Thursday, October 6, 2011

In Denial

Here it is- 7:30p.m., my kids are sound asleep, JT is at work, and I am on my computer. This is so unlike me. I have a ton of things I should be doing- besides the normal things like cleaning my bathrooms, sweeping the floor, and polishing my nails. I should be getting things done.

I should be searching for housing, figuring out costs. I should be downsizing, decluttering, and donating all of our accumulated stuff that won't fit it in our tiny apartment in NY. I should be budgeting, planning, and organizing. I should even (as a friend recently suggested) be making my Bucket List of things I need (ok, really, just want) to do before I move across the map!

But what am I doing? Blogging. Why? I am in denial.

I can't seem to wrap my brain around all of this. And every time I do, I get overwhelmed. So I am rambling on the internet! I even checked out facebook, browsed on pinterest, and watched a youtube video. (things I never do!)

But seriously -- I'm stalling.

So here is what I am going to do. First, I am going to go clean my carpets... ok, not really, the Kirby Guy is coming back to do that any minute. First, I am going to let the Kirby Guy clean my carpets for free. Then I am going to go listen to the Relief Society Broadcast that I missed the other night. And after that, I am going to start on my Bucket List. That's right. No NY tonight. No cleaning, no planning, no stressing, no moving.

Now I have told you all what I am going to do. (therefore making me somewhat accountable to get up and do something) This is what YOU are going to do. What?! Sorry, it's too late to pretend like you are not reading this post. I know you are, I can see you on my stats. (that's not true, Josh tried to help me figure that out months ago and I have been too lazy to look at it ever since.... but if I wanted to- I could see you on my stats -- if Josh reminded me how -- and know that you are reading this!)

So - your job- is to help me come up with that Bucket List! (or come declutter my house - your choice) What are the things we have said we wanted to do together? What are the things I will wish I had done when I am gone? (those of you who have actually moved for something other than a mission will be able to help me with this one) What are the things that I have put off or forgotten about? How can we make the most of our time before I go?

Now, leave me a comment, plan the event, and find me a babysitter. :)

Thanks - I feel much better now.


  1. I don't know if this is really counts as a bucket list item or not, but I want you to put it on your list so we make sure it gets done before you leave.


    I am perfectly willing to come teach you whatever it is that you are having problems with. But you need to learn to do it before you leave because I will not be happy if you move across the country and take those adorable kids with you and I don't get to see their first days of school, their birthdays, and all those other major milestones because you just can't figure out how to get it from the camera to the internet. Seriously. The thought of that makes me want to cry. So that is my one bucket list item for you.

    Also, if there's any bucket list items that perhaps you haven't done but JT has done or he doesn't feel the need to do, feel free to tell us girls in the ward so we can do them with you. I'm pretty sure I'm not alone in feeling the need to soak up as much Katie-time as I can before you go.

  2. I find myself with nothing inspiring to say. How lame am I. To make up for it I am willing to come over and help declutter your house, or keep you company if my belly just gets in the way (oh and I am not a fan of bending over right now!). Also, I think we do need a party. Anyone else reading this blog, lets throw Katie a Party! Contact me and I will help, we need to enlist Ashlee and Jenni, they are both awesome at throwing parties, besides our dear Katie of course! Katie text me and I will come over! If it is M-Th before 12:00 I am kid free, which means more productive. I look forward to it!

    Kira Bishop

  3. She's not lying. I will help look up those stats if she can remember her password, and you will be BUSTED.

    So, you know. No pressure.

  4. Katie, I remember talking with Jared about this and we decided that we would just invite a ton of friends over for a big party. Some couldn't come, but a lot did, and it was fun. BUT, after we were gone, I wished that I had started two months early and had double dates with a bunch of our friends. It seemed overwhelming to do that, but I wish I had done it with at least our closest friends. There's no easy way to go.

    But, maybe you won't have to...