I'm amazed as I look at my current word count that it's gone up at all over the past week. I've only written a couple thousand words, but I've been totally preoccupied with our upcoming relocation so I guess that's not too bad.
I'm getting really overwhelmed at the thought of getting our house ready to rent out and finding another one to move into. Fortunately, we're using a property management company for our house, but I still have to go through and do touch up paint and major cleaning and organizing.
And as far as the moving goes, I've been told that if I have a drawer full of trash in my house (Do I have any of those? Of course I do. They're called junk drawers for a reason!) then the movers will pack up the trash and cart it across the country and dump it back into a drawer on the other end. That fact combined with the weight limit that we have to stick to, has turned me into a professional de-junker. I am filling up garbage cans right and left!
I also have to sell my car (we only want to drive one across the country). Which, considering it's getting pretty old, isn't the saddest thing in the world, but I do love my Honda, and it only has 120,000 miles on it. It was a great car to get us through grad school, and I'm feeling a bit sentimental about it. Weird, I know. Who doesn't want a new car right?
Then there's the fact that we've been feeling really strongly that would should finish up the paperwork for a second adoption. I've been working on it bit by bit over the past year, but all of the sudden I have this desire to hurry and finish it! Last time that happened was the same time Benjamin's birth mother became pregnant with him, so I'm thinking maybe there's a baby out there that needs to come to our home. That's, of course, very exciting, but the timing is a bit crazy!
The result of all this is that my writing is suffering a bit. Oh well. Living life is more important than writing about it, right? But man I sure do miss my long writing days... I think I'm going to have to resort to late nights or early mornings pretty soon. And I do love sleep, but I miss the writing more.