Monday, March 8, 2010

Packing... Bleh

Oh, how I hate packing!! Almost as much as I hate laundry. ;-)

If anyone has any great tips, ideas, or suggestions on moving long distance, I'm all ears! I'm going to start slowly packing away the things we don't use on a daily basis, in hopes that it won't be such a mammoth job on the day we are trying to get all our stuff out.

Also, any helpful hints on removing hideous floral wallpaper is appreciated too. We removed one wall's worth, and it is HARD work and so tedious and time consuming. We have 3 more walls to go. We figure we'll have a better chance of renting this house out if it's not QUITE so dated. ;-)

Today is going to be a productive day. Just cuz, it is. :-D I've got my laundry started, the dishes are done, the kids are fed. I need to do a deep clean vacuum; you know, clean in between the cushions on the couch and stuff.

I have my spinach and chicken, and I'm actually looking forward to having it for lunch. I've had a cup of coffee and half of a mini bagel so far. I also plan to mix up some green smoothie. I am really super tempted to make these cookies called "Cocolattes". They are coconut and chocolate and reaaallllyyyy good. Usually when I mix up a batch of cookies I send the bulk of them back to work with my sister (who visits me on lunch) or to work with Josh. That way I'm not tempted to eat them all. ;-)

We'll see if I end up doing it. It's a gloriously beautiful day outside, so the park may be in order.

My back is totally out again, and super painful. I think it's from sitting in the car for hours and hours on Saturday. I took a Percocet last night and the dang thing did NOTHING for the pain. I have them left over from when I got my wisdom teeth removed, and also got dry socket. They helped the pain with my teeth, but they just don't touch my back/SI pain. I'm walking all bent over and crippled, which is just not fun at all. So any exercise I do will be slow and easy.

Hope you all have a wonderful day!


  1. My only tip is to label every single box really well! You will always end up with that 1 thing you need but don't know which box it is! Good luck and I hope your back feels better soon!

  2. I actually enjoy packing because I like to get rid of stuff I don't know why I keep. When we came back from Asia and got our things out of storage, I threw half of it away! Why did I keep some of those things? Less is more is my advice. If you haven't used it in a year...Goodbye to it.

    I number every box and keep a running list of what's in the box and its approximate value on a separate piece of paper. I number the box and label where it is to go in the house.

    I wish I could come help. I truly quite enjoy packing!

  3. Packing overwhelms me...I just don't move very often. LOL!!

    I really feel bad about your back pain. I hope it gets better for you.