Saturday, September 24, 2011
Moving is always somewhat stressful, and even though this isn’t an official PCS move for me, I’m still moving back to Italy after living with my parents for 6 months. And I seem to have accumulated a TON of stuff. This was planned though. I knew I was going to buy baby boy’s wardrobe through size 2T if we found out he was a boy, which he obviously is. And I also stocked up on clothes for Abbie for the next year and a half since it’s much more fun to shop in person than it is online. So the majority of these boxes are clothes. But I also bought quite a bit of fabric to use over the next 2 years since buying fabric in Italy is very expensive and the selection is extremely slim, so again, I’d end up buying it online anyway. And since I didn’t bring any maternity clothes with me, I’ve bought quite a few of those also, so I’m sending back my non-maternity clothes in boxes.
I’ve shipped 2 (huge) boxes home, one of them was the double stroller, the other full of baby clothes. I have 12 more boxes (pictured above) that I need to get to the post office asap so they will be there by the time we get to Italy. And the stressful part is that I have quite a few boxes left to pack and get ready to send. I’m numbering them all and writing down what I have in each of them so I’ll know what I’m missing if any of them don’t show up in Italy.
The stressful part is that I am SUPER busy from now until the weekend before we leave. Between OB appointments, dentist appointments, vet appointments, hair appointments, dinners with friends, taking pictures for people, finishing a quilt, etc, I have something going on every. single. day. Which is good! It’s great really, because the time will fly by, but it’s stressful because it’s a lot to do in a short amount of time. We fly out in 18 days. So I’m trying to visit with family and friends as much as possible before I leave, and also get everything ready to go.
I’m also stressed about everything I have to do after we get to Italy, but I’ll save that for another post. =) On the brighter side, it’s looking like fall here and I absolutely love it! The cooler weather, the changing leaves, the wearing warm clothes. I can’t get enough of it and it definitely helps my mood!