Monday, June 21, 2010


It's been a full weekend of getting more stuff done to prepare for our move. 
Even though all our stuff is gone, there is still a lot to do. This house has five window air conditioning units in it that we have to remove and dispose of. There are still crappy blinds hanging in both bedrooms that need to come down and a few old things I refused to move that need to be disassembled and taken to the curb. Tomorrow is our last trash pick up before we clear housing. That's always fun..trying to get rid of your garbage and you have to leave the dumpster in your garage empty.

I had to plan Father's Day last week without the usual tools I would normally have. I'm scattered and I'm afraid I didn't do well with our dads. I ordered gifts off Amazon to be shipped directly to both our fathers, but forgot to attach gift messages. I'm guessing they figured it out.
I ordered my own husband some small things off his Amazon wish list (it's three pages now) and had them shipped here. One gift is delayed..hopefully it arrives before I stop the mail on Thursday. The other gift arrived and I realized I have no wrapping paper. I think I did a creative thing. You know the brown paper that is padding the object in the box...?

It became my wrapping paper.
Here is the gift before and after wrapping:

I was even able to use the scraps to decorate the package.

My husband is a Trekkie. He loves all things Star Trek. The kids love to play Monopoly with him so I figured this was a win-win gift. He loved the wrapping.
Last night we took him to the Yardhouse for dinner. We had a great time. It's starting to hit me that in a few short weeks my daughter won't be living with me anymore. I'm sad about that. I think even she's sad. I'm going to miss that girl.
Today we ship my car. I'll write more about that later. I've been instructed to go start the car and let it idle because we have too much gasoline in it. That's craziness.


USMCWIFE said...

I wish you luck getting everything good to go. I actually am in the high stress phase where we are on waiting list for housing and no referrals for short term places. Hubs just went back to housing to tell them to do their jobs and get us some references. Crazy..Your wrapping was adorable..true military wife..adapt and overcome..good luck getting everything together and getting back to the states.

Mindee@ourfrontdoor said...

It's good that you'll miss her. :)

Also? I think your wrapping is extraordinary! You're so creative.

Anonymous said...

Wow! So busy! I can relate, but in different ways.
Your improvised wrapping job is better than all of my planned wrapping jobs.

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