So, moving has been quite interesting as we went two other places before finally settling into Ohio on Wednesday morning this week. Though we just got our things moved and set up in the hotel room, that same night we got into the car and drove all the way to West Virginia to make a Thanksgiving appearance at my childhood home. After spending the holiday with friends and loved ones, we drove back and are just now getting comfortable in our room.
Without my tea, I don't think I'd have survived any of this. The extra energy I get when I drink Diet Bach Tea is such a wonderful bonus. It is much better than any energy drink because it doesn't come with a cloudy period or a crash of any kind. With a mug in hand, I was able to power through several moves.
First, we went from Maryland to South Dakota. I was a bit bummed out at that point since I thought we were just going to be stuck there instead of in Ohio as promised. We stayed in a La Quinta, but the pool area was closed, so there was little to do. From South Dakota, we moved to Texas. There, I had a mini meltdown that I can't really explain. I see now that it was completely irrational, but in the moment I felt justified in yelling and crying. We had to stay in a place called Relax Inn. It was a motel rather than a hotel, meaning the room door was straight to the outside. That was strike one. When we stepped in, it absolutely reeked of cigarette smoke, the walls weeped tar that had to be decades old, there were burn holes in the comforter and on the carpet. That was strike two. I sighed heavily and went in anyway, needing to use the restroom. When I closed the door behind myself, the corner was filthy, like they had mopped without closing the door to the bathroom for years. Strike three, I immediately burst into tears and scream out like a banshee that I can't live there. I had a fit for nearly half an hour before I calmed down. It had been years since I experienced a tantrum like that one, and luckily I got over myself. Finally, we were able to mob to the new site in Ohio, much nearer to family.
Because our new location was so close to home, we decided to visit for the holiday despite my significant other not getting a week of vacation like he had been given last year and the year before. Shortly after unpacking our things into our new room, we trudged back to the car and were West Virginia bound. Thanksgiving was spent with my side of the family and things went well. Dinner was prepared by my grandmother, and it was amazing as always. Once we had eaten a bit of everything, we got back into the car and returned to the current job location.
Life has been so very busy lately, but I am grateful to be breathing.