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Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Moving the Stress

Moving is super stressful…(for me)FACT. Christmas is (sometimes) stressful…FACT. What makes these two things less stressful? Prep! Failing to prepare is preparing to run around the house shouting at people who are trying to help then falling into a corner and crying.
I can’t magic any of this to be less stressful, but we’re trying to do everything we can to make the new house as homely as possible in December. I do not want to be stuck in a rut at Christmas of all times.
We do have the new house to ourselves as we try to get the worst of it sorted. There is an awful lot that is to be considered under the banner “the worst of it” which we are trying to get our teeth into now. This means that technically we can move some possessions over in the run up to move in day, but we really have to get the whole place painted, bits of it papered and then get some carpets down too.
Our hope is that I can tidy away the last tenant’s belongings (part of the reason this is working out to be a good deal is the time involved) and move some things that I wouldn’t normally need.
When it has not been stressful, and when we feel that we have done an awful lot and sit down for a wee rest we look into the crackling fire or take our cup of tea out to the garden to get a better view of the forest.  This picture is at the houses quite near to us, so although just about a mile away...they'll be our closest neighbors! We walk around and breathe. We don’t just breathe to survive, we take great gulps of fresh air. We sigh and stamp our feet in the cold. And we can’t wait to be in for real.


Crafty Helen said...

Moving...stress...I remember it well. Take one 3 year old, one 2 year old and a 9 month old baby, and move on 22nd December in order to be in new catchment for 3 year old's school application in January. Looking back I'm not too sure how I survived? XX

Helen Philipps said...

Moving house is certainly one of the most stressful life events! But it will be lovely to make your new home and all your plans sound exciting. Good luck with it all, hope everything goes well for you :)
Helen x

Mum said...

Managing the stress is what counts and it looks like you are. Keep breathing in that fresh air. Hope the move runs smoothly.
Love from Mum