But I would never forsake my blog... even for illness.
Did I mention to anyone that we are going to be moving at the end of this school year? Many of the people I know personally are surely either super happy or super sad about this, but the inevitable is nearly upon us and it's time to face the truth. As much as we love South Dakota (adore, actually) it is 1,200 miles from our nearest family and that's hard on Ralexwin. So we will be heading to Southern Utah, to that beautiful city that we met in.
Since we're going to be moving so far I've decided to take this opportunity to downsize our lifestyle. Our current home is 3,000 sq/ft and it's TOO big for me. I can't keep up with it and four kids. I want smaller, I want cozy.
The problem is that I'm overwhelmed. I now understand why my mother doesn't want to move from the house she's been in for 30 years. With a family the size of mine things accumulate rather quickly... how do you go through all of it!?
Yesterday I went through each bedroom and yanked things out of closets and drawers that I haven't seen anyone use in the last 6 months (trying to remember the onset of winter or course). My pile is dismally small still. What I need is a weekend of pure truck packing. I need to get Ralexwin involved and just haul all those things that annoy me out to the truck and down to the consignment store. Except that Ralexwin is so very busy.
Anyone have any suggestions? There are a lot of things I can't get rid of yet... like couches... because we still have a while before we move but I'd like to start the process now.
What do you do?