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Monday, May 19, 2008

in motion

I have to face reality today: We are getting the house ready to put on the market and we will be moving soon.

There I said it.

Then why do I still feel so sad? I've been trying to hold it together the past few days, but maybe I need a better tactic. I'm thinking: Rent a bunch of sappy movies and cry it out? We'll see.

Meanwhile, there are field trips and potlucks and end-of-the-year everythings to go to. I have to admit that it is good that I can tell the kids something; we aren't teetering back and forth anymore. They can say goodbye to our school and maybe get some closure. (I'm a child of the 80s. I'm versed in psychobabble.)

So, I am cleaning out the place, dividing my belongings into the going, goodwill and trash piles. I'm one crazy gene away from being a bonefide hoarder so I sit on my bed, in a stupor, wishing the task was something more appealing, like sawing off my pinky toe with an emery board. But. It's what needs to be done.

You know what I need? I need your suggestions: Have you listened to any good books on CD lately? Between you and the library, there's hope for me yet.

Please. I'm desperate.

15 comments:

brandy101 said...

Hubby and I enjoyed, "I am America and so can you" on cd by Steven Colbert last summer.

And of course, anything/everything Sedaris (which you probably already heard).

Kimberly said...

I adore The Chronicles of Narnia on CD, Neil got them for me for Christmas last year. Very well done.

So understand the mixed up crazy feelings of the impending move. I suggest the crying it out idea. It helps.

Mrs. G. said...

Did you know there is a new David Sedaris book out-I don't know if it is on cd yet. I know you like him.

natalie said...

you and me both mama milton. i'm living in denial. yes i'm leaving. i busy myself with the tasks at hand. books on tape...nice idea. should we get together soon?

stu said...

I can't help with the books on tape but if you and Greg need help with 'stuff', we are here.

We will need some closure too...

-Stu

Cheri said...

When I was moving three years ago from a neighborhood and home I loved, a friend recommended the book "Who Moved My Cheese?" I highly recommend it to you.

I'm feelin' ya. I wish I could come help you sort the stuff.

Jennifer H said...

If you haven't read Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo, that would get you through many hours of packing.

I know that state of teetering (still have one foot in it). I'm very glad for you that you're moving past it, but I know it comes with its own stress and sadness. Hang in there. Sounds like the good stuff is coming?

Sending good thoughts...

stephanie said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

Somebody had to do it. And especially me since I am the 8th commenter and I live half a mile from you. And I love you [in a not-weird way].

We must go see movies that are extremely funny because it is frankly ugly & uncomfortable when I bawl.

Sigh.

May I please please please pay your way to BlogHer? I'm a rich teacher person now, you know. It can happen.

Anonymous said...

So, it's a sure thing. You just ruined my day. :-(

Love,
T

Jess said...

If you haven't already, (which you probably have) i just read The Girl's guide to hunting and fishing. In a day. It was a quick good read, came out a while ago, but worth it. Cheers to new beginnings!

katydidnot said...

um... move to san diego is a great new book by, um...someone.

lapoflux said...

I have o book suggestions but I am sending you good moving vibes... I know it is so hard. Especially for you with your great friends where you are. Good luck selling the house...

Minnesota Matron said...

Lisa -- You have to go here

http://rimarama.blogspot.com/

Rima's been trying to sell her house and there are some great,hysteria-relieving posts about it!

JCK said...

I don't have suggestions for you, but just wanted to acknowledge that saying goodbye is tough. Sending hugs your way!

JCK said...

Oh, and the David Sedaris suggestions. You can't lose with that.