That's what I'm packing up in preparation for The Move.
And let me tell you... no matter what I get done, I feel like I've accomplished nothing. Nada. Zip... zilch... zero.
Could it be because as I'm packing Connor's closet I come across a bag full of cards... cards from Caleb's and Connor's baby showers. I can't help but read a few... just a few... ok, all of them - and cry. Tears of joy remembered and felt all over again. How amazing those times were - getting ready to welcome them to our family.
Could it be because as I'm packing drawers of STUFF I come across pictures of when we first moved in here. Pictures of our first Christmas here. Pictures of my babies when they were brought home. And, yes - of course this included some more tears!
Granted, there are no decorations in my living room. My china cabinet is empty. My cupboards are empty. My "pantry" is half empty. I've boycotted cooking for the next week and packed all pots, pans, and bake ware. There are 6 huge boxes sitting by the garage door, yet I feel like I've accomplished nothing. Why? I wonder...
I haven't moved in sooooo long. I forgot how moving really is. It is tiring. It is annoying. It is frustrating. It is tiring. It is difficult. It is no fun. Did I mention it's tiring? Exhausting, really. So far, all it has done is made me painfully aware of how organized I'm NOT and remind me how badly I wish I was!
Oh - and get this... movers are scheduled to be here bright and early Wednesday morning, and as of now, our new house isn't even completed!! Yep - you read right. No carpet. No tub. Back door has to be fixed where someone decided they wanted in really badly so they kicked it in, breaking the entire jam. Needless to say, we are crossing our fingers to get a certificate of occupancy by Wednesday so we can have electricity and gas turned on! Oh - this process... it's a crazy one!
Well, I guess I'd better get back to it... I'm no where near getting through these 7 years... maybe only 2 years of the way through. And I certainly haven't bundled all of what my 2 kids have added... I think that's more than the 7 years worth of stuff - FOR SURE!!!