Friday, October 17, 2008

Busy, Busy, Busy

I've been trying to get the apartment packed up (just a couple of weeks left before the move), thinking about this year's Christmas cards (I need to start making them soon), flipping through decorating books (my copy of the new Domino book came in the mail today!), brainstorming possible handmade Christmas gifts (Aimee Ray's Doodle Stitching has some really cute ideas), and making travel plans for the holidays.

We found out that the apartment is going to be listed in the paper tomorrow (eek!), so we have to be ready to show it on short notice. Right now describing it as "messy" would be an understatement. It's at that disheveled stage where there are boxes and packing materials scattered everywhere, with those random odds and ends that you don't know quite how to categorize sitting out waiting for a box. We have the unique situation of having to sort things by "pack to take to China (in suitcases)," "pack to ship to China," "pack to put into storage," "pack to take to Mom and Dad's," and of course "Goodwill," and "trash." Not as simple as just "throw it all in boxes so we can move it to the new place."

Oh, yeah, and we have a friend coming to stay with us for the weekend. Life's never boring around here!

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