Sunday, August 25, 2013

All Packing and No Play....

makes me a very dull person and this a very dull blog.  Also, moving and selling a house is the opposite of fun.



Yes, every moment is being spent packing, sorting, cleaning, and more packing.  The second bedroom in my house has become the box room.  

Some days, I wish I didn't collect things (antiques, vintage dishes and glassware, miscellaneous stuff), had all my books on a tablet, and didn't have quilting as a hobby.... 

but that's not me so I just keep getting more boxes.



Here is another view a couple days later. My fabric is being buried in the back so I'm not tempted to sew...
Yes, those are my vintage snowshoes.  Can't wait to hang them up in New Mexico where they will have a more appropriate context LOL!

Needless to say, I am way behind on visiting and commenting on blogs, have an overflowing email inbox, and have no idea what else is going on in the world.  

This is my first house and at times I'm happy to be starting on a new adventure and a few times, I have shed tears for having to leave my little sanctuary.  S. wisely told me that my memories travel with me and are not left here when I leave.  I have been through a lot in this house.  But then again, this house is 101 years old and my 14 years here is a relatively short period of time. 

 Remy, on the other hand paw, is having the time of his life.

He thinks all the boxes are for him.
"ROOOOOARRR" ----Remy, First of His Name, King of Boxes, Lord of Cat Toys

10 comments:

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

I don't envy you this task, Gretchen. Moving is very hard work, physically and emotionally, as you are discovering. Do you know what type of home you will be moving INTO?

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Lots of work....yuck...but look at the great photo opportunity you had......meowwwwww.

Heather said...

Oh my, I just went through this 6 months ago and it is no fun. But I am settling into my new home and having fun with the decorating and getting back to sewing. I hope you are able to find to perfect place to call home soon. Oh and I have tons of stuff too. So many treasures but I did some major purging and don't miss any of it!

kristie said...

Totally know what you are going through...not much time to think...you just keep moving and packing and keeping the house presentable for showing...ahhh I will be all over and you will look back and say...WOW I can't believe I did all that.
When you get to your new place, it will be "weird" at first, but you and S. will make it a home and build new memories. k

a good yarn said...

Poor Remy he's exhausted from supervising all that packing! I don't envy you I'm not sure that I would have the constitution to pack up my place.

Stitched With Prayer said...

Thinking a lot about you and your move to New Mexico. Keeping you in my prayers that all is going well, not too many bumps in the road. I won't keep you, just wanted to let you know that you and all your furry kids were in my thoughts. Big hugs for you and lots of rubs and scratches for the furry kids...

Stitched With Prayer said...

Hi Again Gretchen! I can't begin to imagine how busy you are, but just once again wanted to tell you that you have all been in my thoughts including all the furry kids. Hoping things are moving (no pun intended) along as smoothly as possible. Sending big hugs all around. Keeping you in my prayers for wonderful things to come in this new life adventure you have started on...

Sinta Renee said...

Hi Gretchen! I hope you have made your move and have done some settling in by now! Can't wait for your new adventure to unfold!

Karmen Sunshine said...

Yech, moving! You will love your new place; what an adventure. I will miss you. You are such a good person.
Karmen

Stitched With Prayer said...

Hi Gretchen, Just wanted to stay in touch and let you know your missed, along with your beautiful quilts and furry kids. Think of you often and as always, keeping you and yours in prayer for a safe, smooth transition into your new life. Big, Big Hugs...
***I'm going into "Remy" withdrawls. LOL ... Miss your stories of his antics and pics of his paper bag and box games. More hugs...