Today is a very special day! You know why? I’m glad you asked! Because this happened 14 years ago today:


How on God’s green earth has 14 years already sped by?! All this time I’ve searched long and hard, high and low for that elusive pause button, but alas and alack, it never materialized. So my little bundle of joy is only 2 years away from her driver’s license.

Her driver’s license, people!

So if you have any plans for any road trips or anything, you’d best take care of them in the next two years. If I can’t find that pause button, can someone hit the one that makes things go in slow motion? No? You’re no help!

Happy Birthday, Princess Nagger!

Fourteen years ago, I saw your beautiful face for the first time. Fourteen years ago, I held you in my arms for the first time. Today, you are nearly as tall as I am and we wear the same size shoe (which means my stash of shoes has grown smaller, as you’ve snagged your favorites for yourself. You’ll never find my super secret stash, though!)

I am excited for your future. You have such amazing talents but don’t even truly know it. You’ve still harbored an interest in becoming a future Paleontologist – I may not show it, but I absolutely love listening to you go on and on about dinosaurs (just please never ask if I was born when dinosaurs roamed the earth like you did when you were four).


You still march to the beat of your own drum, and that’s a quality I hope you never ever lose, because I love you just the way you are.


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You constantly amaze me with your creative talent, especially with what a phenomenal an artist you are. Never stop drawing – it’s truly a God-given talent that needs to continue to nurture and grow, just like you. I cannot wait to see what the years ahead bring for you.

Let’s simply start with this one. Fourteen is going to be a good one. I can feel it.

I Love You to the moon and stars, bouncing around the Milky Way and back again!


And now, back to our regularly scheduled program…

It’s Tuesday, and if you missed my post yesterday, I’m here to tell you we’re moving! Yes indeed, we finally got an offer we couldn’t refuse on our current house. The downside (if there really is one) is that the buyers closing date is December 23rd.

The day before Christmas Eve.


Since they expect to take possession of the house on that same day, we have our work cut out for us. You remember how hectic it was when we were packing up to move from PA to WA, right? A mere three years ago? Well, it’s only going to be half as hectic, but the problem lies in that we still need to have an offer accepted on a house we want to buy.

And try to coordinate our closing to coincide with the buyers of our house. Since the seller’s realtor of the house we put an offer in on Saturday has been dragging her feet, there’s a strong possibility our closing date will end up happening the week after Christmas. At least I hope it actually happens then.

If our offer isn’t accepted (or a reasonable counter-offer offered), we’re back to square one on finding the perfect house (for us) to move into. Which means, if we don’t hear back today on the house we want (or we find out someone beat us to the punch), the earliest we can go look at more houses is Saturday. Can you tell it’s stressing me out a bit? I’m not a very good ‘hurry-up-and-wait’ person.

Meanwhile, we need to figure out the logistics of possibly being homeless between Christmas and New Year – we have to figure out if we want to go the excessively expensive way of loading our stuff on Uboxes/Pods, or shuttling our stuff and paying for a ginormous storage unit until we close on a house and can move in and finally get settled. 

We will be working in hyper-speed for sure. Of course four days of each week my time is monopolized by my new job – I’m unavailable for anything from 4am until 3:30pm, which doesn’t leave a whole lot of time on those days to get what I need done, done. And to top it off, I have surgery scheduled for the end of this month, rendering me useless for 3 days, plus 6-8 weeks of recovery thereafter.

Right smack dab in the middle of all this moving fiasco.

It’s going to make for an interesting (and moving at the speed of light) finish to this year, isn’t it?

That being said, I need to step away from my blog during this crazy time, because I’ve been neglectful enough to you awesome readers and friends, and I don’t want to drop my already way-too-full plate and have it shatter in a million pieces, never to be put together like Humpty Dumpty.

But have no fear! It’s only a temporary stay of execution! I fully intend to be back after the first of the year, armed with way more interesting blog fodder than you can shake a stick at, especially since I’ll have to catch you up on all the excitement that will be transpiring between now and then, right? Right?!!!

Remember… It’s only temporary. And only until January, so please do come back and see what kind of trouble I’ll be causing in the new year, m’kay? But first, I will leave you with this:


 It’s time once again for Leslie’s (aka Rory Bore) Tuesday Coffee Chat!

The question or prompt for this week is:

“You can take these November chats to update about your personal task for the month, or; share a Currently post: what you’re reading, listening, watching, eating, wearing, etc.”

Well, I think I’ve pretty much covered that in this post already, right? I’ll be back to have some coffee with y’all after the first of the year! I’ll leave the light on for you, as in leave the linky open so you can come back whenever you want to add a link to it so I can keep tabs on what you’re doing while I’m gone, too. When you least expect it, I’ll be there!

That’s a wrap for this week – you know the drill, link up and join in the fun, everyone is welcome, random or not. And that means even if you don’t have a specific Random Tuesday Thoughts Rebel post posted, you can still link up, I’m not picky. You don’t even have to add the badge, just link up so I can come harass you on your blog. I promise to play nice.



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Keeping the random alive (barely) – feel free to snag a badge and play along – one for my wino friends:

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And one for my non-wino friends:

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  1. Happy Birthday PN!!!! I can’t believe she’s 14, really in my head she’s that dinosaur lover posing for that Christmas camera. We’ve been reading each other’s blogs for a long time. I never forget her BD because well it’s the best month of the year.
    oh and I thought of PN a few weeks ago when my big guys and their Dad went to the HaliCon in Halifax NS. She would have loved it!oh and I posted today, miracles of miracles.

  2. Happy Birthday to your beautiful Princess. Congrats on selling your house and good luck with the move and finding a new home. I hope you have a nice holiday season despite being so busy.

  3. Happy birthday, Miss Nagger! Wow! 14? What a great age. Congrats on the offer on your house. Sounds like you are in for a busy season! Sending positive thoughts!

  4. I didn’t realize you were also having surgery soon! How in the world are you going to pack and move? I can see why you’re stressing! I hope everything goes well. Keep us posted.

  5. Oh girl I need a glass of wine and some chill after reading about all that??? I have no idea how, but I am willing to bet that you are going to make it all work! Will keep my fingers crossed for you that it all goes smoothly. But who… who picks a Dec. 23rd closing date??
    Happy Birthday to the Princess. I love how the photos you pick show off her awesome personality.
    See you in the New Year!

  6. Stacy, you sure have a lot going on at your end but it’s all so exciting! I’ll pop in from time to time to see what’s going on! Congrats on the buyer news and as well as finding a new place! Oh yeah, I hope PN had a spectacular birthday. They grow up so fast!

  7. And dang, did I miss an email to tell me you weren’t going to be around and plus I missed the Princess’ birthday? OMG MY BAD!!!! HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY PRINCESS! I truly hope it was the best one you ever had and WOW YOU MUST BE SPECIAL for Mommy & Daddy to buy you a new house~! ~snicker-snicker~ and I bet her bedroom is the biggest one there is or she’s got her very own playroom. You are such a pretty Princess Nagger and now you’re growning into a beautiful young lady! Well God speed and good luck to you and your family in your new home Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. HUGS

  8. Happy birthday to your daughter and congrats on moving! I am glad things are moving along and you, they’re all going to be ok. I’m actually kind of jealous!

  9. Just wanted to say we miss you and I finally had some time to read this whole thing and holy crap…. I thought you didn’t love us no more!!! Well,,,, good luck and hurry back HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE PRINCESS AND I WISH FOR YOU EVERYTHING YOU HOPE & WISH FOR IN THE MOVING CATEGORY!!! BIG OL’ HUGS!

  10. I wish you all the best with your surgery and with the move. It’s understandable that you’re taking a blogging break. Happy belated birthday to your daughter.

  11. Whoa – you do have your November and December cut out for you. I hope the surgery went well and you got the house you wanted. I am sure everything will work out, however, I do know the stress is a killer – figuratively speaking, of course! Will see you in the new year.

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