Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Leaving on a Jet Plane

Leaving on a jet plane - chantal kreviazuk

Well, okay, I'm not leaving on a jet plane, it is more like a really, really loaded down Chevy Suburban, but I am leaving, nonetheless. My bags are packed, and LOTS and LOTS of boxes! The packers came yesterday, and began packing up our entire house. When you see the contents of every drawer, cabinet and nook and cranny all being packed into boxes, you realize just how much junk you really have! So, here you all are my witnesses, I WILL THROW AWAY SOME OF THIS CRAP when I get to California. I have entirely too much stuff.
So, the packers came yesterday morning and they are almost finished packing up all of our boxes. The moving truck actually comes on Thursday and will load up all of our worldly goods and head toward the West Coast!
We are staying at a hotel this week while we are being packed up and moving. My husband (of whom I am very proud) is graduating from school tomorrow. He has spent the last year at Marine Corps University taking an advanced Master's degree course, and now he is finished. I lay awake last night thinking about trying to blog our adventure of THE BIG MOVE. So, I will try my best.
I was busy trying to finish up a few last minute Sweet Funky Vintage orders this morning. The packers were literally packing up my studio all around my while I sewed! Liz will be keeping things running smoothly while my studio is disassembled!
Most of this part of the packing/moving process involves me supervising the packers and the packing process. Which involves alot of sitting around and waiting. So, I have been catching up on a little internet surfing, checking email, etc, this afternoon. I have been wanting to sit down and watch the video of Randy Pausch's last lecture. He is the Carnagie Mellon professor they profiled in Parade magazine and on many news programs over the past few months. It sounded interesting and my Mom said it was wonderful, so I have been wanting to watch it, but hadn't found the time to sit down, uninterrupted and watch it. Since the girls are visiting Nana and Poppy this week and I am basically sitting around supervising some very efficient packers (who need little supervision), I finally watched it. I have to tell you it was definately worth the time it took to watch. I think the video is roughly an hour and 15 minutes. If you haven't seen it yet, here it is.

and here is another clip, this one is only 6 minutes long. My Mom sent it to me the other day and said she believed I had found my passion and my love and I thought that was the ultimate compliment.

I have also been working on improving my vocabulary on the website, Free Rice. If you haven't tested your brain power over there, I highly recommend it. Liz told me about ages ago and I have just gotten my husband hooked too! We got to level 46 today! How high have you gotten?

Okay, so here is installment one of THE BIG MOVE! Join me on the rest of the journey!



kacey@doodlebugspaper.com said...

I have seen the video and YES it is definitly worth watching. I have watched it once and listened to it once. It really is awesome!!

Good luck with the BIG MOVE! And congratulations to Chris!

Kim Sue said...

just made my way over from my sister's blog (Kacey at Doodlebugs)...now I have you in my goodle reader list and will come back to visit again soon. really like the video and I had not seen the graduation one. I have been thinking about picking up his book too. come over and visit sometimes at my blog. see you there, Kim Sue

LRSS said...

Good luck with the move.... we have found the key to FINALLY going through all of the stuff you need to get rid of... MOVE YOURSELF! That is what we will be doing this summer and I have already given away 8 HUGE garbage bags of stuff from only 2 rooms! I love the graduation video as well... Laura

i'm kelly said...

congrats on the big move. you will love the west coast, & your shop is darling!

Kristin said...

Good luck with the move!! The Last Lecture really is life affirming isn't it? AND...that Got Rice site is addicting. First time doing it...got to 42. I will be back to improve on it. :)

lelly said...

what a big move! hope all goes smoothly.

i have enjoyed the last lecture myself.

i can't believe how much you are up to these days!! keep us posted...

cherrygarage said...

Missy!!! So excited to see you on this coast! We are yet to sell our home, still waiting.. we'll move as soon as it's sold. I cannot wait to see you guys! Have a safe trip, kiss those babies, and give Chris a big hug. Love you all... thinking of you!

Kari said...

LOVED the video too! Randy Pausch is SO inspiring!!

Good luck on your move!!

This is my first visit to your blog, I'll have to check you out again!