We spent the day doing all things related to the move: taking a huge load of stuff to the dump, loading up a large trailer with firewood that we won't be using any longer and giving it to some friends, hooking up the travel trailer for its trip to the new location, and working in the yard. Yes...you heard me correctly...working in the yard!
After all the wind and snow that we had last week there is so much debris in our yard that it really needed to be tended to. Besides, I had to get the plants that are in pots ready for their move too. Things are happening really quickly here and soon, everything that we own (those things that we deem necessary and important that is) will be moved from here to there. It takes time to be methodical but it is worth it. Box, label, move one room at a time and try to enjoy the move. Yes, you heard me right on that one too...ENJOY the move. While some of my friends are off on vacations, we are here moving. But, I am determined to really make this experience one of great joy and organization. I love being organized and this is yet one more opportunity to really make it count.
This week is filled with so many things: haircuts, packing, cleaning, shopping for a baby shower for my daughter, hosting the baby shower at her house (her idea but not a bad one considering the move), and then it will be Sunday. Where does the time go? So, if you don't see me here for a few days, enjoy your weekends everyone. I'm looking forward to many new adventures.
A few months ago it would have saddened me to think that we were moving and my friend Mary Ann would not be part of my experience. But I have turned a corner on that relationship too. I don't feel sad any longer to not have her in my life. What is it you used to say to me Mary Ann? Change is good? How right you were. I just never realized at the time that you meant with me! But that's OK...I wept through it and came out on the other side of sad. Behind every cloud there is a silver lining.
I'm looking forward to starting fresh in a new home, welcoming my new granddaughter into the family in May, and taking that long over-due vacation that we talked about for so long. Life is good. The sun really HAS come out.