because packing is for suckers

7 Mar

So I’m moving.

Have I mentioned that?

Back to Chicago.

I’m actually not sure that I have, because it’s all happened quite quickly, so if I hadn’t told you before, my apologies. I think I packed my brain away in one of those boxes over there. I hope I remembered to wrap it with protective newspaper like I did with my teacups.

On Saturday I had some big plans to get more boxes and pack up more of the massive amounts of stuff I had no idea I accumulated in five and a half years or could actually fit into a studio apartment, but there you go. You think you’ve been living in a small shoebox that can’t hold more than a few books and a pot or pan or four, and then you discover that you’ve been living in what turns out to be Mary Poppins’ carpetbag. Excuse me while I move my coatrack and potted fern.

But my plans were thwarted—ah, gee, damn, pisser, because I do so love packing so much—when what I thought was going to be a break for brunch and a movie with The Swede turned into a wine tour party extravaganza complete with The Swede, my girlfriends, and a rented pimped out SUV.

Packing could wait. Virginia wine country could not. And neither could making a few more memories with my DC family.






5 Responses to “because packing is for suckers”

  1. Jennifer March 7, 2011 at 10:26 AM #

    Congratulations, Molly! You always looked so wistful whenever you mentioned Chicago and I know you’ve missed living close to your family. I look forward to following your adventures via blog. Have a safe trip and enjoy the homecoming!

  2. Felice March 7, 2011 at 1:53 PM #

    Good choice! Wine will always trump packing. Packing is the Devils work I tell you. Oh how I always tell myself that I need to pretend I am moving every few years so that I can clear out the accumulated junk. Ten years here and I have yet to do that. I will pay the price, I know. Anyway, best of luck as you move on to a new phase in your life and happy packing (well, as happy as it can be). Loud music and lots of wine helps.

  3. honeymustardseed March 9, 2011 at 8:25 AM #

    I made it to #4 before I got all weepy and gross on the train. Thanks a lot.


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