I thought I'd have all manner of things to post what with the move and all, but the thing is that I pack, I see friends, I pack, I pack, I organize stuff, I pack, I try to look for housing and childcare from afar, I pack, it's really very tedious and boring.
Plus Maddie has been sick. Today is the first day since Wednesday that she hasn't been vomiting. Poor baby. She has also had troubles out the other end, leading to the most charming (if that adjective can even be applied to such matter) description of diarrhea I've ever heard. "Mama!" she exclaimed, peering into the toilet after her first round. "I made poop soup!" Poop soup indeed.
Oh, yeah, and I also managed to totally lose my cell phone, but CV had an old one (we have the same service) to pass on to me and then it turned out that I was eligible for a free upgrade, so there you go. All of my contacts are gone, though. Hmmm . . . moving in a week, all cell contacts gone . . . is that some kind of irony, or something? Poetic justice? I'm not sure, but there's some connection there.
Maddie and Riley leave on Wednesday with my mom and dad. We're having a little going-away shindig for them at daycare on Tuesday. Then I leave on Sunday, just one week from tomorrow. The POD will be delivered on Thursday, the movers will come to load it on Friday, and it will be taken away on Saturday. Jeepers cripes.
I've been meaning to download photos off my camera for, oh, five months now. I was really, truly going to do it tonight, but the kids ended up going to bed late and I just can't deal. I must read People magazine and go to bed early. My guilty pleasures revealed.
My question for the day: does one tip movers? If so, how much? I'm paying the guys who are loading my POD a not insignificant sum of money for their services, but having never used movers before, I'm just not sure what the etiquette is. I don't want to be a stingy bitch, but I don't want to be a sucker either. Tipping is so tricky.