Sunday, May 15, 2011

SuperIma Sunday Check-In: MOVING!!!

Hello, friends.  I am exhausted.  But not just any exhausted.  Moving exhausted.  And not just any moving exhausted.  Moving back HOME exhausted.

Moving is a ridiculous expenditure of physical energy.  Your whole body aches after an entire day where all you did is spend two hours unpacking dishes (seriously? how?), spent seven thousand dollars at Target, hung three pictures, and reheated some pizza for your kids on paper plates.  But this time, all of that feels SO GOOD.  Because we're home, folks.  Why, just this weekend we had no less than five friends help us out with the kids so we could make a big push to unpack. (Hi, Sarah, Allison, Elle, Susan, and Steph!  We love you all!)

Columbus, Ohio isn't paradise, but for us it just feels right.  All the moving exhaustion in the world can't ruin that.

Even though my bathtub looks like this:
(trading the opportunity to bathe for makeshift counter space)

I got to see this for the first time in almost two months, which really made my heart sing:
(a cluttered desk of my VERY OWN)

But the real payoff is this - MY KITCHEN IS BACK!!!!
(David is terrified of the knife strip, which is just the way I like it.)

Oh, man.  I am yawning like every two seconds writing this horrible post adorned with even more horrible (cell phone!) pictures, so let's save both of us the pain and wrap this up, shall we?
We know two things:  1.  My house is still mostly a disaster and 2. I'm still a person working on a writing project on a kind of deadline.

Here's my SuperIma Check-in.  Each day at naptime I'm setting my timer for 45 minutes and working on moving-in stuff.  Putting away clothes, unpacking stuff, organizing, etc.  When the timer goes off, I'm sitting down to write.  The house will be unpacked and organized in weeks instead of days, but for the sake of the sanity and self-worth department I'd say it's worth it.

What about you, my sweet Supers?  What are you going to do for yourself this week, and what has to slide to let you do it?

While you're thinking about that, go visit my sweet friends Amanda, who is wondering if spring is really on its way, and Shannon, who has a really good question about date night that I'm still waffling over.

You're doing an incredible job.  Keep up the awesome work!


  1. So glad you're home =)
    also loved the bit about the knife strip.

  2. Congrats. I hope the unpacking goes smoothly and everyone starts sleeping for you!

  3. So happy for you guys to be back where you want (and belong). I love your bath tub. You're hilarious :)

  4. Oy--moving is THE WORST but in a year you'll forget the pain of it and just love being in the new space. Love the pics! ;)

  5. I love the timer method. I do that as well when I am working on school work (I am a teacher and cleaning the house.

    Congrats on the new home! I am also an Ohioan. You are beach with a swim up bar here. I think the random weather makes us well-rounded people!

    Hang in there!

  6. Thanks for the love, everyone. And welcome, Kristin! I have lots of posts in the works about our new (tiny) house, can't wait to show you for real!


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