Monday, October 16, 2006
We are moving THIS weekend. I am thrilled to be moving back to one of my favorite places, and I love our new house, but I am completely over-whelmed at all I still need to do! I have been thinking about one of one of my favorite sayings, "Anyone can eat an elephant one bite at a time." So here's my plan: I will work one emptying one room at a time. The bedrooms shouldn't be too bad, since I worked them over pretty thoroughly so we could show the house. I need to cut the toys down to one or two each child, and allow them to keep one coloring book out each, as well as the crayons. I think that and the movies should keep them entertained sufficiently for the week. (Thank heavens we got rid of all the DVD cases and put all the disks in a HUGE CD cover. It will be a cinch to move!) As for clothes, I do have the kids clothes in suitcases, but I need to do the laundry again, and pack up the remaining excess.
Here's one of my biggest dilemmas: how do I pack up all my pots and pans when I still need to cook? I have not found a satifactory answer for this yet. Even if I pre-cooked everything or made freezer meals, I still need something to warm things up in. I hesitate to go the frozen, packaged food route, but maybe now would be a good time to consider it. I don't know if that's something our budget can handle, at present.
My other big worry is all the PAPERS I have everywhere. I don't have time to go through them, yet I hate the idea of transferring clutter from one house to the next. Maybe my perfectionism is getting in the way. Bleh! Alright, I will suck it up, and just start filling boxes, junk and all. (Don't do today what you can put off until tomorrow???)
Well, I realize this isn't an inspiring entry, but it's helping me sort things out in my stressed and cluttered brain, so it was worth it to write!
By-the-by, the above picture is of our new home. We are calling it "Nestlewood." The kids are ecstatic about the yard and trees.
Just five days to go!