Before you get married, most couples go through premarital counseling of some sort. One of the purposes of the counseling is to eliminate false expectations of certain situations (i.e. how much money to spend of gifts, who will take care of the finances, which family you will spend the holidays with, etc.) I found this part particularly helpful, but here's one thing that should have been added onto the false expectations list. How to Move. Seriously. We have had more disagreements about this silly moving process, than anything else lately. How are we going to move? Will we use a moving van or just make several trips back and forth? (heck no!) Where do we get the boxes from? Do we purchase them or pick through the boxes behind the grocery stores and restaurants? (Ugh) What boxes should we use to pack (fill in the blank)? How heavy should the boxes be? (don't even ask me to help if they weigh more than 50 lbs) Who is packing what articles? Does this really need to packed into a box? (of course it does) Do we really need to pack the clothes in the dresser drawers? (yes, of course). Wait, don't pack those blankets, I need them to pack the glass tabletop!
This is how it has been. And now I am a firm believer that the next person that writes a premarital counseling curriculum should have a section about moving in there.
But the good news is that we are almost done packing.
Over the last couple of days, I've been too preoccupied to cook anything. So our diet has consisted of Hot Pockets, leftover Christmas candy (somehow we ended up with a lot of chocolate this year...not that I'm complaining), and quesadillas, and sandwiches. Last night I was so hungry, I finally gave in and made spaghetti (from a jar of course).
Yesterday our internet/phone service provider got confused and shut off our account, instead of waiting until Monday like we had requested. Do you have any idea how much of a conflict that is right when you are about to move? It is for us anyway, because pretty much everything we do requires the internet. And despite of all that, I did not have a melt down yesterday. And that's quite the accomplishment for me. Ha ha.
Tomorrow we're dropping off our truck at the new house and picking up the Moving truck. The move is coming so fast.