Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

May 8, 2011

A Bittersweet Time

The For Sale sign went up last week.  I do love my house and I am sad to leave it.  I will miss Washington State and the PNW.  

I've done a terrible job labeling boxes.  When I finally unpack some time this summer or early fall, it will be like christmas, opening up the boxes to see what's inside.  

I don't have a lot of kitchen boxes at all.  I've packed my baking stuff and mugs, but I'm leaving nearly all the pots, pans, utensils and plates behind.  Maybe as I get closer to leaving, I'll see if there is anything Brian doesn't want.  He's not been dealing well with my packing, and he has gotten mad that he comes into a room to see it stripped and packed.  But I can't wait for him to decide he's able to cope w/ splitting things up. I know what things are 'mine' and what are 'his', and I'm honest enough to divide the stuff fairly.  The stuff stacked on the chair is to go to Goodwill.  

Still have my room, the family room and my craft closet left to pack-n-purge.


  1. What's he mad about, with the packing? Did he expect you NOT to pack?

  2. He says that I'm not giving him a chance to choose what he wants. I do know what he considers his and what I consider mine and I'm giving him all his stuff. We negotiate for specific things. It's not my fault that nearly all the stuff in the house is stuff I bought for MY collections with MY birthday/Xmas money, or MY crafts/needlework/photos. Let's face it, I'm a knick knack queen.

    But I am giving him all his stuff. He just doesn't want to deal w/ going thru it and starting to pack.

  3. Wait a minute... you have a full time job, yet find the time to purge, sort and pack? He is unemployed yet can't get it together to clarify what he wants? Hmmm.

  4. He seems to be in denial in a big way.

    But well done to you.

  5. Anonymous10:15 AM

    I think you've done wonders!

  6. Jojo,somebody has to do it. If he was REALLY worried about pucking what he wanted to keep,he'd have his ass in there helping!

  7. Anonymous12:22 PM

    I think his seeing everything divided physically in front of him has made it all seem more real. And, I don't think it's about the choosing of what he wants as much as the underlying message "Why didn't you choose me?"

  8. I agree. I think he has a strange mindset that if he starts sorting or packing, it'll be REAL and he doesn't want it to be real.

    You must be so SAD to let go of such a steady life. All those familiar things, your beautiful house and the roads...I always think of the familiar roads that seem to have souls when you travel on them.

    You are making good time, though, eh? ;-)