I’ve detailed the minute and daily grind that packing/moving is in my life for the past 26 days…I thought it would be so cool to highlight the kids and my glorious arrival in So. Cal. with only 2% of our former possessions, especially after sharing what a rough process it was to get down to that 2%.
Wouldn’t it be hilarious, though, if instead of a glorious arrival I instead posted some blog about losing my everloving mind, deciding to go ‘off the grid’ and then you never heard from me again? You’d all be like, “Wow. We just watched a woman have a breakdown via blog!” and then some very perceptive ones of you would correctly deduce that housework can indeed lead to complete mental and physical exhaustion.
Now, just so you known I’m not a wimp, I’ve done some demanding things in my time.
I had a completely natural labor 1 1/2 times. I had Naturalist without any drugs, and it was exquisitely painful and yet exquisitely powerful. With Sassy I had an epidural, but it only took on one side of my body, so half of me (the right side, if you must know) was pain free while the left side was going through active labor. It was quite a brain melter.
I’ve climbed mountains!
I’ve had a Sassy to deal with for the last 5 1/2 years!
I’ve lived over in Hungary and schlepped two toddlers around Europe for 6 months!
I listened to Lady GaGa for 9 hours straight on our last roadtrip from Ca. to Co. because my kids wanted to set a record for longest consecutive song listening. They smashed our old record (Space Mountain theme song) by 5 hours. When we leave to drive to Ca., they’re already talking about how long they can listen to Owl City’s ‘Fireflies’.
All this to say, I know about endurance, willpower, determination, focus, and sticking things out. And yet, I think this move has been harder than any of those things, including natural labor. Because even though labor was waaaay more physically painful, it only lasted 12 hours.
In any case, Ashley is here now and moving things along smashingly. She’s even brought some much needed laughter and fun.
She also brought a $25 itunes gift card, so I can fill my tunes up with good road trip songs. So help a girl out…what songs would you get to help you through an exhausting packing process and 16 hour drive? Currently, Daft Punk’s “Harder Better Faster Stronger” is heavy on my playlist. Not the lame Kanye version, but their original. And, if you link through there, you’ll see the best video ever made. The words are tailor made for me right now:
“Work It Harder Make It Better
Do It Faster, Makes Us stronger
More Than Ever Hour After
Our Work Is Never Over”
And now, like Scarlet O’Hara famously said, “Tomorrow is another day”. Wish me luck!
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