The big move.
Hopefully this is it and we can finally settle in what we hope to be our last home and put this moving every 2 year deal behind us.
That means packing. Lots of packing.
You see, in the last move, we had professional packers and movers use their expertise and I just sat and observed and loved every moment of it. Not this time, though. So, what am I thinking? Seriously! This packing is NOT just packing up boxes and putting them in a pile. Noway. It is MORE like "Do I need this? Why? or Why not? Who should I give it to? Goodwill? A friend?" It is more of a reorganization of my entire house contents.
This new home (which looks similar to The Waltons house--do you remember them? Yeah, showing my age...) which I love from the start is also a home that is particularly smaller in size than our previous 2 homes. Mind you, that also includes 4 additional children so.....we are purging as well. Getting rid of major items like dressers, desks, bunk beds that were about to break any day etc...
We made 3 runs to the dump with our van load of items. I had to part with a very special piece of furniture that holds so many memories. That was hard. It was my grandmothers' little kitchen table and chairs. It was not big and I thought we could find a place for it...but we couldn't. It just does not fit inside our new home. It has nowhere to go. So, off it went. Oh, and here is a plug for my grandmother, who is 99 years old! She is still tickin' away and did not want to celebrate a birthday party since she celebrated her 90th...until she turns 100 years old. As though, reaching 95 or 98 or 99 was not a reason to celebrate! Oh, those older grandmothers have been through so much-they are so strong. God bless her.
Anyway, back to packing. It is basically ALL ME PACKING ALL BY MYSELF with lots of kidos helping to pack...if you get my drift...helping. They are doing sort of okay...the older ones. But the younger ones make my life a bit interesting in learning patience and do-overs.
1 box packed....2 boxes unpacked....
Up till today, we were right on schedule with our school work, which is a pleasant surprise. But not today, we will have to double up tomorrow's work to get it all done this week.
Without helpers around, I am resorting to alternative babysitters. Leapfrog Leapster (hey! at least its learning!) and little hand held Jumpstart video games (again, learning!) and then Pixtar too. I hid these away after finding them at the good ol' Thrift Store that I rave about! I got them all for under $5 each. Crazy good deals, huh!??!?! Well, this momma has to pack.
My hubby, where is my hubby? you ask? He is around. Yes, indeed. The huge blessing is allowing him to work a few days from home. It has actually worked out for us. WE are shocked! But I guess he is just used to loudness on a daily basis so he can learned how to concentrate with it all. The only tricky part is when he has a phone call to make. I am a super mean Momma then!!!
Christmas in October? Yup! In this house, it is. I am resorting to letting them watch Christmas classics, such as Rudolph etc....The classics from the 1950's of course.
Well, that is the update. The big move is over a week away and I am ready-mentally and emotionally but not physically ready! Please pray that we can get this all done in a timely manner-thank you so much!
God bless you,
Mary @ Cheerios