Apr 3, 2008

Cranky

So I cracked open the first bag bright and early this morning, to get started on the monumental task of packing.

The bag's now sitting on the living room floor with one winter coat in it, two toques and four belts.

It took me six hours to get that far.

B boy is downstairs with a couple of buddies making lots of noise. Christopher is there, too, on MSN with some girl from class. They seem happy.

I'm not.

I loathe packing. And I've already pointed out to my husband the injustice of me doing all this work (above mentioned coat, toques and belts), and him doing nothing and being absolutely useless. Twice.

Good times...

37 comments:

MadMad said...

My ENTIRE family knows not to even talk to me on packing days. I despise packing - I hate making all those decisions about clothing - what I'll be wearing, how and when and ARGH!!! It's way too hard. You have my sympathies!

jen said...

i like you cranky.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Packing sucks. Just console yourself with the fact that were your husband to do it he wouldn't do it right!

Chantal said...

Packing = hell. I feel for you.

Mrs. G. said...

I feel your packing pain, sister.

Christie said...

I don't know what's worse - packing or unpacking. At least packing you have something to look forward to. Unpacking means all you have to look forward to is laundry.

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

You have my utter sympathy, I so hate packing, it makes me very grumpy. and resentful.
Hope you find some laughter today to lighten things up:)

Motherhood for Dummies said...

the only silver lining with moving/packing.... I take it as chance to finally to get rid of some of the crap my husband has collected over the years. And then if he gets upset I play dumb and innocent..."What...Oh sorry I didn't know that was something you wanted to keep. You weren't hear to let me know... sorry"

Works like a charm :)
I swear I'm not a mean wife :)

Beth said...

I don't mind packing...it's the UNpacking I detest!

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

Pay someone - it is so worth it...

LoriD said...

I'm much better at packing than unpacking. But, truthfully, I'm cranky at both ends of it!

Amy Y said...

Sounds like life at my place... ;)

Mary Beth said...

Do you ever think it's worth the cost to just leave everything and buy it again new when you reach the new place? Every time I move, that's how I feel. I really don't need those plate - think how much fun it would be to buy new ones:) The worst was packing the office to move because that was mostly NOT my stuff and I hate doing all the work when others do nothing because they have deadlines to meet - yeah right! They just hate packing and moving as much as I do. Bleah! I feel your pain and now I do not envy you quite as much as before:}

She She said...

Go slowly. Drink wine.

Kellan said...

I don't like to think of you packing or doing all the work! That picture from your WW is simply magnificent - beautiful!! Don't you do all the work - ask all those guys of yours to help out. TAke care - Kellan

Barrie said...

Packing is definitely a huge drag. You should work in lots of breaks and treats. :) Good luck.

Victoria said...

I think packing drunk is a wonderful option. I *love* packing for trips; loathe unpacking upon arriving home. Yours is a unique twist on packing to COME home! Ack - the stress!!

(I find if I "out" my husband on my blog, he either pitches in or gets totally ticked. Let us know how your hubs reacts. *grin*)

Dawn said...

I always end up doing ALL the packing/unpacking at my house also. I didn't think it was very fair either and I asked my husband to unpack 2 boxes of garage stuff after we moved- that's it....we moved last summer and this week, I finally got sick of seeing them and unpacked them myself!

My Ice Cream Diary said...

I don't mind packing but I let it be known that if I don't get any help then I decided what stays and what goes (to the dump). That always seems to make them more eager to help. They know I will pack books and dishes with loving care, but I am very likely to accidentally break or forget their movies, computer games, and toys. =)

Not Your Regular Mini Van Mom said...

You really don't know why you are the one packing and not your husband? You have the vagina...duh LOLOLOL

gmcountrymama said...

I spend days packing mine and the kids stuff for vacations. The day before we are set to leave, hus will throw in a few pairs of undies, a bathing suit, and maybe 2 outfits and he is done.
Happy Anniversary!

Queen of the Mayhem said...

I swear.....we might be married to the same man! UGH!


Good luck with the packing!

kim-d said...

Don't leave Norway. Problem solved.

Wouldn't it be nice if it was really that easy, Heidi? I just think the whole situation--not just the packing--is stressful. But, it will all be okay eventually.

I say...sigh heavily a lot, eat chocolate, drink wine and look dejected. If nothing else, Mike will at least feel a little guilty (maybe). HAHAHAHA!

Professor J said...

I'm sorry about the packing, darlin'. I'm with Kim-d. Chocolate and wine make everything easier.

MamaGeek said...

I like you cranky too. Talk about an instant DOWNER!

When in doubt: WINE!

Aliki2006 said...

I hate packing, too. Is there anyone who likes it? But unpacking is fun--I try and hold onto that...

BeachMama said...

Packing is only fun when you are excited to go somewhere. It is so much harder when you are giving up something so wonderful(even if you do want to go back home, it must be hard to leave).

Lisa @ Take90West said...

Just stay...you won't need to pack :)

No really, I have no advice just a big hug for you hoping that you can get it all done.

Now, about this girl...?

Kathryn said...

I always end up doing all the packing and unpacking too. I despise it. And my hubby wonders why I don't want to make the trek up to the cabin more often. Grrr.
Good luck!

Stomper Girl said...

Packing sucks. As does unpacking. I guess there's a good chance that will fall to you too?

Cheri said...

I'm feelin' ya. I detest packing, so I pack too much for me and Laura. My husband packs only for himself, while commenting Out Loud that I'm packing too much, but then he runs out of shirts halfway through the trip, NEVER has a single long-sleeved shirt or a sweatshirt, and only one pair of shoes that gets wet the first day. It's ugly, I tell you, ugly.

Anna-borderline-bonkers-banana :) said...

Aww, I understand, the moments are ticking down. Enjoying them while getting ready to leave must be so tough.
You sure have had an amazing trip so far and reading about all that you have done over the last year is what got me thinking about moments in the first place. You have packed so many memories into this experience and I hope that when you look back over adventure that you have no regrets. I can see how it would be so sad to pack up, I wouldnt even know where to start.
I wish you the best in it though.
:)

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

According to my mother-in-law, the contact starts to slow down when they get married....unless they marry a FABULOUS woman and she maintains contacts. (She adds this for my benefit!!)

Hallie :)

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

I love the word "toque" and the idea that you will be on the same continent as me. Sorry you have to pack to get here.

dkuroiwa said...

Oh Heidi...I'm feeling your pain. I too hate packing with a passion...ergo, the night before we travel/fly anywhere I usually drink a few glasses of wine (and after reading the comments, I am NOt the only one to do this!!!) and then just get to it!!
Hang in there...you can do it...don't give up...buy more wine...Go Heidi Go!!! :-D

Alpha DogMa said...

The photo on the left hand side of your blog: is that all the luggage you brought from Canada. Because that IS impressive.

the dragonfly said...

I despise packing! The best thing about military moving is that the movers do everything for you. Woo hoo!