Friday, August 27, 2010

Friday Five Moving edition take 2

I'll be closing and moving today and all this weekend. Hopefully will all go well.

1. Some humor: Murphy's Law of Moving

1. No matter how many boxes you have, you will never have enough.

2. The more your friends promise to help, the more likely it is they will be deathly ill or out of town the weekend you are moving.

3. Whatever it is that you need, it is always in the bottom of a box that has already been taped shut.

4. Now that you are moving and no longer need it, you will always find something you have been looking for for years.

5. The tape, the scissors, the markers and the screwdriver all know how to play hide ā€˜nā€™ seek.

6. The thing that gets broken will always be an irreplaceable antique heirloom - never something cheap that you didn't like anyway.

7. Regardless of long the drought has been going on, it will always rain on moving day.

8. You will always loose your checkbook, your car keys, the remote control or the telephone.

9. If you stay up all night packing to be ready for the movers, they will be late.

10. No matter how large the new place is, it will shrink before you move in.


2. Some Music: My daughters are Dr. Who obssessed. Have been hearing this over and over and over again. This is the Great Luke Ski and "It Takes Who."

3. A picture: Youngest LOVES Matt Smith's Dr. Who. I hear a lot about Matt Smith.

4. A book: I've rediscovered the joys of comic strips and my kids are discovering them. I love Calvin and Hobbes and now they do, too!

5. More Music. My inspiration

Wish me luck moving!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Friday Five-the moving edition

1. In one week, we close on the house and move. *gulp* Yes, panic has set in. Severe panic. I have a lot to do in the next week. And the idea we have to sell the house we are leaving is a scary prospect.

2. It's interesting trying to box up everything. I know as soon as I box something up, there will be a "need" for it. I've also found a lot of stuff I'd forgotten about. Lot of memories. I found my old girl scout sash. Found some collectibles given to the kids. Found some stuff from my previous dog who passed away in 2006. Found tiny onesies the kidlets used to wear.

3. Kids are nervous and unhelpful at this point even though they like the new house. *sigh* I might take them with me if I ever have to move again. Maybe. Critters know something is up but not what.

4. Packing tape dispensers are dangerous. I've cut myself on it umpteen times. I'm on my second roll of the stuff.

5. I covet boxes. When I walk through a store now, I don't notice what's being put out. I think, "Now that's a nice box..."

May the muses have packing tape and band-aids

Friday, August 13, 2010

Friday Five

1. In a holding pattern with writing. Too busy to get a lot done. Why busy?

2. Two weeks from today we close on the house and move that weekend. Trying to get everything in the house portable. Fun fun. Critters know something is up but not what.

3. Read Lisa Jackson's Hot Blooded. Pretty good book but I found one thing a little too coincidental. She definitely knows how to write a scary villain.

4. Anyone else ready for fall? The heat is getting to me. It's been humid as can be. Storms every Thursday for the last month.

5. Am loving Warehouse 13. Claudia really adds to the show and her and Artie crack me up. Have been watching Eureka and Haven, too. Hubster thinks maybe we have been missing out by not watching Eureka.

May the muse have boxes

Friday, August 06, 2010

Friday Five

1. Geek Love was accepted by Liquid Silver! I'm very excited about this one. It's the story of two geeks who knew each other online but get together at a gaming/science fiction convention. Needless to say, fun ensues.

2. This is tax free back to school weekend in Virginia. I'm planning to get out this morning and finish up shopping. Thankfully I've bought stuff the last couple of years so we only need a couple of things. Oldest did jump a size in pants but I bought the next size up during clearance last year so she only needs a pair of jeans or two. I'd like to get home by lunchtime...

3. The house is full of boxes. I've acquired boxes from grocery stores and liquor stores. LOL. Sort of a strange mix. I'm boxing up things. It feels like it's going slowly but hubby says I'm doing good. Three weeks until closing *gulp*. Hubby did say last night this is not feeling like home. There's so many boxes out and a lot of the knickknacks are in boxes.

4. Funny how many memories you find when you're boxing up stuff. I have lots of letters, cards, notes from hubby and family. After packing up my books last week, I'm feeling quite nostalgic.

5. Youngest is doing a drama camp next week. They are doing Seussical. I don't know if she'll know the songs...LOL but I sure will. We've been listening this week.

Bonus: Who else is watching Warehouse 13 on SyFy? I really am enjoying their new season. I love Claudia and Artie. Their banter cracks me up. In general, Claudia makes me laugh. I also really enjoyed the new Phineas and Ferb. Had a lot of songs. Poor Isabella.

May the muses have the city of love