Thursday, May 18, 2006


The enormity of what I'm trying to accomplish in just 5 weeks is starting to set in. I'm feeling a little overwhelmed and way overtired. I've been up to 1 or 2 a.m. every night since I've made my decision, cleaning out the house and making lists, and then I sleep through the alarm. Blah. I spent the other night in the garage just trying to make ROOM for crap that I have to throw out.

I feel like this is an opportunity to have a fresh start, to pare down, clean up, declutter....all good stuff. I look at all the things I have and it just makes me sad that I've spent so much money collecting stuff that I never needed and I don't use. Hello, 15 tableclothes? I don't cook and I never eat at the table. It's a waste, and I want to try and keep from doing this in my new place, wherever that ends up being.

I also want to make sure that I keep my food normal during the next few weeks and exercise when I can. This weekend was supposed to be this but I have so much to do that I'm staying home and getting the house ready for showing next week. YG is going to help me since I have no idea what the hell I'm doing when it comes to home repairs.

In other news -- my last official day of work will be June 6, but I'm taking about a gazillion personal days before then. Up in Cambridge on Monday and Tuesday to try and find a place to live. And more good times, over $800 of car repairs. :-(

Monday, May 15, 2006

Busy, Busy, Busy

Insanely busy this weekend and today. I messed around in the house some more, and ended up shredding 4 large garbage bags worth of paper this weekend, making a ton (literally?) of room for myself. Also have dates with Home Depot, the DMV, and Sears Carpet Cleaning. Glamorous.

And have appointments with 5 different realtors next Monday and Tuesday to try and find myself a place to live.

Deep breath. In one month, it will all be done with, but getting there is going to be a bitch.