I haven’t moved in nearly six years. Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t forget what moving was like but this was the first time in my adult life that I stayed in one place for so long. There was A LOT of stuff to get through. I had multiple piles around the house designated “going with,” “selling,” “giving away,” and “straight to the trash.” How do we live with so much STUFF!?
This is the “selling” stuff. I’m currently hosting a Facebook moving sale. #shouldhavehadayardsale
I took Sullie to her dad for the crazy part of moving because I knew she’d be more comfortable. Zoey adapted and enjoyed all the extra nooks and crannies in her playground.
The pug took up permanent residence on a pile of moving blankets.
We took a break from packing on Friday night for a dinner party with some of our yoga friends. She had turned her living room into loungy floor seating. So cozy.
We had a delicious mix of vegetarian food and wine.
On Saturday morning I did a “short” long run, taught yoga (to 70 students! It was an amazing morning!) and then had a lunch date with my fiance to fuel up for the packing marathon. We tried Chopt for the first time. It was great! Full review to come after I visit a few more times.
We got focused (helped by the depressing Dawgs loss to Bama…wahhhh) and got the house all packed up in prep for our Sunday move.
We finally took a break around 8:30 p.m. for a Thai feast at Monsoon. I had a green curry with scallops and shrimp. It was amazing!
Sunday morning rolled around and we were ready to make the move happen. Zoey was a little unsure about how she felt about the boxes. We picked up the U-Haul at 11 a.m., the movers came at 12:30 p.m. and we had everything loaded and unloaded by 4 p.m.
The best news is that I didn’t have to lift a single box or piece of furniture! This might sound lazy to some but it was WELL WORTH my money to hire movers. My work is moving my body…I did not want to risk hurting myself (or having a meltdown) over moving. It decreased my stress level by about 300%.
We celebrated on Sunday night with pizza at Pizza Peel. This BBQ pizza was so freaking good. Pulled pork, shredded cabbage, charred red onions, cilantro and ranch drizzle. Heaven in every bite!
We also shared a veggie pizza with pesto, goat cheese, roasted garlic, mushrooms and artichoke hearts.
Another post coming soon (I think) about all the feels that come up with moving and change. It’s been a lot.
Moving…love it or hate it?
Last time you moved?
How did your animals adapt?