Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Do You Ever Feel Like Your Ass Is Stuck In A Bucket?

My absence can be explained by this, my ass is stuck in a bucket.  I'm walking around boxes to get to more boxes to pack new boxes only to forget what's in said boxes.  You see, we've moved so many times this year that I thought it would be okay to save our old boxes.  Cool.  Until the husband throws the VERY MOST FRAGILE-EST of things on the floor because the box read "Laundry Supplies" (awfully light for laundry supplies, ya think?)  My bad.  But I'm just sick of moving, so I'm doing a crap-ass job.  

We've closed escrow on our new home.  The moving journey will soon be over.  The marital stress of putting the brakes on our almost new life in Colorado was huge.  But now, the peace my husband and I have found in this decision is better than marriage counseling.   Getting through our recent stress is like yoga, a massage, zen, and a glass of wine all rolled up, yo-ma-zen-wine.  And quite frankly, who doesn't need more yomazenwine in their life?  It's not about the house, but more about what it means for our family.

But before we clang glasses in final celebration, we have packing and tripping over boxes for 9 more days.  You know when you know that you're going on a vacation, so you start saving up all of your cute clothes, because you want them to be clean for the trip?  So you wear all of your dorky clothes that you just know won't be coming along on vacation.  That's where we are, but instead of clothes, it's random food in the pantry/freezer, toys for the kids, toiletries, etc..  I need to pack everything, but in phases.  So the in between phase feels sort of like walking around with a bucket on my ass.  You know the feeling, right?


35 comments:

Mary said...

I think my ass is always stuck in a bucket! I use to be organized. Now............I'd lose my freakin head if it weren't attached!
We are moving in Aug. I almost want to start the packing process NOW!
Good Luck :)

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

I'm with Mary, I've always got a bucket on my ass. The advantage to it is that it's hard to keep your head in the clouds when you're sticking your ass out four feet.

Good luck with the move. I'll mentally pack some boxes for you.

Cheri said...

I have a bucket on my head. And if you'd seen my hair today, you'd know that was a good thing.

Deep breaths! And have your yomazenwine. For me, I'll have yomazendarkchoc.

Misty said...

You couldn't be more cute then that.... I think my ass it too big to get stuck in a bucket..... **sigh**

MoziEsmé said...

Love the photo!

Lindsey said...

Can I just tell you that I laughed out loud when I read your title??? Uh, hello?? I can relate to the whole buckey on the ass thing. Yep. I can.

Life As I Know It said...

Oh, I hate moving and packing and unpacking. But all the work and stress is worth it when you get to the place you want to be.
Good luck with the move!

Jasmine said...

I loved this... so understandable, it's scary! Luckily, we havn't moved in a really long time, but I sympathize with you.
Recently I have been feeling like my 'larger' ass is stuck in a bucket since I am having that 'nesting' feeling, but don't know what to do with it. Only two more weeks until this kiddo is supposed to arrive! Thank GOD! : ) Maybe by then I will have figured out what to do...

anglophilefootballfanatic.com said...

I moved three years ago & I still have boxes. Kudos to you for unearthing the computer.

Wendi said...

Love the photo of Chase!
What a cutie!
I am so sorry about all the chaos with your move.
I can not imagine.
All that and a set of twins?
I would be committed!

Good luck with the move and the bucket on your ass!

CC said...

Hugs. Sounds like no fun.

Laski said...

Oh, I do not miss moving . . . nope. Do not. Yet, here we are talking about doing it YET again.

And, we gave away all our boxes.

Oh, and I can't imagine a bucket large enough . . .

Denise said...

I do not like it with a box, I do not like it with a fox. I do not like the moving thing, I do not like it no-sir-ee!

Amber M. said...

Yes. My ass is currently also in a bucket. And I'm not even moving.

Good luck to you!! Can't wait to see pix of the new digs.

Kathryn said...

Oh, I am laughing out loud. Your description is perfect. As is the picture!
I can't imagine moving as much as you have. What a nightmare. Sounds like you are dealing with it quite well.
Can't wait to see the new digs!

Kristen said...

Just walk around chanting "soon I will be in Hawaii, soon I will be in Hawaii!"

Maybe the chant will help the bucket to fall off. Oh yeah, and stay off!

Hang in there! And keep the wine out for awhile.....

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I'm with Denise--and could not say it better. You deserve a medal--or maybe an adorable toddler in a bucket.

Melanie said...

If by bucket, you mean 5 gallon drum, then I'm there too. Kudos on remembering to save the boxes!

Karen said...

On an unrelated note to buckets (because we don't talk about them in our house) I love that so-fun and very colorful photo.

Stephanie said...

Oh I feel for you. I hate packing and moving and going around stuff. And not packing some things until last minute because you need them (like food and clothes!). I'll say a little prayer for you that you survive the next 9 days or so... Good Luck!

dkuroiwa said...

when i first saw this post's title i thought to myself, "yeah...everytime i have to put on a pair of jeans." But...i guess that wasn't the "train of thought" you were on, huh?
oh well....and yeah...ass in a bucket? that's pretty much the status quo around here...no packing going on either!
just breathe.......and yomazenwine as often as possible!

Amy said...

All I can say is I'm so glad I'm not you right now!

Motherhood for Dummies said...

well congrats on escrow. ANd love the pic... he loos so pleased with him self!

OHmommy said...

Congrats.

On the escrow and the CUTE kiddo.

Jennifer H said...

Oh, I know that feeling. I seem to have had one there for about a year now.

Congratulations on your new home, though, and here's to living with all your stuff out of boxes soon...

Lisa said...

Oh yes, I know that feeling. Just keeping repeating 'it's going to be awesome, it's going to be awesome' because, it will be!

katydidnot said...

ass in bucket. the imagry. fab.

david mcmahon said...

Made me laugh.

Am trying to remove bucket ....

My Ice Cream Diary said...

I know that feeling all too well, we've moved so many times.

Yay! for marital bliss. Isn't it great when it happens? Enjoy your new home!

Elaine A. said...

At least your bottom will fit in a bucket. Not mine!

First visit to your blog - good luck with all the packing and the move. I quite hate moving myself...

Kellan said...

Congratulations on the closing - WOO HOO! How exciting for you to be moving to a new home! I liked the clothes analogy - so got it!

Have a good day - Kellan

MamaGeek said...

Yeah, I know the feeling. I LIVE the feeling. Here's hoping it goes smoothly.

Hilary said...

I love the yomazenwine.. that's a keeper! And I also love how you nailed the concept of conserving the cute clothes for vacation. Thanks for the laughs. And that's an incredibly superb photo.

David sent me and I'm glad he did. Time to bookmark another blog..

Sandpiper said...

I do that when I'm going on vacation, too. LOL Great story telling. I came from David's blog.

Sandi McBride said...

After moving about 14 times during Mac's Navy Career and my Law Enforcement career when we retired I put my foot down...no more moving...ever...to get me out of Jefferson would take a few sticks of dynamite...Congratulations on the move, hope you're all dancing on this one (hopefully)last move!
Sandi