Thursday, August 21, 2008

Crazy full moon


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This full moon has thrown me into a funk. I have been all weepy about little things. Good things like seeing the kids asleep in their OWN beds. Crazy things like 'am I EVER going to finish getting this house together?"...Sappy things like 'Will I ever make new friends here?' Everyone seems like they already have all the friends they need. See...I am getting weepy just typing this.
So the other night, the kitchen was cleaned....the kids were in bed.....all was well in the Tuesday Update household. I stepped out onto the deck. There it was: the full moon....shining down on me in all its glory. I ran inside and grabbed my camera and tripod. I keep the camera out because you never know when that Kodak moment will come. Seeing that great big full moon put things in perspective.

I know eventually I will have this house turned into a home, clean and organized as always. The kids will eventually sleep in their own beds, even if they are teenagers by the time it finally happens! Finally, as one wise military wife told me (the one who introduced me to Husband), "You never know who will be your new best friend." I can honestly say that at every single post we have ever lived I have made at LEAST one lifelong friend. Sometimes I have made more than one. So, yes, I will make friends here as well..

I just need to let these full moon phases pass and soon it will all fall into place. Into its properly labeled place!

22 comments:

Chris said...

The life you live is a tough one. Uprooting your life on a semi regular basis can be traumatic. But, friends will come -- you can never have too many friends. Sometimes it's nice to know that some things never change -- like the moon.
This is a cool shot.

MamaGeek said...

LOVE. IT.

Of course you know it's just a matter of time before everything is settled, but I feel ya - it's that uncertainty of it all that makes it unknown. And if ANYONE can organize, tis YOU.

Sarah Brooks said...

Heck, I've lived in this house for a year on Sunday and I am still waiting for things to be clean and organized. I think you may have just motivated me to kick it up a notch! What a beautiful shot!

Joanna said...

How pretty!

Most of my friends live in my computer! I know it's a lonely time right now but things will turn around. You've had a wild and crazy summer - it was going to catch up eventually. Drink some wine and relax knowing this bump in the road will pass. {{hugs}}

Susan said...

I can't imagine how tough that must be. I have a couple friends who are military wives but they have been fortunate enough to not have to move around too much.
We moved around a lot when I was growing up and I know how tough being in a new place can be. It does get better though so find joy in the constants in your life until it does.

Lindsay said...

So Simple, yet SO beautiful. Awesome.

Monogram Queen said...

Love the moon shot and don't let it get you down Tommie!

CrackerJacks said...

One of these days I hope to have a picture like yours. I still cannot figure out how to photograph the moon for a shot like this! Any pointers!?

Love it!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

Great story - and hey, once you have it figured out how to get your kids to sleep in their own beds, will you give me the secret??? Great PSF!

Desert Diva said...

I'm sorry that you are experiencing sadness in your new surroundings. It must be extremely difficult to pack up and move leaving not only your home, but the security of your friends (and a local Starbucks).

Starting over is difficult, but if anyone can do it with grace and style you can.

We apparently have the same camera (Canon XTi) and you "nailed" the photo of the moon. It's outstanding!

Fleur de Lisa said...

That is a great shot, Tommie! Well done. :)

Ugh, I can relate to the moving around. I know how hard it is. But I know there are some great new people out there just waiting to meet you!

Janet said...

First of all, what a gorgeous shot! Secondly, I know the feeling about friends (and full moon-itis). Hang in there!

Jennifer, Playgroups Are No Place For Children said...

Maybe this is what's wrong with me! I'm in such a funk...maybe it IS the full moon.

Robyn said...

Goregous photo. I never thought mch about the phases of the moon until I got my job, you can totally tell when it is going to be a full moon. I'm sure everything will find its place once it passes.

Peter Dyrholm said...

you are soo right. Gotta keep that camera handy at all times. Packing it up in styrofoam and all doesn't do any good at all.

Great photo even though it's not really as easy as you make it look :-)

Pennies In My Pocket said...

That shot is gorgeous. I'm so sorry that you've been feeling down lately. Moving stinks. I moved to a new house in town and can't seem to get things 'together'...it's been several weeks and it still looks like we just moved in.

Hang in there...easier said than done sometimes. Your new friend is waiting for you, too. :-)

~melody~

Ryanne said...

getting settled always takes me forever too. That moon shot is incredible. Sometimes it takes small things to put our lives back into perspective!

Libby said...

Tommie, first, that capture of the moon is stop-me-in-my-tracks gorgeous!

Second: Transitioning is such a challenge, believe me, I know where you're coming from on this one! And it is particularly hard on those of us who like to have everything in order because it always requires allowing for some (a lot) chaos. The good news is that the chaos never lasts, you're exactly right, things will settle down and become organized and you will make friends. Take a deep breath, pour yourself a glass of wine, and enjoy the good stuff that you have right now, like your family and that amazing view of the moon. {{hugs}}

Golightly said...

Awesome shot of the moon, I didn't even realize there was one this week. Maybe that's my problem.

I come from a military family, I didn't like moving so often, either. To this day I hate moving.

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Super good capture of the moon. I really need a tripod..... I tried so hard the other night to get a decent shot of the moon cause it looked SO cool...... Having a little moon jealously here!

Alexandria said...

I'm wishing you luck on making your house a HOME. It will happen. You'll meet some fantastic people and make lots of friends.

On a Limb with Claudia said...

((hug)) You've been through so much this summer and in the last couple of years. Any normal person would cry all the time. I think you are due a few nights of weepiness.