Sunday, December 28, 2008

A few things I'd rather do instead of packing

Even though a full pack by the movers is part of the offer my husband accepted from his new employer, I have been through enough company relocations to know... I don't like the way they pack. So hubby brought home boxes to get me started. Only 20!! Sorry guy...I need about 120 more! I've also learned from listing our homes for sale that the more I have packed away from little hands, the less my hands have to clean up. In Sarah's short seven years, we have moved 4 times.... I love you Sarah, but you room has been packed today, I just don't have time to clean your room morning, noon and night. Your babies can stay on your bed, But be warned...I have a box with their name on it! In between packing and trips to the trash, I have been sneaking peeks at the listings the realtor sent us to look over. Though I haven't seen this cabin in person....on paper it is my absolute favorite and would be perfect for our family. Who wouldn't love a pre-Civil War log cabin tucked in the woods! And just in case the log cabin should sell or for some reason not suit us, then I have found this 100 year plus stone farm house with a huge red barn. I could easily call either one HOME. Now if we can just find a weekend that Dougs isn't playing hockey. Wait ....let me check my calendar....MARCH 1st. I don't know that I can wait that long! Hopefully hubby will like one of these properties when he heads up next week. To help me pass the time spent waiting for our move to Wisconsin, I started a smallish cross stitch project that can quickly be cleaned away. These two pieces are for a scissor sheath. I have finished the back and am nearly done stitching the piece with the "C" for the front. The set has charts for the scissor sheath, a needle book and a sewing case. Hopefully it will be enough to keep me busy. If not, I have another stitching kit that could keep me busy for a very long time. I'm starting to wonder if maybe I'm not spending enough time packing?


Nadine said...

Oh My, I'm sooo happy reading this post ! Though I know how busy you must be with all that packing, I'm feeling that new hopes are filling your heart with these new homes-to-be. Gosh, that log-cabin in the woods is soooo wonderful! I can certainly imagine you there. Just the perrrrfect one for you and the family! It looks as made for you, and I cross my fingers you can get it, sweetie! The other one is splendid, too. No doubt you're going to be happy, either with one or the other...and you deserve it ;>)
Aaah those Xstitch works are so, so cute, indeed. You're absolutely right to focus your mind on something so lovely and delicate. Your scissors are going to find a gorgeous home, as well! (not to mention the other gorgeous project. You just have the right taste).
THANKS for showing, dear
I also hope you're soon getting some news from your mum, and that's she's not suffering too much...

In thoughts with you, always,

Milah said...

I wish I had your ability to re-focus my attentions during such stressful times. I would be overwhelmed.
Your cross stitch is very pretty.
You and your family are still in my thoughts and prayers.

Catherine said...

Wow -- you certainly have enough on your plate right now! Both those homes look wonderful!
The cross stitch is wonderful! What an amazing scissor case that will be!


oooh! Log Cabin!!!! Gorgeous!!

sending relaxful and motivating thoughts your way!

Linda said...

Such wonderful homes Christine, I'm sure the Lord will direct you all to where He wants you to be. Keeping you all in my prayers.

Kritta22 said...

Oh either house would be wonderful!!!
I'm sure you will find things to keep you busy!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Oh I'd be happy to move into one of those places too. They both look great.
Now I need to do what your doing and start packing! It's going to take forever! I laughed at 20 boxes. LOL!!

Judy said...

My mom always said leave the house when packers come or you'll go insane. I'm very particular too. Good projects to do to keep your mind busy and off things that are in your control at the moment! Prayers for you are said daily!

Judy said...

Sorry, I meant are NOT in your control. As you probably will realize. Stay busy, love the choices!