Tuesday, July 23, 2013

One box down...

I was in a ruminative headspace all weekend and it carried over into yesterday, too.  After all that thinking, I decided to go easy on my usual Monday tasks (like laundry!) and just go with the flow instead.  I went for a five-mile run in the morning.  Snuggled up with Alice for a nap after lunch.  And enjoyed an iced coffee at the park with friends in the afternoon.

Although my funk hasn't entirely cleared, taking it easy yesterday definitely helped.  And hopefully my ride on the hormonal roller coaster is over.  At least for this month, anyway.

In other news, I packed my first box!  A friend who recently moved gave me a few boxes so today, I decided to get started.  I only packed up sweaters and winter pants but it felt good to get started on what I imagine will be a long process.

When we moved here, all that we packed up ourselves were our underthings and toiletries.  Everything else was packed by movers paid for by Lee's company.  Now that we are footing the bill, though, we'll be doing all the packing this time.  But then movers will cart it out of our apartment and truck it 2,362 miles from Boston to Salt Lake City.

As much as I'd love to do that cross-country drive with Lee, I'm pretty sure Alice isn't up for another road trip just yet.

The remnants of a bruise. Her worst yet.


  1. I know what you mean about wanting/not wanting to do the cross-country drive. When we moved from California to Colorado this past April, the original plan was to pack up a few things and put it in a U-Haul (movers moved the majority of our belongings). Then my husband drove home with the U-Haul in tow, walked through the door and said, you're booking a plane ticket to fly to Denver. It turned out the U-Haul on the back of our SUV was the noisiest thing ever. Even when it was packed to the gills with our belongings.

    Lee may be lonely on the road all alone, but I think all three of you will be happier if Alice isn't subjected to that looooong drive. :-)

  2. You are smart to start packing a few boxes at a time. You won't feel so overwhelming, when it comes down to crunch time and the truck is scheduled to come.

    I'm excited for my upcoming visit, I'll help you with Alice, while you pack a few more boxes. See you soon. xo

  3. I don't look forward to our next move! It's stressful enough w/o a toddler!

    I think packing yourself is better, though, most of our damages in our last move were due to improper packing.

  4. I'm sorry you've been in a funk. Lady, I have too. I have no idea why. I guess these things just happen! Hope you are feeling better soon. And how exciting! The move is creeping up!


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