Monday, May 28, 2007

399

So how odd is it now that my entire life (the "stuff" part, not the people part) is packed up, neatly labeled, wrapped in packing paper and on a moving van being stored somewhere in North Carolina? Very odd. And who would have thought that we would have been able to put our entire life's contents in three hundred ninety-nine boxes? Geez, my life feels much bigger than that! 399? That's weak. I was thinking a minimum of 657 boxes. Maybe 7oo-something boxes. But 399? That seems totally lame. Anyway, it occurs to me this morning that I'm kinda worried about my stuff. I like my stuff. I hope my stuff is doing okay up there on the Carolina coast. Do you think my stuff is missing me? (Kidding.) We are at the beach while we are in transition, waiting to close on our new house this coming Thursday. The beach is exquisite this time of year: emerald green water, sugar white sand, cool mornings, warm (but not too hot) days. We are relaxing and resting and reading and exercising and chillin'. It has been a glorious break. And it has us thinking...we should totally keep this place. Why not? We love it over here. This is a fantastic place for our family to spend time. Vic decompresses here. Jack plays and digs and builds sand castles and gets to see live alligators at Fudpuckers. And even I feel less pressure to be a human "doing" and become more of a human "being" while we are spending time here. It's a glorious place. And five hours is not a long drive. We're talking about keeping it. We're thinking about it while we're drinking about it (oooh, those left over Mike's Hard Lemonades are disappearing quickly). We'll see...

5 comments:

Liz said...

I doubt your stuff is missing you, but I am. Seems, kind of empty here.
Liz

Kim said...

I totally vote for keeping the beach place...all selfish reasons, of course! Not really missing you just yet because "you are just at the beach for the weekend". I have a feeling this next week will be a bit harder. Enjoy your last night of tranquility and have a Mike's hard lemonade for me! (ps- just played "Guess Where"...fork.in.eye. hate board games). :) love summer.

jessica said...

The beach home is such a keeper! You can pick up friends along I-10! Already miss you, and Jacob is already asking when he can see Jack in J'ville. So be sure to tell us when your 399 boxes and your butts arrive in J'ville.

Hugs,
Jessica

lelly said...

i am here on the north carolina coast, so let me know if i need to keep an eye on your stuff!!

are you going to jacksonville? 'cause i'm only about 2 hours away! (and they sell mike's here, too, if it will help ease the transition...)

Liz said...

Have to comment again, because if Lelly is coming to visit, I am coming to meet her!