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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Checking in...

Hi! I'm still here. Still packing. The front room looks like it's been hit with a tsunami. The armoire that I've been stuffing with papers and gift bags and staplers for the past 3 months has just thrown up all over the living room rug. This is the part that I hate. I've done the books and the kitchen and Ethan's room and many other parts of the house. But this mess is different. It's the weird, random, uncatagorizeable (yes, I know that's not a word) stuff that I can't figure out what to do with. It's like one 8' x 10' junk drawer. I'd like to just trash the whole thing and be done with it, but I know that somewhere down the road I'd be needing that power cord or phone number... So that's where I'm at. Drowning in a junk drawer. But I'm determined to finish it tonight - even if it takes all night! I worked on it last night until 2 a.m. So why am I sitting here at the computer instead of diving in? Because I'm stalling. I keep looking over at the piles and shuddering.

I keep reminding myself that tomorrow I get my hair done. And just like that, I'm back in my happy place. You know how I feel about hair therapy!

5 Comments:

At 6:30 AM, Blogger LindaSueBuhl said...

one of the few times I think I'd like to be part of a reality show is when they bring in some "organization specialist" who does all your files and junk drawers :::sigh:::: then I remember - I married one if I'd just turn him loose on this stuff! Have fun with the hair therapy and remember - power cords and phone numbers can be replaced - sanity is fragile! Thanks for updating us

 
At 2:58 PM, Blogger Amy said...

I had my hair done today too, so I'm feeling good. When I have to pack I get to the stage when I no longer care if I need it or not, I just want to throw everything away so I don't have to pack, and then unpack, it.

 
At 2:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When we were moving to Montana from Florida I got to the point that I could no longer make a decision on anything, so Derek did it for me- He and my brother went through and put it all in the garbage and was done with it. Now come to think of it I don't recall needing anything that was there after it was gone. We sure will miss you guys!

 
At 12:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, yes! The junk drawer of life happens at my house, too. I feel your pain!! Praying you can get through it with sanity intact - glad you've got hair therapy to help. :-)

~ dana c

 
At 6:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sarah,

So good to hear from you :) I agree with Linda...For your sanity's sake TRY not to fret over it, chances are you will never need what is in there... Plus, once you get settled again it seems there is always a new junk drawer to replace the other one :) I am sure your hair looks beautiful. Hang in there sister we all will be praying for you!

Love,
Gena Haviland

 

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