(I have chicken and peppers roasting in the oven for fajitas later, so I need to distract myself a bit until they're done.)
One of my besties is a tiny little itty bitty woman named Denise. She and I went to high school together in Lima and became fast friends when she cornered me in Study Hall and figured out my life for me on a piece of notebook paper.
As long as I knew her, Denise's way of relaxing was to mentally walk room by room through her dream house...imagining its decor and furnishings. She could tell you the exact cabinet she would put her dishes in, what her summer bedroom would look like, and exactly how many big fluffy towels would be in the bathroom.
Well...that's exactly what I have been doing with this new apartment...only my daydreaming has more to do with space and what will make it into the moving van than anything else. I have mentally walked through every square inch of the place and have made careful notes about what is going where. I can tell you where my big ass pear picture will hang and on what wall Mom's Jasper caninet will look best. I know where the Happy Chair is going to sit, and I think I have an idea of how to corner the big girl sleigh bed.
On Thursday, I will get the keys and do the walkthrough with the agent, and when she leaves I will pull out the painters tape and measuring thingie and block off where stuff will go.
As I pack, I only take the stuff that I absolutely have a place for. And, since I have a fair amount of time before I have to be physically out of here, I literally leave what's not going in place. My sister will have first dibs at anything she wants, and then I have a pretty good plan for what's left over.
It's kind of ass backwards to do it this way, I know, but I knew that I had a very limited amount of physical energy to make this move happen. Packing is (to me, anyway) the most critical thing to get done efficiently, and so far the process has been really smooth.
Thank you for your good advice to NOT take a bunch of crap that I don't have a place for. To that end, I went back upstairs today and re-packed four boxes...eliminating a bunch of stuff that I had been dithering about. So now I am 100% positive that every single thing in the studio is wanted and will have an exact place to live.
This is definitely the start of a new life for me, so I suppose that it is completely appropros that I am shedding so much of the past. Now if I could just figure out how to purge this head of mine, we'd really be onto something!
OK...time for dinner. Bosco and I are going to take it easy tonight and enjoy each other's company before I take him home tomorrow. Then, I had better get some laundry done or the EPA is going to launch an investigation!
Still haven't packed the office, but methinks tomorrow will be the day for that!
Hope your weekend and holiday (if you had such) was swell!