The move is upon us. It's almost here! The movers come on Tuesday!
There is so much to do and yesterday I was kind of freaking out about it, but then I remembered that no matter what, the movers will come, the house will get packed and we will leave. Taking care of my huge to do list will make the move easier, but it will happen regardless. So, I shouldn't stress out to much. It will all work out.
One week from today is Christmas! Yay!
Yesterday I emptied the pantry, cleaned the shelves and repainted them. I cleaned the stove and oven. I hate cleaning the stove and oven. I cleaned the fridge. I still need to do the freezer size, though. I held a yard sale. It was freezing cold outside. I looked completely ridiculous, I'm sure, sitting in my big, soft computer chair, wrapped in a red and black Scotty dog blanket, sitting in the driveway. To keep me occupied during the several hours outside, I read a book. I found Black Narcissus by Rumer Godden at the used book store. I've been wanting to read it for a long time, but the book is out of print and most of the copies I can find online are more than I'm willing to pay. I got lucky at the last trip to the used bookstore. It's a great book.
I need to take down all the pictures in the house, puddy the holes and paint over the puddy. Tomorrow I'll take down the few Christmas decorations I put up. The tree is up with only the lights, the star on top and about 6 candy canes the kids hung up. I also hung a small wreath and two strands of lights on the porch.
Tonight I pack the kids suitcases (as much as I can.) I hope they don't pack the washer and drier until the last.
The other day, I was at the Walmart. I was in the toy section with my youngest, letting her play with the toys before we moved onto the shopping. I saw a Magic 8 Ball. After thinking of all the many things I could ask it, I finally asked it, "Is everything going to work out with the move?"
It answered me: "Outlook good."