So, if possible, I’d like to be able to get out of here tomorrow evening. Make the drive on a weekday, get to my parents with a whole week to relax, get to do Passover, etc. I’m not sure whether it’s going to happen, but I’d like to try.
The problem is that I’m tired. Seth’s tired. We’ve been pushing ourselves about as hard as we can (and I don’t mean physically, at least in my case, I’m being super careful because of the pregnancy) for days now, and I don’t know how much longer we can manage it.
On the plus side, it might be possible. The third bedroom is our “staging room,” it has a section of all the stuff we’re bringing with us in the minivan/trailer, carefully arranged so that we can get an idea of how well it fits. So far we’ve got plenty of room, it looks like. Then we have boxes on the other side of the room that will go in the truck.
The dining room table and the living room couch, Beth’s little dollhouse table, and the beds are pretty much the only furniture left in the house. Seth even got his desk loaded onto the truck today. As soon as I get up enough energy I’m going to finish cleaning the dining room, so it’ll basically be packed and ready, and then tackle the living room and kitchen. Not sure how much I’ll get done tonight, but I’m going to try. Will probably start with the living room, as it’s the room hardest to work on with the girls underfoot.
In my spare time, I’m becoming enthralled with the name “Cecilia” for our new baby. We haven’t decided on it or anything, yet (although Seth hasn’t outright vetoed it, which is something), but I really, really love it, and it seems like the more I think about it the more I love it. I hope we end up choosing it, because I don’t want to go back to the drawing board. I’m one of those women who like to have a name for the baby months ahead of the birth so that I can start thinking of the baby by an actual name, as opposed to “NewBaby.” Beth had her name the moment we knew she was a girl (and she had a joint boy-girl name that was a mix of our two potentials before that), and Josie had hers months before her birth (before we knew she was a girl, we had a mix of three potentials, one boy and two girl, but we ended up eliminating one girl name because it was just too popular).
So, that’s about it. Tired, stressed. But looking forward to being done very, very soon! Even if we don’t manage to finish and head out tomorrow, we *have* to leave the next day, so it can’t be any longer than that!