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12 boxes!
I'm up to 12 boxes packed now! Looking around my house, it seems like I haven't even made a dent in the packing, but I feel pretty darn good about it. Being on my own with two kids, two kids who were sick all last week, having packed 12 boxes is a big achievement. Problem is that all these boxes are going to Korea with us! Seems like everything is a "need" and not just a "want", well, except for my scrapbooking supplies which is a "want" but still going with us. There is not a good supply of scrapbooking supplies in Korea, so it is all going with me. At least this way, I'll be forced to use it all and not keep adding to my stash. LOL

Chris is coming back on Saturday, YAY! Then we're planning on jumping right in with the packing. My inlaws are watching the kids on Sunday and Monday so that Chris and I can really get some stuff done. I am actually looking forward to making progress in this adventure of ours. I am trying really hard to change my outlook on it. What a story it will make for my grandchildren one day, huh? Heck, even for my children. I loved hearing about my mom's experiences coming here to the US, one day hopefully my girls will ask me about how I felt about moving to South Korea. Who knows what the future will bring...all I know is that I want Chris and I to face it together.

What I'm feeling: optimistic optimistic

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From: (Anonymous) Date: May 27th, 2005 02:52 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yay, 12 boxes! :)

OK, first of all, I must disagree...the scrapbooking supplies are a "need"! LOL No seriously, it's very, very important to take care of yourself and do things that bring you happines. Most caregivers forget that step, but it is essential if you are going to be the most effective. Just remember that!!!

I'm glad things are looking more optimistic and adventurous. What are the girls' moods? Do they miss Korea? Do they just take it all in stride?

-Wendy in MD
priyabradfield From: priyabradfield Date: May 27th, 2005 03:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yay, 12 boxes! :)

Yeah, I know, the scrapbooking supplies are definitely a "need" for me!! Hey, maybe I'll get more done since I won't be out socializing much at the beginning. :-)

Maya, I think, is just getting that we aren't coming back after our next trip out there. She is a little confused by all the boxes but I keep telling her that we are packing it all up to take with us. But she is a little worried about our house and our cats (we're not sure if we're taking them with us yet - we want to, but not sure how they will survive the really long trip as they are 13 years old). All in all, I think they are taking it much better than me. Maya definitely wants to be wherever Daddy is. She hates being away from him and so do I.
_true_colours From: _true_colours Date: May 27th, 2005 06:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oy! The joys of packing!
I hope that things go as planned.
What do you plan to do with all of the stuff that you don't "need"?
priyabradfield From: priyabradfield Date: May 28th, 2005 02:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Things we don't "need" but will want in the future will go into storage. The rest will be sold or trashed.
_true_colours From: _true_colours Date: May 28th, 2005 05:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Best of luck with all that!
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