Things are moving along. Literally. We are loading up about half of our wordly possessions into a truck this afternoon. And then, of course, we will need to get them to another state. And unload them. So there is that. But we have friends to look after the cat, and need to take Mariam to visit a school in Massachusetts on Thursday anyway, so it just made good sense to load up people and puppy and move a few things now. The rest of the move, which I suspect will be the larger undertaking, will be in a couple of weeks. But before that happens, we have to do important things like watching this guy I live with graduate from medical school and what not.
One of the fun things about moving (there are some fun things, right?) is all of the forgotten treasures that you dig up while sorting through stuff and throwing things into boxes. My hands-down favorite in this department at the moment are a set of invoices and cancelled checks that my dad saved from my adoption. Apparently, it cost about 1,200 dollars to secure the necessary paperwork for the permanent parenting of yours truly. On some level, I find this so hilarious that I struggle to even put it into words. Like, "such a bargain!" Oh, man. I wonder if my mom still thinks that? Ha!
I also think it is fantastic that my dad saved the actual, physical cancelled checks that he wrote to the adoption agency. Such a strange and relatively awesome family artifact to find myself in posession of. And, with him being an accountant and all, it is also a perfectly appropriate example of his brand of sentimentality.
Which really, is also my kind of sentimentality, I suppose. I don't go much for the really mushy stuff. But, show me a quirky, weird, or otherwise unexpected little nostalgic tidbit you've stashed somewhere, and I am all yours.
Wednesday will be the last day for the big Alphabet Glue May moving sale! Any and all issues of Alphabet Glue are on sale through Wednesday night. Enter "may25" at checkout for 25% off. There are lots and lots of great book recommendations, printable pages and fun science and craft projects in there; perfect for getting busy with the small folk this summer!