Limbo. Just plain, boring, frustrating limbo and I'm not one to do well in these moments.
I guess because I'm a person who has to be constantly doing and moving and going, finding myself in the waiting period between leaving this place and moving to our new home, is driving me absolutely bananas.
Wanna see what's around me?
That is my Essentials box, what I'll be using until our household goods get delivered to the new house. I'm taking the crockpot, or rather ONE of the crockpots and that first week in the house I'll be making slow cooked meals, just really simple things. Other kitchen needs as well....coffee....can't be without coffee right?
I've become quite good at dodging boxes, they get jumped over, moved around, pushed from one side of the house to the other etc. Will be nice when they're all gone.
Pantry goods, this box will go with us.
I have such a huge collection of jars of every shape and size. Some will go with me, but the others will go with the movers. And those empty boxes right next to them???? They're not going in the trash, they are used for packing and I'll show you what I do.
I simply cut one of the sides off, lay them on their side and pack all my spice bottles.
This was pre cleaning the tops, see that powdered sugar dispenser? It decided to slip off my hands and pop open spreading a nice film of white powder all over my counter, stove and the spice bottles. *sigh*
This wooden little crate came with 3 little pots of herbs that I bought, oh, I wanna see 2 years ago? But it makes a nice little holder for spice bottles and they fit in there nice and snug.
Since I'm taking all the spices with me, they'll be packed in a box, stacked and that way they won't move. It's an easy way to move spices without dozens of little bottles everywhere.
Another thing I've always done when packing, is to use my old phone books. I don't need them anymore and there are tons of pages in there perfect for wrapping breakables.
So yes, I can tell you that OUR packing is almost complete, everything else that is left is what the movers will be taking next week. Could it be next week already? I'm just so ready for this all to be over and done with.
In the middle of all this chaos, we had a nice surprise yesterday. Got some certificates for my husband's retirement, and of course being the wuss that I am, I burst into tears.
What can I say, other than you know how I've always told you that military life is not an easy life, and certainly not a lifestyle for everyone. There's a lot of sacrifices not only on the military member's part, but the families as well. It's nice to be recognized and acknowledge :)
The kids were each given a folder with a certificate on one side and a photo on the other.
See what I mean about crying? I still can't read these without bawling, goodness.
That was the photo included, the kids with daddy's jet. :)
I received two folders, also with a certificate on one side and a photo on the other. Love the one of my handsome husband, I'm so proud of him :)
This was the second folder :)
And my hubby got two as well, and there will be a few other things he gets next week before leaving :)
I am glad that they are recognized for their service and their sacrifice, after 22 years of service.
So there you have it, that's what is going on right now.
We are pretty much set to move, just a week and a few days left.
And as frazzled as I've been feeling lately, I was actually a little stunned to be able to get a photo of myself I actually like. Looking at this photo you don't even realize the stress and craziness going on in that little brain lol
Alright my friends, it's time to get off here, go pack a few more boxes, get that laundry taken care of and make sure my ground beef is thawed for tonight's dinner....Spaghetti Pie. Yum!
Have yourselves a lovely rest of Tuesday, God Bless,