Amarillo by Morning

I’m now in Amarillo and happily living in my house. Except it feels like a big storage unit because it’s still filled with boxes. I’ve gotten quite a bit of unpacking done but there’s still a lot of organizing to do and some of it I can’t get done until I can purchase a few organizational tools and that’s not going to happen until after I get my first paycheck (maybe even second). So, storage unit living it is.

I have some time and motivation to get stuff done today but I’m finding that I’m not sure what to work on because every project I have to start is going to take more than a day and I don’t want to 1/2 start anything new. So, I wander around my house, trying to figure out what’s next and waste time. In the words of the comic strip Cathy, “ACK!”

I’ve started band stuff with the leadership and drumline camps last week. Both went very well and I’m really looking forward to getting started with all the kiddos. One foreseeable problem – how am I going to function during marching rehearsal with these insane allergies I’ve developed? And taking allergy medication isn’t working. I’m hoping it’s actually just my body adjusting to the drier air and once my body is used to it, my nose will stop running. It’s really annoying in the mean time.

Okay, time to wander the house a little more. I do have to do laundry, put away clean dishes and go to the grocery store so I have that.

Love you, mean it!
~C

Movin’ right along

Well, I’m moving. Again.

In case you didn’t see the FB post, I’ve been hired as the Director of Bands at Tascosa HS, a 5A high school in Amarillo, TX. I’m really excited about the new job! We have a BAND-tastic creative team in place with Daniel Montoya, Jr., composer, Daniel Wiles, drill writer, and Nick Angelis writing the drum book. I have an amazing staff (minus one for the brief moment) and an incredibly supportive administration. What else could a girl want?

MOVERS. I hate packing and I have a lot of stuff! I have plenty of boxes and packing material and I’m very blessed to have Angela helping me pack this weekend. I’m also very blessed that my current landlord is letting me store my packed boxes in an empty unit in my building. That helps SO MUCH because it gives me room to keep building and packing boxes. I can do this.

I’m picking up the truck on Monday and the movers are coming Monday afternoon to load the truck and we leave on Tuesday morning for Amarillo via Austin. Clipford has been in Austin with my parents then with my sister and brother-in-law so I’m picking him up on my way to Amarillo on Tuesday.

Any suggestions on how to move plants? I have quite a few of various sizes that will need to be moved and because I need to leave room in my car for Clipford and his stuff, I don’t think I’ll be able to put them in my car. I’ve put a lot of work into potting and caring for them, I’d hate to leave them behind.

Okay, I’m grungy and tired so more packing will happen tomorrow. For now, shower then bed. G’night.

Love you, mean it!
~C