Who would have thought it would take so long to pack up a kitchen ? I know it's a big kitchen and the kitchen we are moving to is a lot smaller - but that's OK because I have come to realise that the more space you have, the more 'stuff' you have as well. Lifeline, Red Cross and AWL or whoever else my parent's are dropping our stuff off with, will be smiling from ear to ear because I am being ruthless. Most of the time. Except for the vases I had flowers in when I was a child. Those are staying.
I have to say that it is really cathartic getting rid of stuff - especially because I know that someone else needs it and will actually use it. While I am excited about having a big pantry, at the rate I'm going, there will be nothing to put in there.
I have left out a couple of pots, the wok and a couple of casserole dishes because we do still need to eat. What I haven't left out are any cooking utensils - oops ! I have left out the knife set but no spoons or spatulas or egg lifters - oops ! Maybe I should just pack up everything in the kitchen and we live on whatever we can buy in until we move !!!!!
K got home just after lunch on Saturday from baby sitting and helped me heaps - getting stuff from the low cupboards and the high shelves which was great because my back has decided that it doesn't really want to play along anymore. She had another baby sitting gig at 6.30 and A and I went to the movies to see Last Vegas - what a great movie ! If you want a laugh - this is definitely the movie to see.
Sunday saw me lying with a wheat pack on my back popping panafen plus the whole day BUT I am pleased to report that A has made great in-roads into his shed. He even threw some stuff away which I am MOST grateful for. He still has a long way to go but I figure, getting started is definitely a step in the right direction.
After watching the Suns snatch the game from Essendon last Monday night, we decided to book a mini break to Melbourne over Easter to watch them play the Demons on 20th April and then go to the Cats v Hawks game on 21st - now if I could just buy tickets for the game, I would be really happy - as would my in-laws as they have changed their holiday in Melbourne to coincide with us being there and we will go to the games together. Well my SIL is coming to the Suns game to experience the MCG but she won't be coming to the game the next day - she has no interest in AFL.
This break will be the thing that will get me through the next three weeks because this time, in three weeks, we will already have had 4 sleeps in our new home !!!
Have the best day !
TFTD : Today, surround yourself with people who lift you higher - those who see the great potential in you, even when you don't see it in yourself.