Thursday, March 30, 2006

Thursday Thirteen - Moving

I’m trying to psyche myself up for our impending move due to my husband’s job – it will be either Harrisburg, PA or Richmond, VA. Should find out which in the next two weeks. So, here are 13 good things about moving. *sigh*

1. Get to meet new people and hopefully make good friends

2. Get to explore a different city

3. Looking at homes for sale is fun

4. Get a piece of new jewelry (part of the “move contract” Husband and I have, lol)

5. Whether it’s PA or VA, I’ll still be closer to my best friend in Charlottesville, VA (obviously Richmond is my first pick)

6. If it’s VA, the weather will be more enjoyable than here (Ohio)

7. If it’s PA, I’ll still only be 3 ½ hrs. away from my aunt and many cousins in Pittsburgh

8. If it’s VA, we’ll only be a couple of hours away from my inlaws and this is actually a good thing – they’re great people

9. If it’s VA, we’d be in the same city as Husband’s sister who is moving to Richmond May 1st for her job (she works for a different company – what are the chances we’d BOTH move there?? Weird)

10. Husband is really, really nice to me for months after a move

11. As Husband climbs the ladder, each house gets nicer and nicer with each move

12. Husband will be getting a promotion which makes him happy which makes me happy and proud of him

13. Can’t really say it better than Forrest – Moving is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get. Here’s hoping they’re all caramels instead of that unidentifiable barely edible nougat stuff.


Blogger Carmen said...

Well, I live in Va, so I'll be hoping for Va for you. :) I went to school in Charlottesville! I love it there, and you'll be close to your friend!

My list is up

3/30/2006 9:38 AM  
Blogger The Gradual Gardener said...

To heck with caramels...I'm wishing you a box full of fancy Godiva truffles!

3/30/2006 10:23 AM  
Blogger Norma said...

What!? You don't like Ohio's weather where we can count on 37% sunshine whether or not we deserve it?

Good luck with the move; Ohio will miss you. I haven't moved that often, but I would choose to look on the happy reasons to make it easier. And every time we did move (even as a child) life always got better.

3/30/2006 10:42 AM  
Blogger Denise said...

I've always enjoyed moving. I love fresh starts!

Good luck!

Happy Thursday!
Mine are up.

3/30/2006 11:26 AM  
Anonymous Karen said...

I've moved lots, too. it's not the worst thing. at least you've got that jewelry clause!! thanks for stopping by!

3/30/2006 12:02 PM  
Blogger karen! said...

I loved my ex-boyfriend's parents, and I wish I didn't have to break up with them too. I would have loved to keep them as in-laws but not keep the guy. Oh well, guess it doesn't work that way.
Now, my husband's parent live close, like 5 minutes away, and it's not always a bad thing. They are pretty good to have around, but sometimes they interfere, like Everybody Loves Raymond, so much!
Good luck with the move. I love looking at new houses too.

3/30/2006 12:10 PM  
Blogger nyasha said...

every 4 years we move as well, it is great to get to meet new people and experience new cultures and places. am sure you will love you will love it there - if not, there is always the new jewelry you got. ;)

3/30/2006 12:22 PM  
Blogger Sherri said...

Hope your move goes well! Thanks for dropping by my site:)

3/30/2006 12:27 PM  
Blogger Chaotic Mom said...

Because of my hubby's job, we move a lot, too. It's been fun, but I'm tired now. Good news is, next move WE will get to choose the location. Hmmm... Been to so many good places. Which to choose?

Thanks for visiting my T13! ;)

3/30/2006 12:34 PM  
Blogger stacey said...

My hat is off to you for being so positive about the whole thing. I hate to move (the packing part) but looking at new houses is a lot of fun, and it sounds like your hubbie is sensitive to your feelings. I'll be rooting for VA for you, just because I'm a southern girl. Good luck to you!
My TT is up.

3/30/2006 12:45 PM  
Blogger Master Enigma said...

Richmond, VA is excellent. I have cousins that live there.

Glad you like your in-laws. I think mine are the best people in the world.

My own 13 is busy taking a small bite out of ever candy in the box at

3/30/2006 1:23 PM  
Blogger Kimmy said...

Well, I'm glad you can find the positive things with another move. And I'm glad you'll be closer to family and friends.

Number 11 and 12... always nice ;)

Hopin' it's VA!

Thanks for stopping by my 13!

3/30/2006 1:31 PM  
Blogger Courtney said...

Good luck to you, wherever it may turn out to be! Sounds like you are keeping a positive attitude about the move. Mmmm...chocolates...I like the cream ones (vanilla cream, strawberry cream, etc) Yum, now I want a box of chocolates. lol

3/30/2006 1:58 PM  
Blogger Pink Chihuahua Princess said...

Its so great that you have such a good attitude. I lived in D.C. for awhile which is right there by VA. I loved it and hopefully you will love your new home too.

Thanks for stopping by my TT. Happy Thursday!

3/30/2006 2:31 PM  
Blogger Sheri said...

Great list. I think moving is such a fun adventure.

3/30/2006 3:18 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Good luck with the move! And what a great outlook - moving is an opportunity!

My 13 are up.

3/30/2006 3:32 PM  
Blogger Lazy Daisy said...

Hope it's Virginia..I live 45 minutes from Charlottesville and 2 hours from Richmond. I'll keep my fingers crossed for Richmond!

3/30/2006 4:12 PM  
Blogger Tanya said...

You've certainly got the right attitude for the move. Enjoy it! I'm excited for you.

Thanks for visiting my 13.

3/30/2006 4:29 PM  
Blogger Suz said...

What a positive list!

Sounds like you are routing for VA. Love the jewelry in contract one :-)

Good Luck to you wherever this move shall bring you!

Hugs Suz

3/30/2006 5:29 PM  
Anonymous Melanie said...

Good luck on your move!

3/30/2006 5:40 PM  
Anonymous Karin said...

It's good that you're thinking positively :)

3/30/2006 5:46 PM  
Blogger Libragirl said...

As someone who is moving as we speak, I feel your pain, and the enjoyment.

I hate packing

3/30/2006 9:54 PM  
Blogger Titanium said...

:) Enjoyed reading your list.

3/30/2006 10:09 PM  
Blogger EmilyRoseJewel said...

moves definitely bring uncertaintly. I hope wherever you land that joy and happiness are abundant! Come visit my blog!

3/30/2006 11:01 PM  
Blogger Mama B said...

I love how you're being positive about the move!!!

3/31/2006 3:00 AM  
Blogger Just another American Expat said...

Well, I biased. Virginia is home and being a native Virginian with roots that date back to the American Revolution, let me please recommend Old Virginia.

Richmond, however, would not be my first choice of locations. I prefer the coast, Northern Va, and the Shenandoah Valley, but at least in Richmond you are in a central enough location to all that. And remember…Virginia is for Lovers.

Anyway, I hope it works out for you.

3/31/2006 4:27 AM  
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Yeah, moving is fun. Everything new and exciting.

3/31/2006 7:48 AM  

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