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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Swagger Wagon

We're moving. Have I mentioned that yet? This is the reason for my mute blog as of late. That and I'm finishing the edits on Operation Bonnet. Oh, friends. I can't wait for you to read this one and it's not just because my livelihood depends on it. It's also because I really think you'll like it. More on that (and the cover image!) coming soon.

In the meantime, I can wield a tape gun like a samurai.

Seriously. I'm fast. There have been a few mishaps, like my left hand having only three fingers now and the time I "accidentally" enclosed Thea in a well-taped box. But otherwise, I'm super great at it.

We're only moving about a mile away from our current residence, which makes people say, "Oh, that's nice. That will be much easier." Those people, though well-intentioned, are on crack. Because we still have to PHYSICALLY MOVE everything to the NEW HOUSE. It's not as if I can, a month from now, stand in the new kitchen and say, "Oh, shoot. Forgot the mixer. I'll just run over and get it on my way to Redbox." First, the mixer will need to move when I do, and second, I'd only know a Redbox by its current listings of animated full-length features. So double depressing errand.

I'm actually thrilled out of my mind to be moving to this particular home. The whole process has been an enormous blessing from start to finish and we are very, very excited to be starting this next chapter of the Stuart Family Escapades. And I'm sure Thea, for one, will be really happy in her new home after I unwrap her on moving day.

Before I try to find a Mitch-sized box, I leave you with this. It appears Marc and I have competition. Swagger on, dear friends. Swagger on.

If you'd like the wide-screen clip, click here. Thanks to Stacey P. for alerting me to this day-making video.


  1. hahahahahhahaha! :D

    Happy moving! Even if it suggest I may be on crack, I'm glad you're not moving far away. :)

  2. Best of luck with the move!! Hi to Marc and the kids: hugs to you!

  3. Dude, the Swagger family's got nothin' compared to the Stuart family. Nothin'.


  4. p.s. your link only goes to a 36 sec. version.

  5. Thanks, Sarah. I LOVE that you are so organized that you (a) comment and (b) help me in in your comment. Can you please complete my move? Everyone at this house would be SO much happier with you in charge. I promise.

  6. Thanks for the update! I hope to be a tape gun samurai like you some day soon! Thea is welcome to come play with Jane if she ever gets unwrapped :)

  7. We're moving now too!! (Ugh.) That explains the silence on my blog and the lack of visits to your blog. We're moving two towns away (Since we live on the East Coast, means just fifteen minutes from here.) and I completely agree: IT IS NOT EASIER. To boot, it feels much less adventurous than a cross-country or international move. (Paris, anyone?) Nevertheless, I'm glad you're uber-excited about the new house! I am too. :)

  8. We move A LOT for my husband's job. We've even moved to Hawaii and back...that was a big move. But the worst moves EVER?! Well, those would be the in-city moves. You don't get to rest between the packing and the unpacking. And the filling of the minivan with mini-loads over and over and over. I feel your pain and hope to never experience it myself again.

  9. I hope your move went well! My own move out was stressful, and only 1 person came to my housewarming party.

  10. You didn't leave a kid behind in the chaos did you? I mean, I don't know who would do that... *cough*

    Hope you're settled in! :)

    P.S. I'll be @ Chicago in May

  11. good luck with the move
    happy to find you here and on facebook