June 26, 2010

Ahhhhhhhhhhh!!! I couldn’t sleep at all last night worrying about this packing. I’m actually on hold right now with PODS to see if we can get a second container delivered today for all the boxes that we don’t think are going to fit. Insanity!

I’ve been up since 5:30 and tore apart my bedroom for packing. Then showered. Then came down to this mess:

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Despite the mess, I still managed to create one final delicious bowl of oatmeal.

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Made a double match for mom and me. For TWO servings:

  • 2/3 cup oats
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2/3 cup vanilla soy milk
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 banana
  • Pinch salt, splash vanilla
  • Nature’s Path Granola
  • Biscoff
  • Maranatha Dark Chocolate Almond Butter MELT!!

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Iced coffee with mint!

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Goodbye Garden!

My stomach is in knots. Since typing this on hold with PODS, they say they can’t get a second container here until next week. That won’t help us one bit! Rats.

I’ll be back to tune in to you guys sometime today.

Dreaming of being on the beach next weekend with all these last whirlwinds behind me!

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1 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine June 26, 2010 at 8:41 am

Good luck with all the POD insanity, keeping my fingers crossed for you!!


2 Evan Thomas June 26, 2010 at 8:41 am

I hope something works out in the end!


3 Sarah June 26, 2010 at 8:42 am

Good luck! It will all work out.


4 holly June 26, 2010 at 8:43 am

your kitchen looks 10x as clean as my kitchen is on a daily basis :)

good luck today!


5 Chris June 26, 2010 at 8:44 am

Do you have any storage places nearby that would rent you a space today, e.g. POD Plan B?


6 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) June 26, 2010 at 8:48 am

Good luck Kath! I hope the packing goes well!


7 Kori June 26, 2010 at 8:49 am

Hang in there, Kath. Things have a funny way of working themselves out the way they are supposed to be. :) Just try to relax a little bit and clear your mind of all the clutter and stress.


8 Hannah June 26, 2010 at 8:50 am

No matter how stressful it feels right now, it WILL be over soon. And you’ll hope never to have to go through it again 😀 But hey, at least there’s Charlottesville and Eppie’s date/goats cheese/corn salad to look forward to! (I miss that place!)


9 Sarah June 26, 2010 at 8:51 am

How stressful! This is going to work out – one way or another – and it will be a funny, distant memory soon enough.


10 Little Bookworm June 26, 2010 at 8:52 am

I hope everything works out!


11 Jess June 26, 2010 at 8:56 am

It’s so nice of your parents to come and help you with the moving process. Just remember that this is a moment of stress and in the end it will be so worth it! Fingers crossed for you. :)


12 Marissa June 26, 2010 at 9:04 am

You’re doing a great job handling all this stress; I’d be a nervous wreck just from the state of the kitchen, much less the packing and moving! Just think that some way or another, it will all be over this time next week!


13 Kerri June 26, 2010 at 9:07 am

Good luck! Just take a moment and imagine floating in the ocean when the stress gets to be too much.


14 Stacey@ June 26, 2010 at 9:09 am

What what insanity is right, just breath and think about the future.


15 Lindsay @ Summit Sandwiches June 26, 2010 at 9:10 am

That iced coffee with mint looks refreshing at the very least! Good luck with the move! Keep breathing…it will all be over soon.


16 Jessica @ The Process of Healing June 26, 2010 at 9:10 am

Good luck girl!!!


17 Callie June 26, 2010 at 9:12 am

Good luck! It’ll be much better once you get over with it. :)


18 Krystina June 26, 2010 at 9:12 am

Oooh, iced coffee with mint sounds fabulous. I LOVE that oatmeal bowl.


19 Rose-Anne June 26, 2010 at 9:14 am

I’m sending positive packing vibes your way right now…:-) Have faith.


20 Freya @ Brit Chick Runs June 26, 2010 at 9:20 am

Oh it must be so nerveracking/sad moving! I’ve never moved house (except when I was 2…)…I ca’t imagine\!
I hope the day goes alright for you :)


21 The Wife of a Dairyman June 26, 2010 at 9:22 am

You can cram it all in the one Pod, I know you can!


22 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is June 26, 2010 at 9:23 am

Hang in there, Kath! :)


23 Adrien June 26, 2010 at 9:27 am

I hate packing! I’m going to be in that same boat over this weekend coming up- not looking forward to it one bit!


24 A Teenage Gourmet (Sami) June 26, 2010 at 9:30 am

I believe that blob of chocolate is INSANITY. 😉


25 Ashley@thehungryscholar June 26, 2010 at 9:35 am

This will all be over soon!

Way to stay positive, Kath!


26 kristin p June 26, 2010 at 9:39 am

Just remember to breathe! PODS always hold way more than you would expect them to. Just be sure to pack all the way to the top – you’ll be surprised how much will fit. If it doesn’t end up fitting, then you can make arrangements knowing exactly how large your overflow is.

Smile! It’s almost over :-)


27 Marilou @ Mostly Healthy June 26, 2010 at 9:46 am

Moving is so freakin stressing :( Were you any good at Tetris? This is the time to use these skills :)


28 Kathryn June 26, 2010 at 9:49 am

You have been so calm and motivated through the entire moving process. I’m sending good storage vibes your way.


29 Deva (Voracious Vorilee) June 26, 2010 at 9:59 am

The end is near – and even if you have to play tetris with your boxes and furniture, everything will work out. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that everything goes smoothly for you today.


30 Cynthia (It All Changes) June 26, 2010 at 10:21 am

Packing day is nuts. Praying you can stay calm through it all.


31 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] June 26, 2010 at 10:45 am

I think today was just meant to be a day of insanity – I have to cater a wedding for 200! Good luck. It will be A-OK in the end =)


32 lynn (The Actors Diet) June 26, 2010 at 10:51 am

good luck with everything, kath!

remember – BREATHE!


33 Mary @ Bites and Bliss June 26, 2010 at 10:52 am

Breathe deep!! Do some yoga! Even if you can only be calm enough for five minutes of’ll be something. :)


34 Meg June 26, 2010 at 10:58 am

Praying for ya Kath – it’ll all work out – just remember the people around you, your loved ones, are always what matters most!! :)


35 Laura June 26, 2010 at 11:04 am

I hope your luck improves my lovely xx


36 Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) June 26, 2010 at 11:39 am

Oh girl, I hope everything works out for you! *Crossing fingers*

Everything has a way of falling into place! 😀


37 Anne June 26, 2010 at 11:58 am

I’m three weeks from a major move myself, and reading about yours has been both comforting and inspiring! Thank you!


38 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin June 26, 2010 at 11:59 am

Hang in there! I’m sure everything will work itself out. :)


39 Robyn @ Frugal 'n' Fit! June 26, 2010 at 12:04 pm

I’ve read that moving is one of the most stressful experiences a person can go through (right up there with divorce and death! Yikes!). You will get through this and be all the stronger because of it. When in doubt, think of yourself lying on the beach next week with nary a care in the world :)


40 Kathy W. June 26, 2010 at 12:08 pm

What might help to fit everything in is to pack soft items like clothing, sheets and blankets in big plastic storage bags or trash bags (with the storage bags, you could even vacuum out the air, compressing the size to nothing!). Then you can fit those in around those pesky boxes, saving a huge amount of space.

Good luck!!


41 Diana @ frontyardfoodie June 26, 2010 at 12:16 pm

Aww! I know we’re all going to miss that garden and all the lovely photos that came from it. Keep it together sister! it’s gonna be over soon.


42 Wei-Wei June 26, 2010 at 12:21 pm

Hahaha the final oatmeal. I’m sorry to hear that the POD isn’t going well. I hope the issue gets sorted out soon! Don’t worry, you’ll make it through :) Good luck! 😀



43 Kelsey @ CleanTeenKelsey June 26, 2010 at 12:45 pm

Mm, love the oatmeal. It looks delicious. :)


44 Heather June 26, 2010 at 1:07 pm

oh no! can you rent a truck, or a storage unit temporarily? good luck!


45 Charyl June 26, 2010 at 1:11 pm

Kath-love your blog. always read, never comment. I am one of those (LOL) I have moved 31 times in my 42 years. Heres some ideas: Have any GOOD friends with a big garage or shed? Present with bottle of wine and ask to use for a few weeks or rent a storage unit (they come in many sizes) month to month until you get the pod or move to Charlotte. Here in VA many storage units rent first month free-just move out before the second month. Even if you have to ferry your boxes over in cars (that sucks, I know) you can get your stuff out of the house by tomorrow. Best of luck! Breath…..


46 Sara @ June 26, 2010 at 2:38 pm

Ahh, this all sounds insane (insane in a bad way for the packing, in a good way for the delicious oats), but it will all be over soon! Hang it there! :)


47 Amy @ Amy Starts To Run June 26, 2010 at 3:19 pm

I’m fairly certain I need some of that Maranatha Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Melt. STAT. Good luck with everything, it’ll work out in the end!


48 Stacie @ Imperfectly Healthy June 26, 2010 at 3:23 pm

Ah! I really hope something gets figured out with the storage/PODS! Moving is SO stressful!


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