I’d be lying if I said I was excited about the move right now. I thought you all were joking when you said it was going to be stressful, but it’s now making sense. When I bought my current place, it was a smooth move, and everything went perfectly. These past few weeks have been pretty hectic, and the timing of it all with everything going on in the world has made it even more difficult. I’m going to have a blog post explaining more about what’s going on right now after we move in (i don’t want to speak too soon.) Once we get moved in, and things start to calm down a bit, I may be able to be more helpful when it comes to dealing with the stress or giving you all comfort in knowing that it’s temporary, (in case you’re going through the same thing.) Right now, we’re in the middle of this high-anxiety time, so bear with me for the moment. I do think it’s important for me to share the raw process you don’t usually get to read about when it comes to this. I know once things get resolved, and we move into the house, I’ll feel a bit better, but right now, I’m going a bit nuts.
We are supposed to close on the new house this Friday at 11 am. That is insane with the amount of work that is left to do on the house, again I’ll explain more of the hiccups later (hoping it gets resolved first!) I didn’t get to blog much this week because I had a lot going on and was running all over the place, or working on backend work with the blog. The best parts of my week have been sitting on the porch with my coffee to decompress and try to start the day on a good note. Most mornings, I had gluten-free toast with vegan butter and jam, and most of my meals were grab and eat at the countertops. I managed to grab a few photos of things going on this week, but I promise next Monday’s recap blog will be much better. It’s a moving blog, my favorite. 😊
I’ve also been playing the eat everything in the fridge, even if it’s not appetizing because we don’t want to transfer a ton of groceries to the new house. Plus, our fridge won’t be delivered up to a week after we move in. Frozen fruit smoothies have been a delicious go-to for lunch along with avocado toast! I use frozen bananas, almond milk, vanilla protein powder, and top it with granola and coconut.
My dinner salads have been pretty tasty! I’ve had romaine lettuce with sprouts, roasted potatoes, sunflower seeds, hard-boiled eggs, avocado, and cashew garlic dip for the dressing.
The pups have helped with my stress levels. I love my boys so much! Honestly, whenever I feel bad, they always shave a way of making me feel calm and happy. Dogs are the best.
I had a salad and headed to bed early on Thursday night. I had to drop the dogs off at my parent’s house because we had a home appraisal for the current house, and everything had to be clean, and the house had to be empty. Kyle and I had our blue tap walkthrough in the morning, and we knew it would be at least five hours.
We were wrong. The walkthrough was eight hours. Again, I’ll explain everything about this day once we close🤞 ps, this will be the last time you see that red door. It’s getting painted along with the garage door.
Friday was one of the most stressful and draining days.
When stress and adrenaline are high, your body wants just to shut down. When we got home, I had a slice of toast, sat on the couch, and fell asleep for about two hours. I’m not a napper, so it’s rare for me to nap like that out of the blue.
We picked up sushi for dinner at one of my favorite spots, Akahana, and then I went straight to bed!
The weekend was filled with movies, blogging recipes, and making phone calls to set up things for the move. This is when I miss being able to go into stores to purchase things.
I prepped some turkey burgers, roasted potatoes, and grilled chicken for the weekend, and that’s what we ate off of. My breakfasts consisted of toast, maple chicken sausage, and hard-boiled eggs.
Before tackling my closet cleanout, I had one of my favorite smoothie combos. It had frozen raspberries, pineapples, mango, water, vanilla protein, and a tablespoon of almond butter.
Last week was such a blur, and I have a feeling this week will go by even faster. Since it’s Monday, I’m going to try to stay positive and get out for more walks to help with my stress and anxiety. I know this blog was much different than my upbeat recap posts, but I want to keep it real with you all. Any any words of encouragement you have, if you’ve been through a similar situation, would be so comforting to hear! My life kind of looks like this overcrowded pot of wildflowers right now 😆 I’ve never been able to relate more to anything.
Saturday night must have been my low point. I cried for a good hour with Grumples cuddled up on my lap because I hate that his birthday is coming up, and the thought of him getting older just destroys me. You all know that he’s been my rock through my darkest years, and he’s been my sidekick through everything. He’s slowing down a bit, and my heart feels like it’s being stabbed every time I see it. It’s safe to say my hormones may have been a bit out of control from the stress this past week. I need a good mental health check.
I hope you have a GREAT week, and I’ll make sure to keep you all updated on social media with the move and everything! Follow me on my main account and my home account! I’ll try to squeeze in another blog post this week as well! xo
Questions for you!
- Tell me something positive about your week!
- Have you watched any good movies lately?
- Do you want me to film an empty home tour or wait until it’s furnished?