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It’s Been Too Long!

I can’t believe how fast time has flown by!  All of April flew by and I wasn’t able to post because I didn’t have my computer with me.

I went up to Kansas for all of April and a good part of May.  My poor husband had to stay in Texas and do most of the packing, since I didn’t get much done.  Every night I would call him to get the daily scoop and say goodnight. It was pretty hard to stay away for so long.  Every week I got “homesick” for him at least once and then I would think, not much longer, I can do this.

We (my mom and I) were supposed to head back to Texas at the end of April, but there were other things that came up so we postponed the trip for the next week, which meant we had to cancel the going away party.  The next week was supposed to be our huge garage sale, but again we postponed for another week (this time due to weather), so we had to cancel that.  Poor hubs still having to do things on his own while we decide to stay here even longer.  The 3rd weekend was moving weekend so we really couldn’t postpone that trip.  So we decided to come as late as possible, really not wanting to stay in Texas any longer than we had to.

We drive there Tuesday night, finished packing on Wednesday, picked up my dad from the airport on Thursday and packed the truck that day, drove back to Kansas on Friday, and unpacked the truck/signed the lease on Saturday.  It was the longest 5 days!

We thought a 17 ft truck would fit all of our junk and boy were we wrong! Granted we planned a huge garage sale that didn’t happen, so we had a lot of extra stuff to take with us.  We didn’t have enough room in the truck so we ended up having to leave a lot behind.  Our landlord is pretty cool cause when I let them know, they said to just put it all in the garage and they would trash it all for us.  So thankful for them!

It has been a very busy time and it’s still a very busy time…

Here it has been a week and a half and the hubs has started work and mom and I’s business has started, but we are not yet fully unpacked.  It’s really my fault.  I am procrastinating just as much now as I was when it was time to pack.  Next time I will pay someone to pack, move, and unpack for me.  It would get done a heck of whole lot faster.  Not sure what my hesitation to unpacking is.

Happy to be here though! Here is to finishing the unpacking by the end of this month!

Admitting Defeat…

There comes a time when you just have to admit to defeat.  I have one week and two days until I leave and I am not any further than the 6 boxes we packed a week or two ago.

Friday is my last day of work, so this should give me a week to get some packing done.  Hopefully I’ll make a good dent.

I feel so bad that the hubs will probably have to do most of the packing.  It’s not what I wanted.  You have read what my goal was and that I didn’t want him to have to do all of it.  The sad thing, is when I was talking to the hubs about packing, I had told him that I probably won’t be able to get it all done next week and he replied with “Ya, I know.”  I asked if he knew that I wasn’t going to be able to do it or that he was going to have to do most of it and he shook his head yes and said “Its fine.”

It’s so sad, that he knew he was going to have to do it.  I’m going to try my best to pack a bunch of stuff next week.  I need to pack for my stay in Kansas and pack the dog’s stuff, since they are coming with me.  I was going to pack all of my stuff and take it with me, but that would kill my dad to have to store all my boxes at their house for a month and a half until we sign our lease.  So I decided to just pack for the month.  It’s still going to be a lot, but it will be doable.

That may be all that I get done.  Hahahaha   So sad…

Packing Blows!!!!

Here I am 2 weeks away from leaving and we have packed 6 boxed and it doesn’t even look like we have touched anything!  How did I collect so much crap?!!  This is crazy!  My last blog was about how much I like to decorate and 3 of those 6 boxed are just decor!  Worst part is I have a ton more!

I initially wanted to pack what we were moving and then price and pack garage sale stuff and now I’m thinking, screw that I’m just packing what I want to take.  Hahaha.  I might even start a new trend of a house sell.  I’m thinking, instead of dragging it all outside, just leave it inside and let people come in an pick what they want.

I probably wont do that, but it sounds a heck of a whole lot easier.

I don’t know how I am going to do this…. truly.  This is such a down moment in this process.  It’s overwhelming and dirty and I feel like even cutting way down on our junk that I’m still going to be cluttering up our new place.  There isn’t a lot of storage in the new place.  Really there is only 2 closets in the whole townhouse and then some storage space in the basement.  We will probably need to buy some shelving, but I just don’t see where we are going to put everything.

We might have to have another garage sale after we move, with everything we can’t fit.

I need to pray about this tonight and hope we can get most everything packed.  Here is to hoping I can get a lot of this done before time runs out…..

I Just Want to Decorate… Losing Patience

I LOVE moving!!!! I love change, especially big change!  If we didn’t have to pack and unpack and it wasn’t so expensive, I’d probably want to move every year.  I like experiencing new floor plans and seeing where all of our decorations would go in the new place.  I also like redecorating, because I get so bored looking at the same thing all the time.  So once every couple of years my husband allows me to redecorate if I wish to.  It’s cheaper than moving.

Usually it takes me a bit to decide on which direction I want to go.  My style changes the older I get.  Thinking back to all the styles I have liked, you would think I were completely different people.  Hahaha.

Now days I’m in love with the shabby chic antique look with a mix of rustic country.

When I redecorate, I don’t just go out and buy everything at once.  It takes me time to collect pieces that I think would go together.  So by time the look is together, its time to start again, but since it takes me so long, I have the old style up for a while.

My husband is the opposite of me, as he does not like change.  So the fact the my redecorating is so slow, it doesn’t bother him to see change because it is gradual.

Now that you know that I like redecorating a lot, you should also know that I don’t have patience.  With our move to Kansas coming soon ( a month and a half away), I am already looking at how I want to decorate it.  Tonight I was looking at rugs and every rug I showed the hubs, I got the eh look.  They weren’t your traditional looking rugs so I can see why he wouldn’t like them, but I really like them.  They add a little flair to our decor.

So moving on from rugs, I’m now all in on looking at decor for the new place.  This will drive me crazy since it’s so far away.  It’s really going to test my lack of patience.

The hubs keeps telling me I need to wait until we get there because we don’t really know what space we have or if we will even need any other decorations with all that we have.  Well, there is no way I can not look at decor, but I think it is actually a smart idea to go ahead and wait.  😦  I think looking at different styles and items will help give me ideas.  The time between now and then, I think will also help me know which items I really want.  Anything that sticks in my head for more than a couple of weeks, usually becomes a permanent fixture in our home.

I can’t wait!  This makes me want to get rid of more in order to make room for more.  Let’s see how well I do with holding off on getting new decor.  Hopefully time doesn’t take too long and I can design a wonderful home for us.

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.

Sunday, March 8th, 2015

So if you read my Back History, you would have seen where I fell down the stairs in college.  This did a lot of damage to my lower back that I am still dealing with (9 years later). So when ever the weather changes or there is a front coming through, I can feel it several days prior and it really causes a lot of pain and discomfort.

Well, because of all the cold fronts that have come through this year, it has been hard for my back and body to recover and so most days I don’t do much; I don’t want to mess it up and have to do tons of physical therapy again.

This causes issues when trying to pack.  In the past, every time we have moved, my husband had to do most of the packing and moving because of my back being out.  This time, since we are moving where I want to go, I didn’t think it was fair for him to have to do all the work solo again.

My goal was to pack most of our stuff this month, since I won’t be here next month, but tonight when I had planned to pack some boxes, my back started hurting and I gave in to defeat.

I try not to complain a lot about my back, but it is definitely becoming a challenge when I am trying to pack.

Aside from my back issues, I am also fighting hoarder issues.  I love my stuff and I am the type of person that has a hard time throwing something away that I may be able to use later.  Except I have stuff that I have not touched for several years and doubt I will touch it anytime soon.  So it would make sense to clean house.  Also, after seeing our new place and how they decorated it has made me want to de-clutter and live a more minimalist life.

Yesterday, I was packing a couple of boxes and taking decorations off the wall and all of a sudden I got very overwhelmed.  I had boxes everywhere and stuff everywhere and felt like the walls were closing in.  So much stuff. I want to be as organized as possible with what I am putting into boxes.  I don’t want to put decor with games, I want to do a box for games and boxes for decor.  A little OCD with that.

I stood there spinning in place, thinking oh my, how am I going to be able to do all this by myself.  Just then, my husband came home and saved me from packing.  Hahahaha.  I gave up for the day and got 1 box of games packed. Not too far.  All together I have packed 1 box of garage sale dishes and the box of games.  I don’t feel like I will meet this goal.

This brought something up that I think is funny/weird…. I am somewhat of a germaphobe, but in a really weird way.  I can’t do bodily fluids very well, I don’t like doing dishes because touching “dirty” food grosses me out (plus I have a hard time handling hot water), I don’t like cleaning because dust stirs up and gets my allergies going, and I don’t like dusting, because of what dust is made of.  I would rather see a mess and ignore it than clean it up.  Not because of laziness, but because it’s dirty and it grosses me out to touch it.  The feeling of dirt/dust on my hands makes me want to gag, but thats another issue (textilephobia).

This is going to be a process for sure and I hope I can get through it without my husband having to do all the work.  He works hard to provide for us and to make me happy, if I can do this one thing for him, I know it will make a big difference for him in making this transition easier.