Ugh! As i move things around to pack them or get rid of them, i am finding dustbunnies o'plenty. tons of them. Now i feel like i can't get anything clean enough. I have been scrubbing all day. And i still feel like it is horrible.
I think my obsessive compulsive tendencies are rearing their ugly heads again:( It hasn't happened in a long while, but as things get more unorganised and chaotic it is difficult to completely suppress them.
I'm certain these entries are going to get tedious. But, they are helping me sort things out.
My youngest son was helping me look for houses (in Bournemouth), and he says "mum, will I ever see Grandma again? and what about my friends and school ? he was full of questions. I answered honestly and to the best of my abilities. Then we made cookies. It's hard to explain to a 7 year old about time differences, and how far away it actually is. but i am trying.
When you are moving a family of this size, how does one decide what is worthy of taking and what gets thrown out? I mean, what might be junk to me, might not be junk to one of my children. I don't feel right about just going through their things and tossing stuff out. On the other hand, I'm afraid to let them be part of the process. What if they want to keep EVERYTHING? To keep shipping costs down, we are only taking certain things. I'm sort of overwhelmed and not sure where to start. I've gone through some of the rooms and got rid stuff that was obviously not worth keeping(broken toys, too small clothes, etc.) I guess that is as good a place as any to start :P
Sooooo...G catalogued all the books and blu rays. I didn't realise how many we had(thousands) now all the books are laying on the bookshelves instead of standing and they are EVERYWHERE. I feel like I'm at Spinner's End;)
So- we are planning a move in 2013. A huge move, across an ocean, in fact. I'm trying to journal my way through this process. I will try to post something everyday. Any input, ideas, encouragement:) would be greatly appreciated!