Tuesday, February 17, 2009

What to do?


Life is coming at me these days. Not that I feel like I'm not handling it but I wonder how and when it's going to catch up to me and take a bite out of my ass.

T's health has taken a turn for the worse and I'm starting to think of time with her in terms of "the last time..." , the last time we'll share a meal or go somewhere together even though it has only been medical appointments for the last while. Yesterday was to be my day with her but she asked me not to come and her husband came home from work to care for her. He gets 3 weeks of compassion leave. Three weeks. That's all I can say about that.

I started boot camp again yesterday. I was nervous because I felt like I had really lost the plot over Christmas and was feeling achy and out of shape. Surprisingly I was able to keep up just fine and although I feel pretty sore today it also feels familiar and good.

Because we are in such a rush to get ready for our move I decided to go on the advice of my moving company and rent plastic stackable crates to move with instead of trying to find boxes. I used a company called Say No To Boxes and these guys are fantastic! They have package rates based on the size of the home you are moving out of. I chose a one bedroom package because you get to keep the crates for a whole month. That means we can start taking crates over to the new house and emptying them in the next two weeks meaning there is so much less for the movers to deal with. I got 15 75 litre crates a wardrobe box and a huge coffin like container for lighter big things. The nice guy who delivered them also brought me packing paper a big roll of bubble wrap and labels for the crates and a brand new Sharpie. All of the crates are just stacked in the corner of the apartment until I use them and as I fill them they get stacked on a wheeled dolly that comes with the whole deal and soon we'll start moving all our shit from this pile to the new pile. The last time we moved I used rolls and rolls of packing tape and by the time it was all said and done my hands were raw from all of the layers of skin the tape had pulled off. I figure all the time saved by the movers will offset the cost of renting the crates. I hope I'm right.

All that being said am still trying to figure out what's going to happen with our wedding. That's where my obsession also lays and really it's all about figuring out how to do it without spending a lot of money. Right now I'm just doing research. It keeps me busy in my head.

Yes, there's stuff going on with work too. I'll let you know how that's going when the time is right.

Tomorrow I am off to The Sunshine Coast with our store manager for a bonus day and lunch with Lorna at her new place. I hope the sunsssssssssssshines. Ha! that happened by accident but I think I'll leave it.

6 comments:

Evil Twin's Wife said...

You *do* have a lot on your plate these days. Just take a deep breath and eventually, it'll all happen! :-)

And, I love the crate idea. I don't think we have anything like that around here (or at least not in my state).

Anonymous said...

I'm going to call that crate company and see if they'd like to be listed with the Recycling Hotline. What a great idea - and no waste! Have fun in the sun today Barb - 9 degrees is the forecast!
Jess

Ms.Barbara Jane said...

That's a great idea Jess, I was just thinking of that. Tell 'em I sent ya. Maybe they'll give you a deep discount when you move?
You all have a good day too!

My Little Corner said...

I love the plastic crate idea. That's awesome. I hate cardboard boxes. Thanks for sharing.
And wedding planning is tough. I didn't do all that I could have for our wedding, I just had a huge mental block like my brain and body were frozen. I have no idea, but dealing with it was super hard for me! I hope you planning goes smoothly.

Sorry to hear about T.

Enjoy your visit to the Sunshine coast - you lucky girl!

Ms.Barbara Jane said...

Oh MLC, I think I know what you mean, overwhelmed is the word that comes to mind.
Thanks for your words.

K8 the Gr8 said...

When's the wedding? Mine's coming up pretty soon, 9th May! How are you getting on?

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