Monday, June 24, 2013

Default: Facebook or laundry?

So there are about 1,000,000 things that I need to be doing.

But we still don't have a house to move to.

Some days the situation terrifies me to the point of heart palpitations and stomach issues that send me running to the bathroom.  I shake and struggle to breathe.  People say, "It will all work out."  And yes, it will.  We might lose a lot of money and have all our dishes and furniture broken, but one way or another we are sure to land somewhere with something.

I do not find this particularly comforting.

This past weekend, Jonathan graduated.

They're all finished now.  Congratulations, Jonathan!

It was a big weekend full of houseguests and early graduation ceremonies...

(Jon fell asleep after he got his diploma).  

We went to a bunch of parties on Sunday after the houseguests left.  It was a big weekend.

This morning I need to get back into moving gear.  It would be so much easier to focus on packing if I knew where I was going.

I find myself perusing Facebook as though it could answer questions about my future.  Bah!  I suppose I am really looking for emails from our realtor, but when my inbox is empty, I default to Facebook.  This is sick.

Also, I'm hungry, but I just had my teeth cleaned at the dentist, so I don't want to mess them up and lose the smooth.

Laundry.  When all else fails, do laundry.


Hope T. said...

Congratulations on Jon's graduation! What a happy day. I know it must be bittersweet to have your youngest graduate but it is also such a HUGE accomplishment to have mothered four young people into adulthood.

Laundry is a good thing. A satisfying, mostly mindless chore. We just got back from a week at my parents' house so fortunately, though I also have many tasks to do, I have piles of laundry to anchor me. Sweeping is also helpful while waiting for the cycle to finish. (My perm press wash cycle takes 45 minutes - excessive, I think.)

Ruth said...

"Laundry is a good thing. A satisfying, mostly mindless chore." You are so eloquent. That was beautiful.

Somehow, putting dirty laundry into the washer is much more satisfying than putting my worldly goods into boxes. Ha.

xnsen said...

"lose the smooth" I totally relate to that! I love having my teeth cleaned... if you don't have one a sonicare toothbrush is a pretty nice second to the dentist clean and it's easier on the enamel.
Hang in there. Sometimes the nicest gifts come in the times of greatest need. I'm gonna miss knowing the Carpenters are around. :(