So, It Happened

We have moved!

We’ve been in our beautiful new home for 6 days, and these have been the most amazing 6 days ever! Feels like we’ve lived here for a while already. Needless to say, we’re settling in very nicely, and the girls are acting like nothing has ever changed.

They’re seriously the best babies, because a lot has changed for them and quickly, and they continue to act like nothing’s going on. What did we ever do to deserve these angels??

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This was taken on our first night in the new house!

Let me start off by pointing out that I am writing this from my lovely, large, and long unused gaming computer, which sat in my daughters’ room for the last year and a half without being used much at all. Having 4 rooms in our new house, one is the dedicated computer room now, and this is where I’m currently sitting, typing away.

Feels great, man.

Our house is, by no means whatsoever, huge. It’s very cozy and intimate, and yet it gives the illusion of being bigger. We have an open-concept downstairs area: the kitchen, dining room, and living room are all open and connected. It’s beautifully done, and there is a good amount of space while still keeping the intimacy of the house.

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The girls and Zelda chilling on the new couch.

The upstairs is where the illusion of a big house comes into play. We have a nice hallway that connects the 4 bedrooms, the bathroom, and the laundry room very gracefully. And the rooms aren’t too big or too small – they’re perfect. Our room is the biggest one, with a  full bathroom and walk-in closet, and it looks absolutely beautiful with the furniture we chose. Across from us, there’s the computer room. Only my computer is up right now, as we still need to find Rick a new computer table. The bathroom is in the middle of the length of the hallway, and we decorated it very nicely in majorly black and white. It looks great with the bronze details in the doorknob and sink. Then we have the guest room, which is all ready to go in case we do have guests, and then the girls’ room.

When I say changes occurred in regards to the girls, I mean they went from sleeping in mini cribs to “toddler beds” when we had to take down the front part of their cribs after they learned how to crawl out of them, to sleeping in a completely different room for a month, to going to yet another completely different room with full-sized twin beds in them. Yep. They’re sleeping in big girl beds. Nobody’s fallen off yet, and they know how to climb up and slide down. Seriously, they’re great and they’re really smart.

The laundry room is at the end of the hallway, and it contains our prized, new washer and dryer we were able to score from Sears at half off before they closed for bankruptcy. It’s a beautiful thing, really.

It still hasn’t fully hit me that this is our house, our new normal. I don’t feel I’ve deserved this house one bit. Sure, I have my pros and I have my good moments, but I’ve also been a terrible person. So I like to think that Rick and the girls deserve it, and I’m just mooching along as I usually do.

Maybe I should talk to my psychiatrist about that. I’m sure it’s just all the good stress of moving that’s hitting me the wrong way. Who knows.

On the plus side of things, I’m really pumped for Christmas! Yeah! Me! Camila! Pumped for Christmas! I had to put up the Christmas tree after only being in the house for 3 days. I even spiraled sparkly, holiday fluffs on the rails on the stairs! I played Christmas music the other morning! Something must be wrong with me!

For those of you who don’t know me, I am not a big fan of this time of the year. I’m usually depressed and unwilling to do anything or see anyone, and I am often found in a corner by myself, observing. Why? Tons of different reasons that I’ll list eventually, but this year has been different. It may be because I am a parent with children old enough to open presents and get excited. It may also be because I am sitting in a gorgeous new house that we just built, and this house just feels life-changing. It may be that I’m finally coming around to enjoying Christmas time. Hell, I even watched a Christmas movie not only once, but three times! And I love it (it’s Netflix’s Christmas Chronicles – seriously amazing movie)! Who knows, and honestly, who even gives a shit. I’m enjoying myself, and that’s all that matters.

I’ve also gone back to editing and writing my book, which gives me more purpose and gives me something to do other than be on social media 24/7. Gave myself 5 years to finish it, and it ain’t gonna finish itself! Especially since I’m completely rewriting it – the original story is a 50-page Word document… I need it to be a trilogy…. Insert crying emoji here. I can do this. Right? Right. Thank you for your faith in me.

So, here we are… Moved, settling in, and happy. Things have fallen into place, things have changed for the better. Life is pretty damn good right now.

 

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