I've made it to the good part. FOR SURE. My list of addresses to change and utilities to cancel and PO boxes to buy and doctors appointments to make and Internet connections to set up and packages to ship out and papers to sign is down to... zero. I have all the annoying stuff crossed out.
What a huge relief. And I must admit, I get down-right giddy when I realize I don't have to go through the new-house-shuffle for another 4.5 years. Next time we move I might find a way to deploy to a spa for six weeks and make Paul do this all himself. Except not really, because we function much better as a team (and without me this train would careen right off of the tracks) ;).
My mom was kind enough to fly down this weekend and, together, we dominated this house. My mom was able to do all the heavy lifting (awesome!) and now all the rooms are unpacked (except the baby's room which is really just a pile of TV & electronic cords and a super rad mid-century wooden dresser I found for her at a vintage store called Stuff). Obviously "unpacked" is much different than "set-up." It will be a good month or two before I'll be completely "set-up" and even then there is still so much that's possible. But it's wonderful to have the boxes out the door.
Little corners and spaces are slowly starting to come together. I always have to just start on a space so I know what I need (to find, to buy, to make) and then I can head in the right direction. So far, it's a good bit of green. A decent amount of black and white. A lot of plants (hooray!!). A lot of gorgeous neutrals. A lot of real wood. A lot of magic.
My creative project list is growing as my lame "must-do" list is dwindling and that's an amazing feeling.
Yes, yes, this is the good part.
p.s. I am conducting some fun succulent experiments that I will be sure to share more about & that stamp is a peek at what will be released when the shop re-opens next week.