07 December 2009

moving day...

they're coming this morning.

movers bearing seven thousand pounds of unnecessary gifts that remind me of a time for which i ache but also want to forget. i'll furiously tear open the smaller ones with a scowl, while huffy-directing the bigger prezzies over there...to the left...your other left.




but then. when all the wrappings are cleared. i'll pour myself a drink. in a not-plastic glass. i will arrange my white not-plastic plates and white not-plastic bowls and fat silver not-plastic candlesticks and hide everything else not-glass plastic from our sight. because four months of plastic is three months, three weeks, and six days too much.

wait. i just felt chills up my arms. glass. linens. chubby towels. turquoise vases. a giant's bed with sheers to close ourselves in at night. and by ourselves, i mean me and uncle sugar and you-know-who.

ours bed is coming! she exclaims whenever she remembers. i've tried to explain that hers is, too, but she has a hard time differentiating between hers and ours. i do not anticipate she will outgrow this by tomorrow night.

{sigh.}

and do you know what else is coming? she teases me. your toys? no. our books? oh, man. about four thousand pounds of our books. more chills down my legs. but no. not our books.




bear's coming tomorrow! and with that, she dances away.

crap. bear is our chihuahua. she stayed in jordan.

so i'm sitting here thinking two things. one? bear better not show up in one of those boxes. and two? i need to get these girlies a new puppy.

words will be light this week, ok? i want to be sure the girlies three enjoy all things moving, as i am itching for a big move again soon. so i need to make sure there's a total absence of stress and only pure joy at unpacking our things again. no matter how unnecessary, they are still shiny. and ours. boxes from weheartit.

21 comments:

Krissy said...

Have a blast unpacking :)

I'm confused with the bear situation- why'd she stay?

Melissa de la Fuente said...

Oh, wow....so much to do! I hope you enjoy it all and yes, shiny & yours! :)
xo
Melis

krista said...

it's like christmas! in...well, in december.
and maybe it's strange but i kind of want to pack up some of my favorite things and mail them to myself so that i have something wonderful to open in the mail. other than bills.

kathleen said...

Bear showing up really would be your luck. Good luck making moving fun!! I think they'll love it

mrs. darling said...

i remember the day a small crate of my things i had in africa arrived to me in the states. i opened the lid of the crate and the smells and sight of my life a world away hit me so hard i could barely breathe. it was both so wonderful and so achingly difficult. enjoy your time unpacking your world, i hope it will be a wonderful reminder of lovely memories. and i imagine the girlies will have the most wonderful time discovering possessions forgotten!

peege said...

Uh Oh Bear stayed????
What do you want to forget? That's sad

Brandi said...

Have a lovely time unpacking all of the boxes! Somehow, I feel like unpacking makes a place even more of a home, mostly because you're doing it with the people you love. But it's nice to see that book that you loved or the painting you forgot how much enchanted you. Fingers crossed everything goes smoothly for you.

bekapirwitz said...

good luck with it all!!!
:)

The Urban Cowboy said...

Have fun unpacking all your "gifts"

ZDub said...

Have fun unpacking, what a chore.

Or bed has been invaded as well. And he has no interest in sleeping in his crib. At least he's cute. :)

mimi charmante said...

oh, go, go! I will be here when you return, the coffee warm, and with a dash of baileys - just for you. Okay, and one for me...
thinking of you sweet girl,
xx

mimi charmante said...

oh, go, go! I will be here when you return, the coffee warm, and with a dash of baileys - just for you. Okay, and one for me...
thinking of you sweet girl,
xx

mimi charmante said...

oh, go, go! I will be here when you return, the coffee warm, and with a dash of baileys - just for you. Okay, and one for me...
thinking of you sweet girl,
xx

Kelly and Kelly said...

It's like an early Christmas!! Good luck with unpacking and wow, that is a long time to wait!

Joslyn said...

good luck friend. i'll be thinking of ya as your unloading all the goodies.
xo

Sherry said...

enjoy your unpacking. oh, wait...i think that's an oxymoron :)
it will be nice to see your treasures again. i'm sure they have been missed.

emily b. said...

packing and unpacking are such odd creatures aren't they? it's like half treasure hunt, half holy crap.

wishing you all kinds of treasures :)

xo, em

Kay* said...

have fun! i imagine although there'll be a lot of stuff to unpack it'll be, like the above commenter said, like a treasure fun. should be fun!

btw thank you for such kind words on my gallery wall over at Kirsty. I was a bit speechless when i read it!

TX Girl said...

Thanks for popping over. I'm a bit pink in the face now. I'm completely horrified at the thought of you reading my silly blog. But, I guess it is only fair.

Enjoy unpacking. Life is meant to be lived with your own stuff.

Jill said...

as much as i try to tell myself ... it's just 'stuff'... it's just stuff that has memories and has been collected over years away from my family and friends.

much love to you as you unpack your life abroad. enjoy your walk down memory lane as you revel in the smells, sights, and feel of those of us who knew you when.

Di Overton said...

What a time of year to be moving, hope all goes well