19 May, 2010

The Bright Side of Life

About a month ago, my mantra was "I hate moving. I hate, hate, hate it." Moving is an absolute pain, whether you have to pack yourself or not {thank you, Army for not making me do it by myself!}. I'm sure I complained about it constantly. I was probably a pain to everyone because I talked about it a lot. Sorry, folks!

There is nothing convenient, easy, or fun about moving out of a place. Unless, of course, you absolutely hated where you were living. Even then it kind of stinks. All of your stuff gets packed up, shoved into a box, labeled [hopefully correctly labeled] and then shipped off to wherever the heck you're going. Translation? Live without the comforts of your home for at least a week. *sigh*

Today as I was emailing someone, I realized that I had found something that I actually liked about moving!!! It's ok, go ahead and gasp. =) I about did too. I like to decorate the new places we live!  I like to get out all our stuff and put it in different places. I like to think of what would look best where, what color curtains I should hang up, what pictures I should hang up or which ones should never return to the walls of our home. I like going through our things, even though I've probably seen it all at one time or another. There is nothing like the feeling that you've just made another new place your home. Seeing it cleaned after all those boxes are gone and everything is in its place...just makes me so infinitely happy. =)

I'm also thinking of getting some flowers to plant in the [incredibly bare] flower bed by the carport/front door. Our neighbors have flowers and it kind of makes our little house look so bare!  I've never really planted flowers before, so I'm a little excited about it. Though, there was my attempt at planting flower seeds in pots last summer...let's just say that I forgot to water them...all summer. Woops! Hopefully, I'll be better this time around! I've also been thinking about planting my own little garden. I'm not real sure about this because our backyard is teeny tiny, so I guess we'll just have to see about that one.

I wish we could move in tomorrow, but I do suppose we've only got one more day here. =) Hallelujah! Housekeeping is totally getting on my nerves. After calling up here last week and asking me what a more convenient time for me, they came this morning while I was still in my pjs!!! Ugh, seriously?!

Anyway. I also talked to the shipping company about our car earlier. Apparently our car is on the island. Yay! But, she told me to call back Friday or Monday because "it may not be there by then." What do you mean it may not be there?! I tried to ask why, but if you've never spoken to a Hawaiian, good luck getting a word in edgewise. She was telling me this and then she said "call back Friday/Monday around 10 a.m...." then she cut me off and said "is that all?" All I could think was "uh, yeah sure." Gah. Anyway, I'm a little upset because I was really hoping we weren't going to have to rent a car. It would save us over $100 if our car got here before we needed to rent one on Friday. *sigh* And, I would absolutely die if our HHG got here this weekend too. I'd love it if we didn't have to borrow furniture...seriously. I'm thankful for that option, but I'd really like to have my stuff back. Please and thank you!

So, please keep your fingers crossed [and send up some prayers] and maybe all will turn out well!

Happy Hump Day!! =D


Expat Girl said...

I loveeee decorating new places...if only our budget would allow me to constantly do it haha. Fingers crossed for you!

Amber said...

Saying prayers that everything arrives on time. Redecorating is the one thing I love about moving too - sometimes it's just nice to have a fresh start.

Oh - I also like cleaning everything out. Goes back to the fresh start. Sometimes it's just good to get rid of all the old stuff!

Kathryn said...

Decorating is so much fun! Too bad my husband hates hanging things for me! lol I hope you get your stuff soon! :)

Anonymous said...

I looooooooooove decorating new places! I really hate the actual moving part but the decorating is always fun! I hope that everything gets there on time for you hun! =)

The McGriff's said...

You should consider planting hibiscus. They are pretty and fairly easy to care for. I think your climate is about the same as ours and so they would probably bloom all year too!

I hope you get your car and HHG very SOON! I always hate being without my stuff. But moving is also a good way to de-clutter everything.