Thursday, February 18, 2010

Happier Days Ahead

Most of you know by now that I am moving to Georgia on April 1st. This has brought mixed emotions, but for the most part, I am very excited and eager to get to my new home and get settled. This whole thing is definitely messing with my blogging schedule though! Instead of posting and visiting this is what my days usually consist of……


Boxes, boxes and more boxes are piling up in the dining room. Bubble wrap, plain newsprint and those little Styrofoam peanuts are everywhere. Have you ever noticed how those little peanut thingys end up everywhere, much like Christmas tinsel?

Sister and I are packing up our own belongings, deciding who will take what that belonged to our parents and patiently trying to divide up those household items we have bought together in the last ten years. For the most part, this is going very smoothly, but sometimes little things erupt into small disagreements. Funny, we had no problem deciding she would take the couch and chair and I would take the stove. She would take the microwave and vacuum cleaner, while I take the kitchen table. So what caused the rift you ask? A pillow, a little gold pillow, whose beads are starting to fall off and whoever ends up with it will have to track down matching beads for the repair. Silly I know, but I don't believe it is the pillow, just the stress that goes along with the whole situation. No matter what the situation, the physical act of moving is never fun. Normal schedules are interrupted and looking around your home full of boxes and realizing that you packed something you need right now doesn't help.

But at the end of the day, you realize that a new adventure awaits and for a wanderlust like me, this is a good thing. I'm looking forward to exploring new beaches and traveling up the Eastern coastline. I've been all the way up the Pacific Coast and I plan to do the same thing on the Atlantic. My favorite way to travel is by way of roadtrips, so my little car is going to get lots of miles added on.

So, I'm sorry I haven't been around as much as I usually am, I really do miss you all. I know things will return to normal soon. I am very confident in this assessment. Why? Because the other morning as I was looking for a little something sweet to have with my morning coffee, I spotted a fortune cookie from our last delivery. This is what I found when I cracked it open……


How cool is that?

23 Thoughtful Comments:

nancygrayce said...

Oh, I so understand about dividing "stuff". And I feel sure that your fortune cookie was right in telling you happier days are ahead! I hate packing. so I feel for you!

mbkatc230 said...

Very cool Rhonda! I hate packing too, which is probably why we haven't moved in 20 years. But oh my goodness, if we ever do!!! Glad you liked my St. George pictures. Even when it's high season, it still feels isolated. I hope that all goes well for you. And I look forward to seeing pictures of your new adventure! Hugs, Kathy

sealaura said...

miss you too! moving takes lots of time and enerfy so don't you worry we will be here waiting for you :)

Jane said...

Your fortune is WAY COOL!

Changes are always a bit stressful...and difficult. But...OH - the NEW ADVENTURE makes all the difficulties worthwhile.

Look out Georgis...Shellbelle is coming!
Hugs,
Jane (artfully graced)

Blondie's Journal said...

I procrastinate packing anything. I have stuff to pack up in the car for the lake tomorrow, stuff to pack up for charity, a duffel bag to pack...and I have that fear of needing something that is on the very bottom of what I packed!!

You sound optimistic. The East coast is beautiful. For being a Midwestern girl, I have seen a lot of it! You will love it!!

Take care, my friend! :-)

xoxo
Janie

The Muse said...

you will love it...trust me (wink)

as far as the boxes..pretend you are packing treasure, because when you UNPACK....you will certainly like you are opening just that! :)

CrazyCris said...

ugh! I've packed and moved so many times that just the thought of going throuhgh it again stops me from doing any serious job-searching out of the region... good luck to you and HUGS!!! it's a tough job, but all will be well in the end!

Kendall at Finesse Your Nest said...

I love the "new adventure" part of moving, but detest the packing part. So, are you packing up while wearing your cute little shell bikini top?! hehehe

~KS said...

I seriously wish I was closer... I love packing. I love organizing. I love moving... I would definitely stop by with a pitcher of mojitos and help you out!!!

Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE said...

I agree with KS above I may not exactly love packing, but I sure do love making and drinking cocktails. I would love to stop on by and help you if I were only closer!!
That Fortune Cookie is so cool!! and Shellbelle I just know good things are coming your way!
xoxo

Crystal said...

I have moved so many times in my life, you would think I would tire of it.
Well, to be honest I don't like the packing/unpacking, but I always enjoy thinking of the new things to come with the move.You know like new decorating, gardening areas, walking areas and especially new friendships.

I am sure there is great new things for you in this move.

Good luck, with your move. Look forward to hearing about it as you blog.

OceanDreams said...

I cannot wait to hear about your new journey in Georgia...I am a bit behind on your blog, I apologize. I agree it is hard to keep up on everything. I hope that packing and moving goes well for you, you will be in my thoughts!

George Gaston said...

Looking upon packing is a way of finally cleaning out those "nooks & crannies" we all tend to have.

That Fortune Cookie was spot on... good things are ahead!

Maya said...

I think it's so exciting! Well, to me moving in a way is..., I initiated many moves since I've been living here in the U.S. In 13 years we moved 8 times!!

Maya @ Completely Coastal

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Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Good luck with the move! It sounds like you've been a busy lady and I know that moving is a pain in the you know what. Have fun exploring all kinds of new beaches, how fun! Cindy

Anny said...

Good luck and safe travels :)

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

That is very cool...and just what you needed!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Dear Rhonda
This is the third thing this evening I have heard of things 'getting better'.. or good luck ahead.. I've been having a lousy week for various reasons and then this afternoon the whole feeling shifted.. since then I keep reading of ppl finding 'positive luck'... I'm sure this is very good! and i do understand how the stress might be causing small quibbles!!! Keep looking forward and have a wonderful weekend xx Julie

Julie@beingRUBY said...

forgot to say i love your image

gayle said...

Things will get better! Packing is always hard!!

jmac said...

Vera Vera Cool!!!
the night before my husband and I moved from professional school to our new home across the state 33 yrs ago, we went for chinese. everything was packed. To this day, I still have the fortune from my cookie that night. It said..Success in your life is just around the corner!
It was true....even tho I've had to get that reading out many, many times for reinforcement!!
Good Luck girlfriend...a new door is opening!

Lily Robinson said...

It's pretty cool! I happen to believe that fortune cookies are very accurate... LOL

Let us know who got the pillow...

I love the beach and everything that goes with it! I love the waves lapping at my feet. I love the feel of the sand between my toes. I love the roar of the Pacific and the gentle waves of the Gulf of Mexico in Florida. Let's talk about beaches around the world, bonfires, building sandcastles, swaying palm trees, flamingos, clambakes, sunrises and sunsets. If it's tropical, it fits this blog!

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