Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Getting Ready

It's snowing big, fluffy flakes right now. It's been snowing as far back as I can remember. Actually, it's only been snowing since about Thursday of last week, but that's a long time for near-constant snow. 

It's 9:30 AM and I just had brownies for breakfast. (Note to self: having brownie batter for dinner is very handy because it pretty much guarantees you'll have something for breakfast the next morning.) I'm showered and shiny and fresh-smelling and ready to face this day. I've been impressed with this: I'm still getting up fairly early each day and showering and putting on different clothes. (Granted, the bar has been lowered.) There's only been one day lately that I've laid in bed and then eventually just pulled on PJ pants and thrown my hair in a pony tail. And I would probably have done that anyway at least once in three weeks. 

They came and got my car last Friday. It's really weird to watch a guy load and drive off with your car. My point-of-contact is a wreck and I'll be surprised if a single tire shows up on the other end of all this. 

I'm packing, packing, packing. Last night I started to get freaked out. I was just feeling disoriented - thinking about finding myself sitting in my new apartment in a few weeks. The lack of continuity gets to me. The unknowns - all of them - felt overwhelming. I feel really antsy to get going. I want to get there so I can paint and unpack and just see my neighborhood. I want to find the grocery store I'll go to and see where I'll park my car and just experience weather that doesn't have anything to do with Nor'easters. I want to get into a routine.

Things are going pretty good. I'm slowly finding my way.


  1. And we're ready for you! boxes and all.....

  2. Hang in there. This part is the hardest, I think. The unknowns and the leaving and the in between.

  3. Okay, so you HAD to talk about "brownies for breakfast" while I'm on my severe diet, didn't you!

    And then you follow that up with "thrown my hair in a ponytail" (Oh, I wish I still had my hair...).

    You are too too cruel. And there's the evidence in the last photo - you're packing your cat!!!

    Seriously, I'm glad to see Kitty is pulling his weight in the house move :D

  4. Wow Fast forward a couple of months and that will look like our house.....who am I kidding we will not be HALF that organized, and we have no cat to help us 2 dogs yes but no cat.

  5. Sending you good vibes! The Left Coast is so happy you'll be with us soon. Surely you can feel the joy?