Friday, December 12, 2008

5.....4......3.....2................

i'm moving tomorrow ... 
big truck, on the way ... 
boxes everywhere ... 
took the first hand-toted load this evening .... 
the kids and the husband saw the rental house for the FIRST time (trusting souls they are) ..... 
little.e.beck.artist danced around like a lunatic (i searched for a better metaphor but came up empty) ...... 
she was thrilled to have been given a bigger room than the boy.beck.artist or girl.beck.artist .... 
then we went out to dinner and i asked:
since we are having a pared down christmas, what is it that you NEED to have in order for christmas to feel complete for you .... 
mr.e.beck.artist: cookies, lots of cookies
little.e.beck.artist: cookies and setting up some of the nativities in the new house
girl.beck.artist: a real christmas tree with ALL the lights (we sometimes skimp) and ALL the ornaments (i'd asked if half was ok...no)
boy.beck.artist: i don't know ... it'll be fine however it happens (i think he didn't want to say presents!)
and me? christmas will happen whether we are ready or not ... boxes or not (really, the question is how many boxes, no if boxes) ..... and whatever we can get going for it, that's what i want ... clearly it will be a tree, mangers and cookies .... and presents ... sounds perfect, right? 
now, to get moved so we can get on with the christmas thing .... 
ho ho ho .... oh!


5 comments:

Donna Patrice said...

The Christmas your family envisions sounds beautiful! =)

I hope the move goes smoothly ~ take care!

artmom said...

making cookies here this mornning and probably tomorrow too! Don't forget nutcrackers! gingerbread house?

Chris said...

OMG!
you won't get this until the chaos is done, but I hope it goes well!!
photos?

phd in yogurtry said...

I'll be thinking about you, everytime I look at the boxes in my house, right now. Yes, I've lived in my house 8 years and I still have boxes. Not the "just moved" kind. The kind that belong in the attic but I'm too lazy to put them away. Sigh.

GOOD LUCK!! (my back is already aching on your behalf).

3rdEyeMuse said...

yep, I'm exhausted just thinking about what you are up to ... though their list of needs does sound pretty reasonable ... best get your groovy super woman cape on & work your magic!