Sofie. Isn't she gorgeous? She has awesome, thick hair, and a sweet little mouth, and dark eyes, and the longest fingers and toes! I haven't met her yet, but it will be soon! We'll be flying out to Texas in a month for her blessing, and Aidan's baptism, and a wonderful visit with Ian and Jessica. I can't wait!
I just had a little bit of fun playing around with Sofie's imaginary box in my layout... trying to get the shading 'just so', and in the process, I temporarily forgot what I was doing, and flattened and saved the layout, without saving all my layers as I always do. (sigh). I just have to let it go, and be glad I have two saved files, even though I can no longer edit what I've done. Keeping fingers crossed that there are no typos!
Speaking of letting things go, this reminds me to share that the really big event in our lives is going on in our house in Moorpark, where Bruce is valiantly organizing and packing our possessions to sell, and to go into storage. He has hired an estate company to liquidate most of our stuff. I can't even believe how much crap we have! Each evening, we spend a couple of hours together on FaceTime, where he shows me stuff, and I make the decision of what to keep, what to throw away, and what to sell. I'm really being brave, and selling the vast majority of my treasures. (and JUNK). Some of it is really hard, much of it is a relief! But the hours Bruce and I spend together electronically, is nothing compared to the hours he has put into this move. We've moved 6 times in our marriage, and all of them have been big moves, but, even though we are taking very few things with us to New Jersey, this is the biggest move yet. That's because there has been so much more to do. More stuff. Bigger house. No professional movers to do the work. More household repairs and details. And did I mention more stuff? Moving often makes people take stock of their lives, and what's really important. Do we need all the junk, or just the necessities of life? I'm enjoying living a simpler existence in the little apartment in New Jersey, and hope this continues in the future. I never want Bruce to have to go through anything like this again. I can't believe everything he has gotten done! There will be an enormous estate sale at our house next weekend, and then on the following Tuesday, Bruce will get on a plane, and fly to the East Coast, where we will finally be together again! I can't wait! Words just don't express how appreciative I am of my sweet husband and how hard he works, and how difficult this whole thing has been for him. Here I am, sitting in my little apartment, watching movies on Hulu in the evenings, while he paints, and spackles, and repairs, and replaces, and packs, and stacks, and wraps, and organizes, and lugs, and climbs, and hammers, and sweats. He's my hero, and when he comes out here, I want him to just relax. I'll try to keep my requests for hammering or repairing to a minimum!