Friday, October 30, 2009

Maybe It's in the Other Box?

Over the last week I have come to realize that there are many things we take for granted in life. Simple things, like a toilet paper holder.

Riley and I officially moved into our new home on Tuesday night. We had enough energy to get one bed made, one bathroom cleaned, and watch one portion of Jeff Dunham on DVD before we crashed. This, after fastening a shower curtain liner to the shower stall with painter's tape so we could have nice hot showers. I kind of forgot the shower rods...and the office supplies.

Some day, when the dust settles, I am going to write a survival checklist for people on the move. It will include things you absolutely need to have accessible, things you will want to pack last, so that you will be able to get at them. Like the aforementioned toilet paper holder. And mac n cheese.

This for me was the 13th move over a course of 13 years, thanks to a wandering husband...ahem...and I have to say that I am horribly relieved that I will never have to do it again. I have to wonder if it is a coincidence that after 13 years of being together we got divorced too? Perhaps 13 is really an unlucky number for me. My girlfriends tease me that I'm going to find a rich man with a gorgeous mansion and then I will want to move. Nice try, ladies. Get him to take me fishing and cook me dinner and we'll talk.

Wednesday night, after sorting through more boxes, we decided to dig into the Ben & Jerry's pints that I had purchased and saved for just such an occasion. Nope, no spoons. Riley used the ice cream scoop, and I used a giant plastic spoon from Ikea. I think it may have tasted better that way. I was actually too tired to find my camera to take a picture, but I know that every minute of us creating this new life together will stick in my mind forever.

Last night we carved pumpkins with Grandpa Dave and brought home pumpkin seeds to roast. When in God's name did I think I was going to do that? Perhaps after I iron my sheets and scrub my grout with an old toothbrush. I still have yet to find the candles I bought to put inside the pumpkins. That will be first on my list this evening.

If you are in the area and have a trick or treater in your family, please drive on up the hill and visit me. I would love to see you for my first Halloween on the Hill!

1 comment:

Kristi Pohl said...

Looking for some pictures on the blog, once you get settled in and find the toilet paper holder : )