Happy Sunday, world! It's been a while since we've met which, of course, is my fault, as usual. Big life changes are afoot, so I've been preoccupied with lots of tasks that don't usually enter my purview. Let's get right down to it...
Planning... to move! I've finally put down a deposit on a little apartment of my very own. It's farther from most of my family (but still close enough to drop by with ease) but way closer to work and church. I haven't signed a lease to make it official yet, but I'm expecting to be moving in mid-July.
Purging... as much heavy stuff as I can stand to part with. There's nothing like moving to make the stark reality of how much of an overabundance of stuff you have really sink in. As you may have noted, the book problem is a big one. I have a lot of them, and they're heavy. I can maybe fit half of my present book collection into my new digs and hope that my parents will put up with storing a few. However, I'm trying to unload as many as I can. There are presently 9 boxes of books awaiting donation on the couch behind me, another probably box and a half waiting to be packed up upstairs, and that's really the tip of the "things I should be getting rid of" iceberg. Weeding out all my stuff (from heaviest to lightest) is going to be the order of the day for the next month and a half.
Purchasing... all the stuff I don't have. Like furniture, kitchenware, a TV, etc, etc. See, I have all the wrong stuff. I'm already having some luck, though. Living in rural Pennsylvania offers its occasional perks, one of which is the opportunity to pick up some decent starter (*ahem* used) furniture and stuff at local yard sales. Yesterday, I bought a couple lamps, a small kitchen table with chairs, a coffee table, a lightly used Keurig mini that's purported to work, and a lightly used Dyson vacuum cleaner that definitely works - all for under $150. My grandparents have a sleeper sofa that they're willing to part with, and I am breathing a sigh of relief at not having to spend a fortune up front on furniture and other necessities.
Poking fun at... San Andreas! My mom and I love to go to the movies and have got to see a disaster movie at least once a year to enjoy the special effects. Also, they're fun to make fun of, and we love that, too. See there are only two qualities of disaster movies: good bad and bad bad. They are always cheesy, overwrought, and unrealistic, but if they have sufficient cool effects and action to counteract the cheesy overwrought dialogue/acting, they can prove to be very enjoyable. I'm happy to report that San Andreas definitely falls within the "good bad" camp providing thrills a minute and plenty of opportunities to make fun of cheesy scenes and all those stereotypical disaster movie scenes. Definitely a fun movie to see at the theater with friends or family that don't take these things too seriously.
Pondering... announcing an official blog hiatus. I'm an especially busy girl this summer both at work and at home(s), and I'm wondering if I wouldn't be better off taking a little official break from the action here. So busy am I that even the outlook for taking a real vacation is decidedly dim. However, there's a stack of books sitting here that I'd really like to get reviewed so I don't have to take them with me, ergo the jury's still out on this one.
Packing... nothing yet. I'm not ready! There's too much stuff! And no boxes! Agh! Moving stress is already creeping on me. I'd love to stay and chat, but I have to go continue attempting to cut my belongings in half so that I can pack what remains.
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Hope you're having a more relaxing Sunday than I am! What are you up to this week?