As I continue with my packing process, I am trying to find silver lining in the situation. Not because I am an eternal optimist, but it does help with the situation and make it more manageable. Today is not my best day. It's August 15. That means I move in 16 days. I frankly don't know how that happened. I feel like just yesterday it was the beginning of July and I had stopped working. Where did a month and a half go? Either way, today my job is to get my head around the fact that when I leave in 16 days, the place that has been my home for over the last year will no longer be. Sure I'll be visiting, but I have to build a new relaxy place (yes I know that's not a word). A new place where I am at my basic level, where I don't have to put on any face or be anything for the outside world...gosh I'm being awfully morose about this, it's a bit of a struggle for me today. Some days I'm doing really well with the whole thing, other days could be better. Today is an other day. Bear with me, tomorrow will be better.
But in the meantime, here is the kitchen progress. I'm really lucky (read silver lining) that bf had a reasonably well stocked kitchen before we met. Since all of those things are staying with him in DC, I was able to pack up almost all of my kitchen stuff a little early and continue to cook with his. It's not that I wanted to get the heck out of here any sooner. I just wanted to make sure everything was in CA before I arrived, since I am literally hitting the ground running. In fact, I am going straight from the airport to the Giants game (wooooo Giants!) and then leaving for my new apartment at 6:15 the next morning. Yes I'm nuts. And since I'm totally OCD, I have a tentative move in plan complete with when I'm hoping to unpack things. Kitchen stuff is up first since a) it's super important and b) the kitchen isn't getting painted and therefore can be unpacked while the other rooms are drying in between coats of paint.
So that's the end of my kitchen packing adventure. Up next, the last of my closet and the move itself. Stay tuned.