I have been doing a little of everything lately – one day last week I was crocheting while listening to a podcast, taking breaks to pack a box or two, then moving on to getting food for the kids and then some. So far I have a small stack of boxes packed up and several crochet projects completely finished!
I am almost done with all of my crafting gifts though I do have a few to go. My goal is to have everything done (and wrapped) before we leave. We will be driving approximately 1300 miles, I think 25 or so hours, and I’d rather we just drive and I am not worried about if I need to crochet or sew something. We are going to be driving through the big ice storm that is hitting (or has already hit I think?) the midwest. I’m hoping it’s melted when we get there or at least that it is easy for us to get through.
The boxes I’ve packed up are the craft room, blankets and books. I am a person who has to be in control and though Chris has said he would pack up for us, I still have this need to start. Maybe I’m concerned because he hasn’t helped us pack or unpack in over five years, and maybe even longer then that! I have a small stack of school supplies I want to take, as well as a not so small stack of books for myself. I know I can’t take them all but realize if these are my absolute favorites – maybe it’s time I can do some book weeding out. Bad time to start – I’ll just pack and worry about them later!
We are going to be away from our stuff for about five months – so I suppose I am allowed to take small stacks of various things though everything will have to fit in the van and not on top (though we do have a topper). I’m worried about forgetting something only because I don’t want to feel the need to buy it to replace it when I’ll see it in not too long. Good thing I’m doing the starting packing – I can figure what I want to take with us and what can stay.
No bites on the house yet though the word is spreading. Chris thinks it won’t get rented out until April or May and I’m hoping for February or March. Cross your fingers for us!