"On the plains of Oklahoma, with a windshield sunset in your eyes like a watercolor painted sky, you'd think heavens doors have opened."
Fly Over States

Friday, October 16, 2009


Packing is in full swing. This sort of chaos demands order. I predict a meltdown or two if we don't get this under control, pronto.

Pearl has shown a great deal of interest in everything but has not been ashamed to lay around and catch some zzz's.

I've dismantled my sewing room in large part. The longarm is coming down and most of my fabric and notions will be on the moving van on October 24th. I am keeping my sewing room set up on an abbreviated basis to give me something to do until we can drive home.

And speaking of going home, I thought we'd be leaving the 20th but it looks like we will be heading out the week before! Yeah!

Evelyn is being a pretty good sport.

Here is an attempt to bring back some order:

All the china, including the everyday dishes, are packed:

We'll be mainly using paper plates.

Evelyn wasn't happy that we moved her chair to stack the boxes so we had to put the chair back. She pouted for a couple of hours but now is okay with it.

I've got a ton of papers to shred. I've been spending too much time on it in the past couple of days. I need to hold off on that job until after the truck leaves. There are only so many hours in the day and I'll have time in November to shred.

I had the brilliant idea that it might be faster to soak the papers in the bathtub as opposed to standing there shredding papers for hours.

Not one of my best ideas. Oh sure, it faded the words so you couldn't read them but now I have a papier mached bathtub.

I dearly love my Great Grandmother's lemon tea set. Here it is before I packed it:

In my youth and early middle age, I was a strong woman. Not big but with quite a bit of upper body strength for a female. Over the past five years (since I took up quilting) I've become very sedentary and lardy. The result is no energy, thin arms and a flabby waist. Let's not even discuss my butt. Just in the past few days of lifting heavy boxes, it is like I can feel strength flow back into me. I can tell the difference in just that little bit of time. And sleep? OMG, I have slept like a rock. Feels great. I was afraid my back would give me trouble but not a bit of it. I'm blessed.

I bought more boxes, today. I see packing in my future.


Infinity Quilter said...

It may seem pretty crazy now, but it'll be SO worth it! You're GOING HOME after all!!!

ranette said...

Penny...I've been so busy I haven't had time to read your blog and when I did I let out a big WHOOP!!! How exciting! Can't wait to have you back in "God's Country"....lol

Anonymous said...

That's a big job packing but the reward is worth it. Keep positive!
So happy for you and wish you the best!

BilboWaggins said...

Giggle - I too found I got on better when a certain Other Person was at work!