Monday, November 05, 2007

Under Pressure

Apparently I had some sort of subconscious block about this move that was directly related to ridding my house of flea market Stuff. I'm telling you, I'd been all oh-it'll-all-come-together about the sorting and packing until Sunday morning, when I woke up about 20 minutes before anyone else in my house and my mind was racing. Thoughts darted back and forth, jockeying for position on my mental to-do list. And I've had perma-nervous stomach since then. Good times! Even though it will all get packed no matter what, I've started Labeling and Making Lists and Sorting. I know it sounds very un-fun but it makes me feel slightly more in control and this moving business is always actually slightly out of control, so it's a nice balance.

On a happier note, remember how I was lamenting the lack of furniture purchasing? The drought is over. We found an antique piece today at a Hong Kong (might all great furniture come from Hong Kong?) shipment that spoke to me. Or maybe it sang. All I know is that it made my heart beat a little faster and when people ask, "where are you going to put it?", I just want to laugh. Because furniture that speaks to me like this doesn't need a destination - it just needs to be in my crates next week. And also? Technically we don't know where any of our stuff is going to go since we don't have a home come Tuesday, so why hold any new pieces to such impossible standards? Luckily Jeff was with me to give a thumbs up, or maybe he just acquiesced because he could sense my sweaty palms and rapid pulse (like young love, now that I think about it), because I don't think I would've had the courage to buy it alone. Ahhh, I love it when things work out.

Speaking of working out, Wyatt's really into doing push-ups these days. Somehow his are more taxing to his legs than his arms, but he gets the up-down bob going and it makes us laugh every time. Every once in a while he'll switch to sit-ups, but push-ups are obviously his favorite. He usually just does them with Jeff, but he dropped and gave us fifteen on the sidewalk this weekend. Can standing at attention be far behind?

I have a couple Japan posts that have been brewing for months now and I've realized they have to make it out of my brain and into pixels in the next seven days or they'll lose their impact. And we also realized that we're packing our wireless router on Friday, so we'll have to be all archaic and plug into the wall - horrors! - until we're out of the house next week. Plus, starting tonight, dinners are going to get a little sketchy around here. We're in pantry-emptying mode, so if anyone knows how to make something tasty out of a can of great northern beans, peanut butter and Rotel, be sure to let me know.

9 comments:

Susan said...

I think the great northerns and rotel can be combined. I'll think on that. I would recommend you just eat the peanut butter directly off of a tablespoon.

Mom said...

Wyatt and pushups--how funny. Maybe Wyatt and Thomas can run a baby bootcamp while you're here. And I want details about the new furniture purchase.

Dad said...

I have been eating lots of peanut butter--you can always bring it to me for my Christmas present.

lisa said...

1) Im in total denial that movers are coming.

2) Perma-nervous stomach? Join the club- I'll share my zantac. You are nervous about packing lists. Im nervous about the total question mark that is our future. Wanna trade? I'll throw in a bottle of zantac to sweeten the pot. :)

The Thomas Crew said...

Steph, it sounds like the makings of an awesome new Air Force Wives' Cookbook - The TLF Chef. Go for it, you creative-literary-marketing-genius! Have I said lately that I'm going to miss y'all?

The Blake Family said...

Congrats on your last purchase! Just in the nick of time! Oh, and the beans, peanut butter and rotel...not so sure they go together. I'm thinkin' a peanut butter sandwich with a side of beans and rotel salsa?? Still doesn't make my mouth water! Good luck! Oh, plugging into the wall isn't so bad...that's what we do all the time! Please don't forget...we'll watch Wyatt while you are sorting and list making!

Ade said...

I think I have a perma nervous stomach awaiting your arrival! I wish I could be there to help. Lists and organizing are strong Rost characteristics all the way down to Charlie (we are seeing signs already)! I'm not touching the food combo thing...take out sounds like the best option!

Steph said...

It's so refreshing to read your posts about moving b/c you and I are totally on the same page. I'm constantly walking around our house nowadays trying to figure out what's going in what shipment and what just needs to be put on the curbside. And not only are our dinners thrown together from scraps in our pantry since we're in "cleaning out" mode also, but I'm just flat out not in the mood to cook anymore. My mind is in "temporary living mode" already and we're not even there yet! My lucky family.

Jody & Joey said...

Moving is exciting...
glad I (hopefully) don't have to do it for awhile!
Glad you filled your furniture void. That way you will have "no regrets"