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"Ten Things" or "Moving Musings"

1. We signed the papers yesterday on the new place.
2. I have been packing and dejunking like mad fiend. Right now the place looks like a disaster area and I yearn for a dumpster. I have made multiple runs to the goodwill. I'd like to divest ourselves of about 30% of our accumulations.
3. This move has not been settling well with Lisa. She has lost about 6 lbs since we found out we had to move. When you are as small/petite as she is that is *noticable.* I have been trying to pack the calories on her when she comes home from school but I am also up to my eyeballs in getting us ready to go from Point A to Point B.

I am much more accustomed to change than she is. She has lived in this house 8.5 years. She lived in the same house her entire growing up. Her dad always had the same job. She never had to change schools.

I love her but she really doesn't know how to go about *moving.* As I said before, it's not been settling well with her so I have been giving her jobs to do that don't require a lot of decision making. Today she sat and uploaded CDs to her iTunes so we could get rid of the actual CDs. The more we get rid of, the less we have to move!

4. I have much more empathy and understanding looking back on our family's great migration from North Carolina to Utah. My poor mother had to have the house at a constant "show" level for prospective buyers, deal with 4 kids, an absent husband and THEN pack the whole place up and be more or less ready to go when my dad came back from Utah to drive us across the country.
My Aunt Laura and Uncle Eldon and my cousin Bruce, fresh off his Thailand mission came out and helped get things ready. I'm sure my mother was incredibly grateful...and looking back...probably really angry at my dad.

5. *edited out*

6. Working on my storyboard portfolio continues though I have to put it a bit on hold to get us moved. I'm planning on getting it finished and show worthy by Wonder Con. A ver lo que pasa.

7. I still don't like Valenines Day...the holiday brought to you by Hershey's and Hallmark. Overblown, over hyped, over pressurized. If you're not with anybody it sucks. If you ARE you're supposed to go nuts to prove you care. PASS.


9. Went to Ashleigh Sumner's gallery showing tonight. I'm not usually a fan of abstract art. Most if it just seems like an undisciplined scam. Generally I like things that look like things. Her stuff though I find really interesting. I'm never bored looking at her stuff. Couldn't buy anything but someday I hope to be flush enough I could pick up a piece or two. It also helps that she's super nice.

10. Lisa falls asleep *really* quickly. Rats. I didn't get a chance to feed her again tonight. If she hits under 100 lbs, it's NOT MY FAULT.


( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
Feb. 14th, 2010 03:29 pm (UTC)
Good luck with the move! And oooh, purty picture of you two. :-D
Feb. 14th, 2010 05:38 pm (UTC)
#8 is fantastic!
Good luck with moving and packing. It certainly helps that you have the flexiblity and experience. It'll be hard for Lisa now, but in the long run it'll be positive (I'm hoping, anyway *g*)
I agree about Valentine's Day. I totally support the hating of it, though I'm personally very happy. I'll makea nice dinner and we'll enjoy the day together, but it could be any day that we pick to do that. But hey, chocolate will be cheap tomorrow :-)
Feb. 15th, 2010 04:37 am (UTC)
#7: best is when you're with someone who doesn't need to be proven that you care /smug/. Yes, another year Cathy & I didn't even get cards for one another.
Can Lisa stomach any of those protein-drink thingies[can't come up with any brand names just now]?
I know people who've put on some weight with those, & some claim to be balanced nutrition. Pour a coupla them babeez into her morning & night, & she should be fine.
We feel your pain re: moving. Downsized when we retired & changed states [solid to gaseous I think] & then I helped my mom 1) pare down for showing her place & 2) months later pack the last stuff & do what cleaning we could in the midst of ice & snow storms + power outage. Also helped Cathy's aunt when she moved out here with us, but she'd done the triage & packing on her own before we arrived- the rest by the movers. Was a busy year&half for us tho'.
battle on!
Feb. 15th, 2010 04:38 am (UTC)
&---Really liked the pic!
Feb. 15th, 2010 06:22 pm (UTC)
Valentine's day
I love Valentine's day and it has nothing to do with romance....I love the fact that my mother's maiden name was Valentine and that both of her parents were Valentines. I have two fabulous Valentine great grandfathers--James Morgan and William Bryant. The more I research the Valentine line the more appreciative I am of the heritage they left for me. Yes, indeed I love Valentines Day because it is a day to honor my mother and she made it possible for me and for you to have many many Valentine cousins.
Feb. 16th, 2010 03:24 pm (UTC)
re: 3) I hear you on the weirdness of being the one most accustomed to change. I actually think it's fascinating to watch people adapt to change in their different ways, as it tends to push their inner nature a little closer to the surface. And yes, your mother was probably Supergirl and a saint during the big move across the country. I've moved across the continent a couple times, but always on my own and as a young adult full of vim and vigor.
Feb. 18th, 2010 03:49 am (UTC)
I have a feeling I will be a pro at moving in no time, especially since we moved 3x in one year and one of those was overseas. What makes the move easy? competent movers, who arrive on time, have accurate information, and pack speedy, but with care. On the other end, receiving all thing in tact.

Moving yourself is easier in some ways and difficult in others. You have say of how to pack, what to pack, and how to move it, but need to find the time, supplies, equipment, and transportation.

Feb. 18th, 2010 04:01 am (UTC)
I think what is wearing me out is that this time I am moving TWO people...one of whom has lived here over 8 years.
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