Wednesday, July 18, 2012

More and More

It seems like every couple of days something else is changing, and I am NOT just talking about this whole shindig all together! We have confirmed we are leaving and chose the end of August, great. Then we found out that Kat and Jay's Godmother's would be at Platina over labor day weekend. If may not be such a big deal, but they live on the east coast, Kat has never met her Godmother in person, and it has been over a decade since Jay has spent any time with his. So, what does this all mean? We are leaving after the liturgy for the Dormition of the Theotokos, o.s., which is just a couple days sooner.

We went from thinking we would get an entire moving truck for all of our 'stuff' and driving the car out separately, to now thinking that towing a gi-normous trailer behind the car and save more than half the cost, which is huge! That would mean we can spend that money on new items that we left behind, not to mention there is already a decent amount of furniture in the house we will live in, because it was used as a sort of guest house. That being said, this completely reshapes our plan of what will be coming with us. It probably be Kat's bed (she insists on having it), her horses, clothes, etc., Jay's freestanding tool box filled with needed items, my craft stuff minus some fabric with all of the material my mom has, our clothes, bikes, and, um, dogs and cat.

Hmm, what else? Our days are filling with things that need to be done, with a little bit of sanity on the side. It's like we are moving, but we are not. It has been 7 years since we have moved and it still seems a bit surreal. We are looking forward to it, but we all have our struggles in leaving. Kat was just expressing how hard it is going to be to miss her friends, so we are trying to set up some meaningful time with them before we go, plus a birthday party for her, which I still need to plan...ugh.

In all of this, I am realizing the importance of having fewer things in life. How many of them do we really need and how many do we accumulate to make ourselves feel comfortable? That being said, I hope it is a long time before we have to move again, if ever at all!