I Don’t Know If I’ve Told You, But We’re Moving

Greetings from Movingville!

Wish you were here!

So that you could haul things!

I can actually appreciate the humor in this part of the process, because at this stage it becomes all about what you can get in the car. Whereas the first phase of moving is all about Being Organized and Packing Boxes Neatly and Labeling Carefully, the second phase is more along the lines of “you know, I really think that if I took out the carseat and folded down the backseat we could probably get two mattresses and an armoire in there. They may hang out of the back window, but that’s fine, because I’ll just secure them by making ropes from my clothes.” 

We do have movers coming Friday to get the big stuff, and all I can say about that is PRAISE THE LORD, OH PRAISE HIS HOLY NAME. 

However, I have to admit that even though moving is tedious, there have been a couple of bright spots. One of those bright spots is this Earth, Wind & Fire song that’s on a Christmas CD that we have. I have listened to it many, many times on the trip between the two houses, and last night I even called my sister in Nashville so that she could boogie down with me as I drove.

Anyhoo. Bright spot #2. Last night when I was on the way home from taking yet another load of stuff to the new house, I had to run in Walgreens for some carpet cleaner. I was way past hungry and knew that there wasn’t anything at home to eat, but I was also too tired to make a decision about where to stop for fast food.

(File under: Pathetic)

So in an act of what can only be termed Dinner Desperation, I bought carpet cleaner, Cheese-Its, and two Take Five candy bars. Never let it be said that I don’t know how to provide some Fine Dining for my husband (Alex is with my parents right now, so he probably had something even more nutritious for supper, something like chocolate Pop Tarts and Coke. With ice cream).

When I got home, I walked in the kitchen and very humbly presented my meager food offerings to D. He grinned and then motioned toward the stove, where I saw a bag from Dairy Queen. And then he opened the freezer to reveal two Blizzards – a small one with Reese’s (for me), and a medium one with Butterfinger (for him) – and all I can say is that my joy, it knew no bounds.

So D pulled some paper plates out of the pantry, and as he was distributing the French fries I said, “You know, nothing says ‘I love you’ like a bag of fast food.”

“It’s true!” he replied. 

And that is why we’re married.

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  1. I would drive to your house right now if I thought there was any of that Reeses Blizzard left.

    I know this will shock you, but that’s my favorite.

  2. MMMMM…..Dairy Queen….You really know how to make a woman with PMS hungry. And our nearest Dairy Queen is 20 minutes away. Drat! Sounds like you have a very thoughtful hubby:) And the EWandF song is very peppy. Got my toes tapping. Good luck with the movers!

  3. Nothing says love like a bag of fast food….well to me he’s a great guy cause #1, he actually thought about it, went to get it, and #2, he thought of you and what you’d really like….let’s all say “aaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwww”. What a great guy he must be!!
    I’m raising my Diet coke in a toast to a truly GREAT move!!! Cheers!

  4. A match made in DQ Country.

  5. And he saved the fried for you AND got you your very own blizzard. That guys a keeper!

  6. What a guy!

  7. Phyllis R. says:

    You always send me on the coolest surfing trips! Loved the EWF clip (and while there, I stayed and watched a clip on a “Twister” and EWF’s “Shining Star” video. I have no life.) Your husband sounds precious. And that DQ/Walgreen’s picnic sounds perfect!

  8. Nutritional nirvana.

    You’ll get back to your normal diet in…oh, a couple of months. BTDT so many times!

    Congrats on the moving day! The new digs look great – blogwise, I mean.

  9. Aw…Y’all had your Christmas early! D. got you just what you wanted, when you really wanted it, and you didn’t even know you wanted it till you saw it. Perfect. And you came bearing Cheezits and candy bars. I think I need a tissue…*sniff sniff*

    Hope the rest of the moving goes smoothly, S. Be careful and don’t reinjure your back. :-)

  10. Well, that explains why my hubby loves me so much. If it weren’t for fast food and Little Debbie, the man would starve.

    Roxanne’s comment cracked me up.

  11. Oh, don’t they always come through when we need them most.
    Good luck with the moving.

  12. It’s THOSE moments, not the bouquet of flowers once a year, that remind you how much you’re loved.

    I worked at Dairy Queen for two months while in high school. Good times.

  13. What a team! DQ with Cheez-Its and Take 5’s for dessert. Add a little candle light and it sounds like heaven to me.
    One of the best gifts I ever got was when my honey went into the 7-11 and came out with a bottle of water and M&M’s when I was having a bad day. I didn’t even have to ask; he was just thinking about me.
    It’s very cool to be loved by a guy like that, isn’t it?!?

  14. can I just say: “awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww”

    That’s so sweet!

    Hope the move continues to go smoothly for you!


  15. Yup, that’s the good stuff.

    I realized anew just what a keeper I had two weeks ago when our Little Man was very, very sick, my hubby and I had just got over the stomach flu ourselves two days before, I realized I was coming down with a cold, the house looked like a bomb went off inside, I was still in my jammies at 5pm, the stove was void of any type of food simmering for dinner, and what did my guy come home with? Not flowers, not a mushy card… but a half gallon of Breyer’s Cookies’n’Cream. Time stood still, the music swelled to crescendo, puffy white clouds surrounded us as we gazed into each others’ eyes. That was love if anything is.

  16. You truly DO have a great guy there! :)

    First I’m entertained by your post…then by the comments!

    And you know…I haven’t had a Blizzard in goodness knows how long. I’m way too deprived…except right now our temps are at freezing so I’m thinking more in line with something warm…do they make Hot Blizzards?

  17. When we moved 2 years ago, we spent all week hauling as much small stuff and boxes as we could in the car so that for the few precious hours on Saturday morning that we had help and a truck, we could really kick butt on moving the heavy stuff like the piano and furniture, and not waste time and labor on boxes and clothes.

    I would gladly help you move stuff. I’m there in spirit. And sitting on my duff in body :)

  18. Hilarious!

  19. Love the “nothing says ‘I love you’ like a bag of fast food.” Why can’t I think of lines like that? The best line I so far told my wife goes like:

    Me: “I love you very much from the bottom of my heart.”

    My wife: “I love you, too, honey. But can you learn to cut your own nails?”



  20. Well, I hate moving…we have owned 6 houses in our almost 18 years (next week) of marriage. That doesn’t include the condo we rented for over 2! Good thing you are having movers come…they are a God send.

    BTW, that man is a keeper! LOL

  21. What a guy!!! :)

  22. I think it probably says something really bad about me that I would likely marry the first man who brought me a Brownie Batter Blizzard, but I don’t much care. ;)

    Hope the moving goes as smoothly as possible and that there are plenty more moments you can look back on fondly later!

  23. Mmmmmmmm…take 5’s are my favorite candybar and butterfinger blizzards are the best. What a great hubby! Good luck with the move. I am really weird because I love to move (well, actually I really love the new place setting up part) and I would come help you in an instant if I could!

  24. AAAAWWW! That is so sweet! He’s a keeper! Now I gotta head to DQ ’cause all of a sudden I’m craving fries and blizzards!

  25. T’s on a major health kick. I don’t think he’s seen fast food in about 4 months. But I have and he loves me anyway. I just keep reminding him I’m vuluptous(sp?). =)

  26. Mmm. Dairy Queen.

    We moved into our current house when I was eight-months pregnant, and substitute teaching for a friend full-time so he could go to Asia to adopt his son. Five classes a day and no lesson plans.

    The closest I have ever come to an anxiety attack was when, in the midst of all this, I also had to address the thank-you notes for my baby shower. It almost pushed me over the edge.

    I hope things calm down for you soon.

  27. What a great story!?!? I definately love those moments.

  28. Oh that Blizzard sounds so good.

  29. I get “funny envy” every time I read this blog. I keep vowing to not come back because I just sin!

  30. I am a new fan, mainly converted by your Earth, Wind and Fire song.

  31. I haven’t been by in a very long time. Congratulations on your move and and even bigger congratulations on your fine selection in hubby’s!!! Isn’t it wonderful that they can be so sweet, thoughtful AND romantic… without even realizing that’s what they’ve done!

    Hope you get to settle into your new home as quickly and SANELY as possible. Sounds like you have a great start!

    Blessings! – Kari

  32. Happy BIG moving day today! Can’t wait to hear how things are going/have gone.

  33. Yep- he’s a keeper! So you had fast food, blizzards, a candy bar and cheese its for dinner. too funny!
    Have fun moving. Soon you get to unpack… ugh!!!!!!!!!!!

  34. YUMMY!

    I love groovin’ with Earth, Wind, & Fire, too!

  35. Smart man that husband of yours… :)

    Continuing to pray as you settle into the new home!

  36. Now that is a love story if I’ve ever heard one!