Monday, December 7, 2009

You, you don't really want to stay no but You, you don't really wanna go, oh

On any given day, I'm hot n' cold about this moving thing. (Mostly cold with our most recent snow storm). One moment I'm sad thinking about how many memories we have made here, how great the neighbors are, and how it's taken me nearly 2 years to make friends. Then the aggravation of dealing with the rental company and their myriad of ridiculous rules kicks in and I just can't wait to go. I just get comfortable with a situation and then the new freaks me out. But me and this rental house? This is an abusive relationship. I've given a whole lot more than I have gotten in return. It's time to part ways. I have a dog-like personality I guess, loyal until the bitter end. Speaking of which, not sure what this means:
Guess he's ready to go. I should take that hint. :)
I've been busy cleaning the new house, and packing up the old house. I'm moving the slow painful way across town, a couple boxes at a time. I'll still be doing this in Jan, long after you are shaking your head going "Is she ever going to be done moving?" Yep, it's like a root canal for me too. :)
So what am I up to other than that? Well, I've made the starling discovery that I love crafting more than blogging. Don't get me wrong, I like reading your blogs. But writing mine has become a chore. I'm going to try out a new format in the future, we'll see how it goes.
On Scrapping: Presently, I just finished 4 layouts for a guest DT position. I will have a layout up on the American crafts blog at the end of the month, around the 28th, I think? I made my digital Christmas cards, waiting for them to arrive. And I am waiting for a cardstock refill and the new Cocoa Daisy kit. Thinking of starting a project for J, trying to find time to make that happen. Wondering how/when to move my scraproom. Thinking about storage. American crafts has busted my storage system. Before I made the team I had 15 packs of thickers to my name. Now, 6 times that. Yikes! How do you store your thickers?
On my mind: Moving. Moving. Moving. Did I mention moving?
Driving me nuts: Sales people. Especially sales people who are like "I'm not a sale's person, I'm not pushy like that." Maybe it's time to dust your resume off then, just saying because that doesn't make me want to buy anything.
Still makes me laugh: This conversation overheard by me at my parents house: (My sister, mom and dad all work for the government and the day before thanksgiving my sister got a 4 hour release.)
My sister: We are getting off 4 hours early release!
My mom: We aren't getting any time off.
My sister: Why not?
My mom: We don't get time off/early release unless there is threat of bodily harm.
My dad: I'm bored to death, does that count?
I'm supposed to do what???: I've made so many lists it's not even funny. I get to check things off on five different pages when I do something for the move. Gratifying or terrifying, hard to say.
Happy Monday! Until tomorrow (or the next day, or the next day). :)


Queen of Paper said...

good luck on the moving thing. It's always hard moving on, but think of all the fun new stuff to come! :)

PS Snowdog was okay and my boys only got into it at the end. just thought I'd let you know ;) lol

janel said...

I've been thinking about you and wondering how everything was shaping up...I know you have more than your share on your plate. Hang in there, and happy crafting.

Lisa Dorsey said...

I have been wondering how your move is going. Miss your blogging but completely understand how other things get in the way of blogging. Look forward to seeing some of your work.

Houston said...

Oh girl that does sound slow and intensely painful, just keep going and it will eventually be finished, I promise.

prashant said...

I've been thinking about you and wondering how everything was shaping up.

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bluestardesign said...

ah, just hearing you talk about the move ties my tummy in knots. done it too many times and it just plain sucks. glad you are keeping scrapping things on the brain - that's a much happier topic :)

betsy (pharmgirl) said...

oh gosh - i just love looking at your blog !!!!

good luck with the move!

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

Hey Stranger!
omg, what a cutie!! Girl, I feel for you, but only WISH I could be in that same boat. I am praying we sell our home! Even planted the St Joseph statue out in the front yard! (I will do anything it takes at this point short of selling myself, and maybe even that! lol.)
The market has been SO slow. SO I send you lots of love and wish this whole process goes by quickly and smothly for your family! xOxO deb

~Sasha Farina~ said...

i wish I can help you with the moving!! *hugs*

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scrappermimi said...

Hope the move goes well, such a sweet picture! Your dad's comment is too funny! Happy Holidays!