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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Looking For A Silver Lining

The holiday decorations are up in stores, our mailbox has been littered with catalogs for weeks and there is no escaping the toy commercials on television.

It can only mean one thing: It's officially the holiday season!



On top of all the preparations that go into Christmas: finding, wrapping and delivering the perfect gifts, capturing a suitable holiday photo for the yearly greeting card, addressing, stamping and mailing the cards, digging out the decorations, streaming the lights, selecting and trimming the tree, attending the gatherings and displaying and maintaining a sense of good will and cheer to all, we are moving!

We are on Day 12 of escrow and provided everything continues to go smoothly, we need to be out of our house the week of Christmas. Gulp. Happy holidays to us! Can you say "bad timing"?

Rather than freak out about about all the tasks at hand, I'm going to look at the bright side:

  • We're no strangers to moving. Since I graduated from college, I have moved 10 times and my husband, three.
  • Moving = purging and if not now, then when?
  • We don't have to decorate our house for the holiday.
  • It will be wonderful to start the New Year and a new chapter with a new address.
  • Our holiday card can double as a "we've moved" notification.
  • This could be the year I solely use gift bags without guilt instead of painstakingly wrap our presents.
  • Lucas will enjoy playing in and with packing boxes, also known as cute photo ops. Too bad we can't put him to work.
  • We have an excuse not to attend or more importantly host any holiday parties.
  • Our gifts to each other can be items we need/want for our new home.
Any other silver lining aspects of moving during the holiday season?

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Blogger Organic Motherhood with Cool Whip said...

Sorry you have to move during the holidays, but I'm impressed that you have such a positive attitude. I'd probably just be whining and complaining and pretending it wasn't happening. Good luck with everything and I hope it all goes smoothly!

November 16, 2010 at 12:20 AM  
Blogger Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

We moved last year on December 15th. It does tend to overshadow Christmas. My bonus? Santa brought us a house. Who can ask for more?

November 16, 2010 at 7:01 AM  
Blogger Natalie said...

I love the idea of a new house as a gift.

November 16, 2010 at 8:27 AM  
Blogger Circus Daily said...

We moved once over Christmas when I was little too. I freaked out cause I was sure Santa did not receive the "memo". So we sent the North Pole a letter with not only my wish list but also our new address, which calmed me right the freak down.

Oh, and one more positive, you can guiltlessly go out to dinner instead of cooking up some roast beast.

Congrats on your move and 400th post. That's awesome.

November 16, 2010 at 12:40 PM  
Blogger Renee said...

Congratulations on your move!
Enjoy your Christmas "present".
I'm afraid though the first item in my new home would be the Christmas tree. I love the decorating.

November 16, 2010 at 1:21 PM  
Anonymous Mamaondago said...

Hoping you'll close soon. The whole home buying experience is exciting & stressful. Way to find the silver lining.

November 16, 2010 at 2:42 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

Wow, can't believe i had to read about this instead of you telling me!

November 16, 2010 at 9:20 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

At least you kill 2 birds with one stone with your holiday card/new address card. So that should count as double towards the silver lining.

November 17, 2010 at 5:42 AM  
Blogger Sophie said...

I think it's great to start the New Year in a new home and I'm sure Lucas is going to love unpacking while you pack ; )

Good luck!!

November 17, 2010 at 6:47 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

I look forward to many more happy memories in the new house and of course having you being closer to me will be awesome!!! : )

November 21, 2010 at 12:24 PM  

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