Monday, December 28, 2009

New Year's Reflections

It's time for a New Year, and I'm seeing lots of great blog posts reflecting on what's important and planning ways to go forward in 2010. There are wonderful ideas and thoughts out there, and I thought "Oh, I should do that!". And then, my head promptly started spinning in circles!

You see, the Navy is moving us to Hawaii in May! This is wonderful and exciting news! And also, a huge undertaking! We will be moving from Georgia, where we have a 4 bedroom house with a garage, attic, and yard full of stuff, to Hawaii where we expect to have a 2 bedroom apartment. The thought of weeding through all of our junk makes me nauseous! We will be bringing cars, cats, and a little boy overseas. The Navy helps with some of this, and sometimes that's good, and sometimes, they make it more difficult!

In the months before we move, we must get rid of the junk, fix up the house, find someone to rent it, plan Crumpet's birthday party (he's been talking about it since his last party, so there's no skipping it!)... and we will drive many thousands of miles around the country visiting loved ones and saying goodbye. This is the hardest part of being military - we are always missing someone who is far away. This time we will be away for 3 years without a return visit, and I'm afraid that there are some people, especially grandparents, that I will never see again.

It's going to be a hectic, challenging, exciting time! So, on reflection, my goals for the next 6 months are:
  • Survive!
  • Try to shelter Crumpet from as much of the stress of moving as possible. So far, he's excited about living near the beach and seeing a real volcano. I worry about him losing all of his friends though. Crumpet is very shy and starting over will be difficult.
  • Try to continue with some preschool work for as long as possible before we start packing. I'm thinking April-June will be our summer break this year. All of our stuff will be in boxes!
  • Try not let diet and exercise go completely out the window. After all, I'll be spending a lot of time in a swimsuit soon!
  • Try to keep a sense of humor about it all, and remain excited about the new adventure we are being sent on.
  • Survive!

I will still be blogging throughout the chaos. This is my place for keeping track of Crumpet's progress, and also for keeping a log of all the exciting,crazy things we experience. So stay tuned...


  1. That is such exciting news! But I can only imagine how overwhelming that would be. I am sure that it will be a great adventure for Crumpet.

  2. Wow, what a big change lies in store for you! I hope that you will keep your positive attitude in the midst of it all. Moving from a bigger place to a smaller place is hard, but also motivating - you really get to understand what you value. Good luck to you all in 2010.