Wednesday, May 4, 2011

[ packing day ]

IT'S THAT crazy day - the day all of our stuff gets packed up, some going to Dubai and some to storage. Knowing that anything going into storage will not be seen for a couple of years at least makes sorting and purging an interesting process. I've tried to be ruthless in what I've kept - my strategy has been to imagine the day I open the box - will I be excited to see what's inside or will I wonder why I kept it? I suppose in many ways I feel like some weight has lifted and I know that all the things that hold special meaning to me will be patiently waiting for me to unwrap them someday and give them pride of place again. I'm starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel now and my sanity is slowing returning! Yay!



Formerly known as Frau said...

Remember to breathe today Lisa....It's a crazy day but this means the worst is behind you. Wish I was your neighbor I'd bring you coffee laced with liquor! Good luck I hope today goes smooth!

Razmataz said...

Wow ,this is all happening very very fast Lisa. Have a good move. And keep us posted. Pardon that pun.

dreams on 34th street said...

Lisa, I have been thinking about you! When my husband and I were married, he was in the military. I had my career girl apartment furnishings... and we had many things from our wedding that we had to leave behind for two years. You are so correct in stating that your precious belongings will be waiting for you...I'll never forget the excitement of unwrapping everything when we returned home. I am looking forward to the posts about your new journey!

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

What a huge adventure you are beginning. Looking forward to reading all about it! Best Wishes to you on your move.

Meeling said...

The best of luck today and in the many days to come. Sometimes purging is hard but it's good in a way...feels fresh. And the excitement of one day opening all your little treasures is a good feeling.

Sending hugs your way today!!

Dionne said...

Ahhhh - packing. Not anyone's cup of tea!

You're moving to Dubai? Wow! I know some people who moved out there. They really love it.

barbara@hodge:podge said...

Good luck. Moving is stressful, make sure you take some breathing time!

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

Just think, when you get back and go to your stored items, it'll be like Christmas!! Good luck in the next few days and weeks!

Pinecone Camp said...

Good luck! Such an exciting time for you. Happy purging!

La Dolfina said...

OMG I can't believe you are moving to Dubai!
I just got caught up on your big news and it is BIG.
Pretty exciting though and I'm looking forward to going with you :)
Sorry I haven't been round much but please know you're never far from my mind. You can count on me to always be with you in blogland.
This will be a wonderful experience!!
Good Luck with the move.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

The day our packers arrive is coming up shortly too. I also am trying to be ruthlessas I clean out closets and cupboards. I am giving so much to charity. Including many things I've shown on my blog. I so wish I had some fellow bloggers that lived close by who I could give it too. Good luck as you continue sorting! :)


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