Sunday, August 1, 2010


(Also known as my first stage of packing procrastination)

I was hoping my 17 year old niece would be able to come down with me to Asheville to turn my trip of drudgery into a spectacular teen adventure... but alas... it wasn't meant to be. I'm trying not to kill myself over it. As she said "Just cry a little". Will do.

I was going to leave tomorrow morning.


It feels so much better to sit around NOT packing our stuff up and eating brownies (yes I actually have to pack to go and pack... it sucks) .

Also, kind of legitimate excuse style... Kid's neurologist called with an unbeknownst to me scheduled appointment for Tuesday morning. I don't know why that happened. Usually those referrals take a couple of months. My mom suggested there might have been a sudden cancellation... could be. I thought about canceling it and rescheduling for when we're back, but I also want to be sure she gets in BEFORE starting school just in case we need a special protocol on file with the nurse. I don't want to take a gamble on the appointment and then have to wait until October to get her in. (of related interest: Kid has not thrown up once since getting out of school for the summer... this is the big thing to talk over with the Dr re:abdominal migraines)

I guess I think it's best that we stay, so now we're leaving after the appointment on Tuesday.

And now for the boring details of my life...

Tomorrow we are finalizing all the moving contracts and insurance for said move. We can't remember if our homeowner's covers this or not. I'm thinking with the corporate move I must not have cared and just added the extra coverage.

I'm also going to get all of our stuff organized and moved out of my grandmother's space.

We've put off the carpet until we move in. While I wanted to have it all done before the movers came, it just got too complicated. I really need to be able to see the spaces and look at carpet samples in the proper lighting, etc. It just got to be too much of a rush, and for that amount of money I don't want to regret my decision. I'm thinking of a light greyish taupe (called shale) by the way. Neutral but not beige. I also think the grey tones will allow for more paint color choices (assume we'll have at least one pink room). Oh and we're going with Lowe's. I wanted to support the local store but the service/price/and quality in our range just weren't worth the premium.

That's the update. That and I've gained 5 pounds in the 5 weeks I've been here (Remember when I made fun of Mr F for that?). Once again proving that I just can't drink soda without weighing 5 pounds more pretty much instantly. When will I learn? And when will I stop loving it's sparkling effervescence? Probably never... which is why I need to reinstate the ban. I just can't control myself when I let soda back into my life.

On that front... once I move I am totally going to bring it. For real. Really real. I am totally ready. I feel like complete crap.

P.S. Have any of you (Deb?!) done the Tracy Anderson Method? I'll have a lot of room in my basement for those crazy routines. I'm dying to hear what people think of it!


Deb said...

How sad is it that just that tiny phrase, "sparking effervescence" instantly made me crave a soda? I can't even keep the stuff in the house, and right now I am keenly aware there is a six-pack of Coke in the fridge, leftover from J's party. It's like a badge of honor that I haven't dipped into it in the last week.

I have not tried Tracy's DVDs, but I have used one of her workout videos that she posted on YouTube. Check it out. It's mind-numbingly boring (you'll want to put on some music), but surprisingly effective. Jillian Michaels has a new kettle bell workout coming out in a month or so.

Mrs Furious said...

The leg workout she did for gwyneth? I've done that and yes so freaking boring. I'm thinking of trying her dance workouts. Unfortunately I just can't stand looking at her face... or hearing her voice... yet, I do believe in her craziness.

Kiki said...

I did it too. No music = did not finish.

I'm drinking a Coke as I type this.

I've gained 10+ punds this summer.

Thank goodness I start back to my store on Monday, hoping that gives me back some time and energy to get back to my treadmill...I've missed it so much!!!

Wishing there was some way I could help you with this move....sending lots of good thoughts your way. Fingers crossed for Kid's doctor visit too!!

Kiki said...

Or, pounds, I am a terrible typist.

Janay said...

I have her DVD's - for the mat workout AND the dance workout. The dances work thats for sure - but man there are like 3000 routines you have to learn and you just repeat them over and over and over again! But she knows her stuff! Good luck! :)

Missives From Suburbia said...

I've had the dance DVD on my list of things to buy forever, but I haven't gotten to it. That leg workout turned me off. Oh, and her voice! ACK!

I think I may give trainer Bob's new DVDs a shot.

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