Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Proceed with Caution: Major Nesting Occuring

I'm still around- just doing some major nesting this past weekend. No time to blog, or even read e-mail. But the results were so good- after a long overdue purging of our toy/computer room, as well as the kid's closets & drawers, about 7 garbage bags of "gently used" (read: played with 3 times and then forgotten)things went to Good Will and maybe as many bags of not-so-good things went to the dump. It had to be done. It should have been done maybe 2 years ago. But now we are a lot less cluttered, and I vow to try to keep it that way (no snickering).

I also started some packing last night. I think we'll be traveling with about 50 lbs of luggage each. That's the limit for the in-China flights, although for the international flights we could take almost twice that amount (and I expect we'll take advantage of that fact on our way home!). When you think about it, that's also 200 lbs of stuff for 2 adults and 3 kids. Given we'll be taking *very* light clothing, we should have more than enough with us. And what we don't have, we can get in China! It's not like we're mounting an expedition to the middle of Labrador to some seabird island, after all ;)

So, I've got a few things to do before we leave, but they'll get done. No worries here (insert nervous laughter).


wzgirl said...

I can hear the nervous laughter. Great job with the purging. I LOVE to do that - but I do not love bickering with my husband about what to let go of. He is quite the packrat.

Ms. Dragonfly said...

weight restrictions?
I'm not a good packer, I like to be prepared for everything.
This is going to be a challenge for me I can tell.

redmaryjanes said...

I am so happy for you. I can't wait to see photos of your boy!

walternatives said...

Well done on the purging. I can't imagine supervising the packing for five - yikes! You'll get it all done. I have complete faith in that.

Mrs. Vandertramp said...

you're ALL going? I don't know why I didn't fully absorb that info before this. You're a brave women! Enjoy the nesting and planning and packing and repacking.

Wendy said...

your just making room for those wonderful things you will be buying in China!!! ha ha

new girl said...

Oh, heaven, you are nesting!!! OMG, only FIVE MORE DAYS!!!

Bonnie Brentnall said...

Carolyn and family,
Good luck and have a wonderful adventure. I hope Daniel is healthy and happy.
The Brentnalls

redmaryjanes said...

I'm so glad that the book got there in time to make the trip! I am so happy for you all. Hope you will post some photos!!
Big Hugs

Norma said...

What day do you leave? Kim and Kelly should be on the flight to Beijing right now. Have a great trip!