Coming to a Halt

According to the time line we are almost at the end of the ride. This thing I’ve called roller coaster is finally coasting to a stop. We are nine days away from being home owners. Nine days and three steps closer to a new craziness. I’m okay with that because it’s different from the old craziness. Anything is better than the old craziness. All that is left is packing and signing. Packing and more signing. Three days and the ride comes to a halt.

According to the time line I can stop celebrating the craziness that was my landmark birthday. This thing I’ve called turning forty is finally finished. I’m now forty and a few days. Soon it will be forty and a few weeks; a few months. Old news. I celebrated with my husband hunting for house wares and making homemade brownies. I celebrated with the ladies and got to hear my favorite drum solo. I celebrated with my mom with steamed lobsters, chocolate whoopie pies and a big 4 candle. It was perfect – all of it – but now it’s time to move on.

There are other things coming to a halt in my life. Things that have run their course and run out of time. Promises made, promises broken. I should be bothered but I’m not. I’ve been here before. The path is not new. I don’t need a map. While it all makes me sad I am not surprised.


5 Comments on “Coming to a Halt”

  1. Manda says:

    I am so happy for you!!! that’s awesome. Perhaps when this winter weather subsides a bit and we don’t have to worry about snow storms ruining our plans, we can get together. I would love to see the new house (even just the outside, if you’re not moved in yet whenever I see you!) and google maps my new route, so I can stop almost-forgetting to turn at the fence place and going back…as I usually do. 🙂

  2. gr4c5 says:

    Hi Sweetie! Definitely come for a visit. Closing *might* be pushed back due to a small snafu, but if all goes well it will still be in the month of Feb. A march visit would be awesome! I think we actually moved 20 minutes closer to you. Directions are WAY easier. 🙂 No fences to speak of.

  3. Manda says:

    well either way, new house or old, here or there, I just want to see you. Tell your husband he’d better watch out–I’m getting better at rock band 2 every day and might just insist on playing with him again. If we could plan anything in advance ever I would try to grab a long weekend in March–but you’re always so darn busy that perhaps more than a quick overnight is too much to hope for!

  4. gr4c5 says:

    when do u get a break?

  5. Manda says:

    never!!! I am taking a week off in April and the week of memorial day as well. I have 2.5 more vacation days that I have to use before…the beginning or the end of June, I don’t remember exactly. Otherwise they go into extended illness bank never to be heard from again.

    But I can take 1 of those days whenever the days are available, so I can check the calendar at work and let you know if there are any days available…if there’s nothing right now we can always plan something longer in advance for May or June.


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