Thursday, August 06, 2009

Nothing Much To Do

You know how they say that you only appreciate what you have until it's gone?

Well, I'm realizing all the things I miss, and I'm also realizing how grateful I am to have those things, even if I don't have them right now.

I miss my bed. My washer and dryer (I fantasize about doing eleventy loads of laundry without needing quarters). My backyard. My crappy bathtub. My Dyson. My tiny kitchen (I'm realizing now that it wasn't all that tiny). Bark collars (I refuse to buy new ones). Tucker's books. My sewing space. My stash of yarn.

We'll have those things in a few weeks, but I'm having a hard time seeing the light at the end of the tunnel when we've already spent five weeks here. 

On August 27th, I'm sure I'll look back and think fondly of the times we had here. But for now, I just want my crap.

What would you miss most if you had to go two months without it?

Oh, and to fill my time when Tucker is sleeping and the Internet isn't working (after I've cleaned our 150 square foot living space, of course), I've been editing pictures like a mad woman. It's become an obsession, really.

Tucker and Butterball:

My stunning sister and her beautiful babe:

"Do you see that, Mom?":

Tucker and Grandma Seattle's feet:

Pissed off about something. Not sure what:


Abbey said...

Great pictures! I can't imagine being without my "stuff" for 5 weeks. And I can't imagine how much harder it is with a toddler and 6 dogs! I hope the 27th comes quickly for you!

Cindy said...

Look how brown he is compared to me!!
Hope the next couple of weeks speed by for you. Can't wait to see Tucker (and you of course)!!!! Probably early to mid October.

~ Denise ~ said...

I don't know if I can adequately answer the question about my stuff because I'm currently living in two places that are 3,000 miles apart.

And...while being on facebook and reconnecting with old classmates has been so cool lately...I need my darn yearbooks! RIGHT NOW! But, won't be headed back to where they are for another 4 weeks. HHmmph!

Glad that you're finding new hobbies (lol) and the pictures are awesome! I love the feet pic a lot.

Hang in there, chickie! You'll have lots of great stories in just a few more weeks. ;)