A Moment of Zen


Somebody has accused me of being too tightly wound. I’m not pointin’ no elbows, but I’m just saying that you should go over to her website and harass her a little bit! Clearly she hurt my delicate feelings.

Good thing I’ve got good news to post today. Otherwise I’d be making her look right and what not!

Today is a good day.

First I broke my vacuum cleaner. Then I spilled milk all over the place. Then I fought with my toddler about him eating the absolutely wonderful grilled cheese sandwich I made for him (negotiations broke down at the “first sandwich, then apple juice” phase). Then both of the boys decided that right between “finish the book” and “get in the crib” was a good time let go of pretty awesome poops.

But you know, it’s a good day.

Because I have a lease for a new townhouse today in the town where we want to live. Move in is the beginning of August. Cheaper rent, fantastic schools, lots more space, potential to get a grill, a little mini yard, a big safe playground, and closer to our new preschool friends.

Yeah, today is a good day.

I’m also pumped because I loooooove logistics. I’m totally in my wheelhouse. I have to pack up this apartment and get us moved while still keeping the house functional every single day until the day we move. Remember, my life is 3 meals a day, 2 loads of laundry, a nap, a bath, and at least 1 walk every day. Those things cannot be disturbed from now until the day we move. That takes management, baby, that takes know how, that days logistics and I’m aaaaalllllls about it.

Ask anyone who knew me when I was younger and they’ll tell you I was an organizational mess. I don’t know what happened, but something clicked during college. Suddenly I’m taking 22 credits a semester, editing the sports section of the school news paper, shushing sophomores at a Resident Assistant and grading papers as a student teacher. And oh yeah, I graduated on time. (I got fat in the process) but I totally graduated on time.

Because of Logistics! awwwww yeah baby.

This is gonna be awesome.

I’ve already got a Goggle calendar set up and both of my Moleskines are open for this right here. (One for quick “at a glance” reference and one for more detailed task lists).

This is not manic. This is boss. Don’t judge me!

To make things even more interesting, an interesting house came on the market today. It’s in our price range (thank you, Jesus) and it has a lot of potential. It needs a lot of work, but it’s on a cul-da-sac and it has a barn and a large amount of land to play with. It was built in 1914 and it is a DIY dream. There is a lot about it that’s not appealing (Oil heat…yarg. and exposed radiators are probably a no-no for toddlers), but there is a lot that is appealing (original built-ins, a beautiful enclosed porch, and fabulous barn that could be anything). I’m excited about the possibilities. The septic system failed at inspection, which is like, eww, but that’s actually a good thing because I think the average buyer isn’t going to want to touch it. I don’t think this house is going to get snapped up like a lot of the others. I’m praying that it’s going to sit for a bit and then the price will come down more.

We’ll see.

In the mean time, I have a townhouse, and I’m happy about that. I’ve got 1 month to get us together and get us out of here. And not a moment too soon. I’m ready to take the next step.

And now I’m off to give my locs a well deserved hot oil treatment, with coconut, monoi, jojoba, castor and sweet almond oil… and a touch of shea, too! And some steam, lots of steam. Ohhh the luxury.


May your weekend be full of the bliss I’m about to experience, and my your hair be as bouncy and shiny as mine is about to be. 🙂



How hard do you think it would be for me to get Dirt Devil to replace my vacuum?

7 Comments Add yours

  1. HAHA it was totally me! I did it, harass away! In my defense, from my glass house, I wasn’t throwing stones. I’m a total spazz about everything 🙂 It was said with much respect and love for your brilliance in raising two boys, who are going to make the world a better place-mainly because you do.

    I promise, my intention was pure. I don’t wanna see you burn out. Admittedly, this is slightly selfish on my part because you make me laugh and think, which makes my life better.

    I also admit that maybe I should have told you, way down there in the fine print you’ll find where it says I have no filter. However, section 5.2.35(k) does state that in times of dumb, I am allowed to learn lessons 😉

    Carry on, Boss. I have to go re-organize my post-its by color and bath-product bottles by height.

    1. K.C. Wise says:

      No no. Too late! The multitudes and the masses are comin’ your way! Feel my roar!!!!


      1. dammit. can i perhaps bribe you with peapods?

  2. maryhelenc says:

    Congrats on the new home!

    I’m glad the comment was well meaning. My friends always say I’m too tightly wound because I’m trying to balance my crazy life. It takes some doing! But I can’t wait to see how you get the fam together and move to your new home.

    1. K.C. Wise says:

      Remind me to post a picture of my super organized Moleskines. I don’t know what I’d do without these things! 🙂

      1. just googled them-i’m so drooling right now

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