Posted by: thiscait | June 25, 2008

Too Tired to be Tightwads

Tightwad Tuesday is taking a short hiatus due to vacation-induced insanity. It’ll be back by next week, we hope.

On the up side:

  • We’re having lovely visits with various family members featuring fireworks and planting with my mom and baseball with my dad.
  • Natalie is starting to relax around the dogs, walking by them independently, talking to them, and even offering her hand for them to sniff.
  • The frenzied getting into everything that we witnessed the other day was partially related to fatigue and overexcitement about our arrival. With a little more rest and settling in, Natalie is a little less…manic. Which is nice.

On the down side:

  • The process of importing to WP has been less than smooth, so our move has been delayed. They’ve reset the new blog now, so as soon as we can redo stuff and (hopefully) successfully import, we’ll send you to our new address.
  • My mom has pantry moths. Rather thoroughly. Jen and I spent the afternoon/evening cleaning out the pantry, throwing things away, putting other things in bins for observation, washing shelves, etc. More to do tomorrow, though the really intense stuff is finished. While oddly satisfying, it was also more than a little exhausting.
  • My mom got a call yesterday morning from family in Pittsburgh. My uncle’s decades-long battle with HIV/AIDS has ended. This is not unexpected, but still a time of many emotions for my family. We’ll have a memorial service full of his music at the end of July.

And now, we’re off to bed.


  1. so sorry about your Uncle.
    am thinking of you.

  2. I’m so sorry for your loss.

    And pantry moths – ugh. I had to do the same for my mom a few years back… UGH.

  3. So sorry about your uncle. Mine passed away last month, and it was also not unexpected, but it’s so hard.

  4. So sorry for your family’s loss. My uncle also died of AIDS a long time ago. I hope the memorial is healing. Sending love.

  5. I’m so sorry about your uncle.

  6. I’m sorry to hear about your uncle. I hope your time with your family helps bring you all some peace.

  7. sorry to hear of your loss. expected or not, it is always hard. thinking of you guys!

  8. I’m sorry your uncle lost his battle. Even if it is expected, it is hard. Hugs.

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