to Indianapolis at about the same time as Dad and Jeff. Then the next day we’ll all head for Akron together.
So much logistics! I will be so glad when I never have another cross-country move. Every “in town” move for the rest of my life is going to seem like the easiest thing ever, lol.
Our realtor has found about half a dozen places for Jeff to look at on Saturday. A couple of them are just “meh, OK maybe”: apartments in big buildings, etc. A few are houses, which I vastly prefer the idea of. I just would rather not be stuck out in the suburbs where there’s no place to go and nothing to do. But I’m sure they’ll be able to find something that’ll meet our needs well enough. It’s just a year, after all.
Anyway. Enough about the damn move.
The PLAN last night was that Jeff would come home from work and play with Simes so I could get my housework done. I felt bad because I’d spent almost all of yesterday afternoon working on Akron stuff and stuck under Mr. Sleepiness, so he hadn’t really gotten much lovey-playtime. Which makes me feel like a pretty crappy mother (maybe that dumbass lady who rear-ended me was right after all :-P).
Instead, of course Jeff ended up getting home later than he’d planned, and Simon didn’t want much to do with his dinner, and then next thing I knew it was 9:00 and I hadn’t been able to accomplish a darn thing. So frustrating. And when the floors are dusty and the sink is full of dishes it just makes me twitchy. So this morning I threw him on my back and ran the vacuum until he conked out, then finished my mopping and dishes and now I can finally stop twitching 😀
I love all the expressions this kid makes. He is just SO much fun to interact with. All his little faces crack me up, and I love how he latches onto one particular sound, then we have whole conversations in it. He does the cutest little wordless whisper, and a mean fart noise. And a dinosaur noise! Anybody looking in our windows would think we’re a bunch of lunatics, the way we’ll all sit around and “talk” to each other like we’re all dinosaurs. Seriously, ever new age/stage is more fun than the last.
Time to go switch the laundry. I will NOT miss having to feed quarters to a machine down the hallway!