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Day Off Means Unpacking

Our (my mother and I) days are usually really busy doing errands, taking care of my grandparents, and taking care of the dogs.  We used to sew clothes all day and at night I would handle what ever business of the month I was doing, lately its been LimeLight by Alcone, which I adore. However, ever since we found out I was pregnant, I dropped everything. I had no interest to do anything extra because I was so sick and tired. Now in my second trimester, I’m coming out of the fog and ready to get back in the swing of things.

Thursdays are my day off because mom works at the Temple.  When I had my car, I’d go care for my grandparents and let my parents dogs out.  Now that my car isn’t drive-able at the moment, I am dependent on mom and my husband to drive me around.  So today I have nothing to do but unpack and since I have a little bit of energy, I thought I’d tackle the office boxes. Yes I have more than one box of office crap and only one desk.  I have this old antique roll top desk that my dear sweet husband thought it would be nice to replace the drawer glides, to make them open smoothly.  Well sometimes old desks can’t be modernized with new glides.  We have had the hardest time finding some that would fit and now I have 3 working drawers with handles, 2 working drawers with no handles, and 2 non working drawers. The two drawers that don’t have handles on them, I have to open them with a screw. Before the desk was in the basement so it really didn’t matter how messy it was since no one saw it.  We decided to keep it upstairs in the dining room and replace the industrial spindle I was using for a dining room table, even though we never used it.  I never got around to refinishing the wood on it so it did give splinters.  Its now outside.  I love this desk being in the dining room! It looks like it should have always been there, but now that means its has to stay neat.   Which means my loving husband now has to fix the drawers.  Not sure how he will do it but it must be done.

Anyways, I got the two boxes unpacked and now have a bin that goes to my moms full of shipping supplies. This is probably the 3rd box to go to her house, which I am sure my dad is thrilled with.

We have about 4-5 boxes that need to go to Goodwill and I am so proud of myself for having that many. I have a slight hoarder complex, but after becoming pregnant and moving into an upgraded unit, I have wanted to clean house and purge crap I am not using. I am sure there is still a bunch I could get rid of. Our kitchen is a little smaller than our last place and we have a crazy amount of kitchen gear.  I’m not willing to clutter up my counters so I’m not sure where we will put this other stuff that hasn’t been unpacked.  We have a dehydrator, which the hubs really wants to use and so do I but it takes so long.  Then there is our popcorn maker which only my husband uses.

I have two bathroom boxes that I for some reason am having a hard time unpacking.  One of them is small and the other is an extra large box that does have other items in it, but I look at them (the boxes) and just don’t want to open them.  Is that strange? I have one big bin that needs to be unloaded and I am not sure what’s all in it  I know there are some clothes in it, so those I can put up, but we already have so much unpacked and not much room to put more.  The only room that is actually unpacked and sort of ready for more is the baby room.  That was a priority for me.

Whats left is two clothing boxes full of leggings and undershirts and 4 unknown misc. boxes that I am “afraid” to open.  Hubby has been working on the basement, which is now his man cave. That was his priority.  Hahahaha.  He did help me with the baby room.

We are getting close to being done and I’d expect to be done by this weekend and then I can dust and clean the floors.  Looking forward to not walking around a maze of boxes.

3/11/15 – Procrastination…. : /

My goal was to pack a box or two everyday this month and then the packing wouldn’t be so bad….

Well….

Let’s just say I’m about as far as I was this time last week.  I don’t know what it is about packing.  I feel the same about cleaning as I do the packing.  It’s all overwhelming.  I think if I didn’t want it so organized, I could pack a lot faster, but because I want it a certain way its taking longer and a bit overwhelming.

I just want it to be easy, but it’s not.  Plus, because I don’t do a lot of dusting, I am having to clean as I pack, which gets my allergies going, which then makes me stop.  So I don’t get far.

I think this is going to be a lot longer process than I’m thinking. I wanted to do this for my husband, but I may need his help after all.  He has a way of keeping me strait on one path, where I tend to get bored or tired and stop.  He can keep me on track.

I can’t believe we are already about half way done with this month and I’m not that far along.  I need to get going. I have decided to take up all of my clothes and beauty stuff.  I also need to take all my meds (natural supplements), but I can’t pack it till it gets closer to time of me going up.  Same with our other stuff; the hubs is staying here next month, while I am up North, so I’d hate to pack what he may need to use.

So what do I pack?  Decor? The hubs just said to pack it all cause he can eat out… I’m thinking man, that’s going to be pricey, but he kinda does it now anyways, minus dinner.  Hahaha

I just need to do one box at a time and try my best to stay on track, with or without my hubs help.