Monday, June 6, 2011

Universal Truth and the Zen of Moving

I feel like this.

The Truth

* Using harsh language with the packing tape dispenser is not effective.

* Using harsh language with your partner is even less effective.

* Dogs go on hunger strikes to protest change. But only for breakfast.

* The cleaning you did a month ago does not last for a month.

* It’s nice to be on a first name basis with the clerk that you buy boxes from at UHaul. But it won’t get you a discount.

* Packing boxes after 5 pm goes better with a gin and tonic. But only one.

* The important papers that you did not sort 6 years ago are still not sorted and maybe not so important.

* Sleeping on an air mattress is not more comfortable if you pretend you are camping with air conditioning.

* You really only need one bowl, one glass, and a spoon for each member of your household. You can throw the rest away.

* Pizza is a complete food and you can eat it everyday for at least a week. And pairs nicely with gin and tonic.

* It is lovely to see someone else load your things onto a truck.

* It is not so lovely to see that your movers need larger jeans and a belt.

The Zen

There is no zen in moving. This is probably a universal truth.

The End.


Laura Twiford said...

Thank you for the laugh this morning! I feel for you, hopefully it will all be over soon and you'll get to do the unpacking while eating the pizza and drinking the gin and tonic!

sharon said...

I am trying to channel you some of the zen that you need! You make me laugh! Hope everything goes well!

mairedodd said...

oh, leann! this is a fabulous post - i am thinking it needs to be a poster or something... people would buy it! thank you so much for sharing the truths you have discovered... if it isn't zen, then this too shall pass...

jessememan said...

nice to see you have a sense of humor through it! Good luck :)

Spirited Earth said...

thanks for the laughs,i'm considering a move as well.i'm at the point i want to give all my stuff away.
good luck on the upcoming move.

TesoriTrovati said...

That is hilarious. And likely the reason that I will never move again (we have only moved once and it was only 3 miles north). I think I may have forgotten about the gin and tonic (although make mine a vodka ;-).

Enjoy the day, LeAnn!

Anna Lear said...

This cracked me up -- I've moved way too many times in my life and wish I'd had this post in hand to keep me from going nuts. Best of luck to you, and here's hoping you won't have to do it again anytime soon!

Mary Newton Designs said...

I'm channelling peace and happiness for you in your new place. You'll make it!

Judy said...

LeAnn it is so nice to hear that you still have your sense of humor! Maybe 2 gin and tonics will be better.

stregata said...

I am so glad you posted this - because a) it is making us all smile and b) you will be able to come back to it later and then you will discover that there is zen in moving. But it can only be discovered from a distance. As in - not when you are in the middle of it.
Hoping your trials and tribulations will be over soon.

steufel said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this post. Thanks for making me laugh:-)

Anonymous said...

lol, you hit the nail on the head. moving sucks, no matter how you look at it.

we're still unpacking boxes. i wish i could just throw them in the trash. we're doing just great without whatever is in them.

My Life Under the Bus said...

Oh I feel your pain! We moved 4 years ago and I packed up our ENTIRE house by myself. I don't even know how I did it but my husband was working like 3 jobs and I had the 4 small kids and you do what you got to do - but I totally relate to feeling like the dead - there's just no way around it. XOXO makes me want to go have a gin and tonic just thinking about

Anonymous said...

Poor thing. Hoping the pain of all this nonsense heals quickly.

Anonymous said...

The all important sense of humor rises above all the rest of the crap. Good for you. Life is pretty funny and so are you!
Good luck with the last of all of this. Moving really stinks. Maybe you won't have to do it again...ever!

Marsha of Marsha Neal Studio said...

Travel safe to your new home. And remember that when unpacking - gin and tonic with a side of pizza and chips and salsa - go a long way. And things take time to find their actual place - so as long as you get stuff out of boxes - you're doing just fine!

I am delighted that you will be on the East Coast now - one day might actually meet you :)