I Should Be Packing

But instead I am;

Writing this blog post.

Browsing tea/coffee/sugar canisters and tea towels. Because my current ones don’t go in the new kitchen, and obvs that is very important, more important than, say, ensuring we are actually ready to move in 3 days.

Looking after a poorly child. Ish. He is 11. He is on the sofa under a blanket watching YouTube clips on his Nexus – BUT he might need me urgently and if I was upstairs packing a box I might miss a sudden development – a slip into meningitis, or more likely a snot related screen issue.

Wondering whether we could just leave all this shit here, and buy new shiny shit that gets delivered directly by courier to the new house, thus circumventing the need to pack at all.

In denial. I am in denial that we are moving at the weekend. It is hard to maintain this level of denial in a room full of half packed cardboard boxes and empty shelves, but I am working VERY hard at pretending there isn’t a MA-HOOSIVE amount to do.

Doing important other stuff. Like picking this spot on my chin and thinking about who I most hate on CBeebies, and debating whether I can justify yet another take away/pub dinner because I am TOO BUSY PACKING to cook or shop.

But look. Here is a picture of some neatly boxed stuff. That counts right. Even though they are not my boxes, I didn’t pack them and they bear no relevance whatsoever to my life other than finding the pic gifted me another 60 seconds that didn’t involve packing.


Anyway, must dash, have a sudden urge to dye my hair….

Love Miss Cisco XXX



  1. March 11, 2015 / 11:53 am

    Probably too late now, but getting the packers in was the best thing about moving. We had two teams on our job and the whole house was packed and on the van in 3 hours. Wasn’t that expensive either.
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  2. March 11, 2015 / 12:02 pm

    My procrastination has lapsed into a Code Red procrastination where now I procrastinate by procrastinating about whether there’s actually any harm in procrastinating.
    That’s a lot of procrastinating – now get packing woman! 😉
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  3. March 11, 2015 / 12:33 pm

    Having moved just before Christmas I totally feel your pain – I HATE packing, but I just kept thinking about how great it would be once we were in our lovely new home!
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  4. March 11, 2015 / 12:41 pm

    Oh I don’t envy you at all. I am the queen of procrastination and will always find better things to do than the things that really should be done. I have only moved once properly and that was hideous, the thought of moving now would probably force me into a frenzy of throwing everything away. Shiny new things are so the way forward
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  5. March 11, 2015 / 1:46 pm

    i relly wish i had got the packers in for me, its a nightmare, i tried to be organised but it ended up being an organised mess even with labelled up boxes lol , i came to the house last and by then th mother in law who had been there since first thing waiting for the heating man to arrive, well lets say she tried to organise my home without asking lol x

  6. March 11, 2015 / 6:33 pm

    When we moved from Canada to Cyprus I was actually able to live the “shiny new stuff delivered directly” fantasy as we had to dump all our 110v electrical stuff and order new equivalents on Amazon – it was fun!
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  7. March 12, 2015 / 6:46 am

    This made me laugh and I can totally relate. Moving is a soul-destroying experience and you have to give yourself a break from it! We actually had packers when we moved and I must say they weren’t great – they mixed boxes up in a very strange way and left my boys without any clothes (due to us moving twice!), but I would still do it again. Not that I’m EVER going to move again.
    Good luck! Hope it’s not too awful (nothing like a bit of positivity.)
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  8. March 12, 2015 / 7:01 am

    I hate packing but is a good reason to also have a clear out! We are not moving, but having the house redecorated next week so have to pack up every room – that’s every book, photo frame, bit of crap left on a shelf 4 years ago never to be looked at again. It’s just so boring… I think I am feeling a sudden urge to dye my hair too…

  9. March 12, 2015 / 8:00 am

    Packing is boring work so I can understand you looking for excuses to do other chores rather than packing. Hopefully once you start- it won’t be too bad. Start to declutter and give away stuff you don’t really care for! Less packing that way!!
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  10. March 12, 2015 / 9:45 pm

    Ha ha, this is so funny and I can totally relate to this. I always find *very important* things to do when there’s something pressing….or always think, “just one more cup of tea before I start”. Good luck!!
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  11. March 13, 2015 / 6:28 am

    OH EM GEE!!! PANIC! Hope it all went well… It seems like such a mountain before you begin, and then once you start packing, you realise that not only is it a mountain, it is g’damn Everest!!

    Hope it all went well and you are sitting exhausted in your new pad with a cuppa, surrounded by boxes and dust (this side of the move is much more pleasant than scaling Everest).

    Looking forward to hearing about it all xx
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  12. March 14, 2015 / 3:09 pm

    Good luck for moving day… here’s hoping you’re all caught up with the packing and that poorly child has made a miraculous recovery.
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