Monday, March 27, 2006

What a Weekend!

First of all, thanks for the wonderful compliments on baby Sara's sweater and slipper set from Friday. The shower was on Saturday, and mom-to-be S loved the gift, so I was really happy. Saturday was a perfect day for a baby shower, and we had a lovely time at the Rancho Bernardo Inn. Best of all, S really enjoyed her special day.

I "mostly" enjoyed the day. I battled a massive allergy attack for about 24 hours (Friday night through Saturday night). I'm a pretty allery-prone gal to begin with (it doesn't take much) but add a whole bunch of dust (from say packing), and that will do me in for sure. I didn't feel like much fun on Saturday, but I actually did have a good time at the shower and visiting with B's fam. We stayed for dinner on Saturday night, and even watched the UCLA-Memphis game on TV. (B's dad is also a Bruin alumni, so we all had a good time yelling at the TV.) UCLA is going to the Final Four...I can't believe it! Go Bruins!
After being a sniffling, sneezing zombie all day and night on Saturday, I was relieved to wake up on Sunday morning feeling "mostly" normal. I could have slept for several more hours, but we had so much to do!

Packing really sucks. Sorry to harp on this, but I can't help it. I love moving INto places - you get to start fresh and organize - but moving OUT of places really sucks. Unpacking = good. Packing = bad. In spite of this, I was able to get quite a bit of packing done on Friday and Sunday, so I at least feel good about that. Plus, we were able to sell the HACs (huge ass couches) and B's HAT (huge ass TVs), so that's a HAR (huge ass relief)! We did NOT want to have to move those things!

The best part of yesterday was...no, not our trip to Home Depot, not sitting on the floor for hours while I packed up the kitchen, not even selling the giant pieces of furniture...it was when we went to visit our new house. The couple living there now were moving most of their stuff out yesterday, so while they were out they left us a key so that we could stop by and look around again. We really only saw the place once, for around 15 minutes, at the open house. We didn't have pictures or measurements, or anything. Thankfully, it was just as cute as we remembered it, and we were able to get a good idea of the size of the rooms so that we can plan. It was good motivation to have yesterday, after weeks of being stressed over packing and what not. Now I'm even more eager to finish packing and get moved out (and in) already! It's such a pain...but only a few more days...I'll be SO HAPPY by this time next week!

7 comments:

Shelley said...

OMG! That baby set is SOOO CUTE!! You really did a great job and I think the crochet ties are perfect. Sounds like you had a pretty good weekend and hey ... you *will* be so happy by next week. I know packing is awful! Good luck with it. Hope you have a gang of folks to help you with the actual move.

Chris said...

Glad you got to see the new place yesterday and get a little reinvigorated. Hang in there - like you said, it'll all be over soon.

Nasus said...

I'm so glad that you were able to get rid of the HACs!

Jennifer said...

Moving is a bear! Hang in there.

Disentangled said...

I think the other name for the HACs may embody your feeling toward them a litte better - "the f*#%ing couches" ;-)

amanda cathleen said...

I hate moving, I am never ever moving again!! I love your baby set, you did a great job. : )

candsmom said...

I feel your pain on packing and moving! I remember all the HA-items we had to move when we moved into our current place, and after that experience, I'd have to say that HA is a pretty apt term. ;-) Best wishes with all the packing! Take care! :-)