April 27th, 2004

eurydice james: pepperlandgirl4

I'd say back to life as normal...

...but I'm not sure I'm going to be there for a few months yet. :)

Still, it's time for me to get back some of my routine. Stacks of laundry, new arrangements to be made regarding the move now that we have an address in CA, and general mommy/house stuff. I'm over my jet lag it seems; I forced myself to stay up last night until after 10pm, and then slept through until 7am this morning, so big yay for getting my body clock back on schedule.

Went to pick up the kids yesterday from the inlaws and when Mary, my mother-in-law, pulled out her calendar and asked about tentative dates for everything, she broke down again. She hates crying about it as much as I hate seeing it, but I'm going to be glad when we're past all this.

I'm way behind on my reading, so if I haven't left you feedback (or said thank you, especially to you, evenstar_estel), please know I'm doing my best to get caught up on that soon. I finally managed to clear out my e-mail last night---I went to bed last night with only 2(!!!) messages in my inbox---so I only have what I accumulated last night to do. I never thought I'd get done.

Oh! And ASH is going to be in Oakland now! I don't have to feel bad about missing him at MR now, so yay. :)

And is it sad I'm missing being online when so many on my friends list are online, too? I'd forgotten how much reading I have to do in the morning to get caught up, as opposed to just reading it in spurts through the day. Another thing CA is going to do for my schedule is make it easier to stay on top of things, I think. I much prefer doing things in small chunks scattered through the day, then in one huge chunk of time at the beginning. Especially LJ.

Ack. Laundry is calling my name. Everyone have a great day! :)
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So...we're figuring out the dates and such for the move, right? Craig had his appointment with the Embassy yesterday, and everything is pretty much a go, which means now's the time to buckle down and get to it. So, though I can't say anything definite because the movers can't schedule anything until Thursday afternoon, here's how it's looking:

Craig - leaving some time next week most likely
Me - leaving the week of the 16th, as early as possible
Kids - staying here until we come back
Craig & I - returning to the UK to pick up the kids just before June 18th

We had originally thought we'd come back for the kids right after MR, meaning June 7, but Craig's Nan's 90th birthday is on the 18th and we've been told without any say in the matter that we *have* to be there on the day. Which is fine, because Nan is a wonderful lady, and I'd love to be there for her birthday. Except for one thing.

It will mean going almost a whole *month* without seeing my kids.

We talked about the possibility of delaying my going out there until right before MR, but that doesn't 100% work. And coming back to the UK and staying longer isn't an option for Craig. I suppose I could come back earlier on my own, but I'm wondering if I'm being silly about missing my kids. Plus, it might be even more weird for the kids if I come back without Craig. I got so many questions yesterday about where Daddy was when I picked them up myself, and it had only been a week.

Sigh. I know I'm worrying too much about this. It's probably just my hormones which have been all over the board tonight. Or Ivan, whispering in my ear about what a horrible mother I'm being for even considering abandoning my kids for a month (stupid Ivan!). I just need sleep.
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