This is my final Monday in the Midwest!
Tonight, I sit here eating a couple of cookies and drinking a glass of milk, reminiscing about my last nine years living in the Midwest. In less than five days, I will be loading up the final items into my car and hitting the road to move back to Big Sky Country (for those who are unaware, that is Montana). I have been a whole barrel of emotions the last few days because of this ... stressed, anxious, excited, and maybe even a little bit crazy. I don't remember myself having quite so many mixed emotions on any of my previous moves. Of course, this one may be the last interstate move in a long time. This move is also taking me to the state that I was born and raised, and where a large portion of my family currently resides. I am finally returning to the mountains, and that alone brings tears of joy to my eyes. Yet, I also experience a few tears of sadness for leaving the Midwest. It has served me well overall, with my friends, the books, my experiences, and everything in between . . . even during the really, really difficult times.
Seriously, what is up with all this emotion?!? I am not usually this emotional!
Needless to say, the boxes are almost all packed. I only have a few things left to do and then a good cleaning. Then, we hit the road, where we will be for at least three days. The next time I am back here for the weekly maunderings, I will be sitting in my new home --- one that I have never seen, I might add! --- probably without furniture, but HOME! In the meantime, I will be still be posting a few things here on the blog. I'm still working to schedule a few items, including my wrap-up of Sit Down & Write. And, be sure to be watching for some special guest articles from my fellow bloggers in my new (temporary) feature, Moving Books(es).
I will leave you with a quick reading update . . . my FINAL reading update from the Midwest! I finished reading Club Dead by Charlain Harris as well as listening to The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker. I am now in the midst of Dead to the World by Charlain Harris and for my audio, The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. I will likely be continuing with the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlain Harris as we hit the road, but I am considering a re-read of something as well. Since I will be finishing up the book packing tomorrow, I will see what I still have left on my shelves before deciding what this re-read may be.
Until next week, wish me luck on yet another BIG move!
What are your BIG plans this week? What are you reading these days?