I will probably be unable to update for the next couple of weeks. So the next time you see an entry, I will be another one of those ages that ends in 9. Which are only a problem in that people assume you are lying when you tell them your age.
I sold a box of hardcover books (book club editions, so the used bookstores won't take them) via Craig's List, but there is still way too much stuff. It's fairly pathetic to think about how many boxes of books I never unpacked from when I moved here. Though, to be fair, I am gradually working my way through them. It's somewhat futile to try to do much about them before moving, though, since I doubt I could get rid of more than a hundred or so more (er 100 or so books, not boxes of books) in the next month and I'll still have roughly 3000 books to move.
I'm also going nuts trying to find where I put my accupressure bands, since I suspect I might need them on my upcoming trip. Not that I really quite believe that they really prevent seasickness, but as Niels Bohr said when he was questioned about having a horseshoe over his desk, I understand they work whether or not you believe in them. I searched the most likely drawer and the second most likely drawer and I guess I will have to go and see if they might be on the shelf with other travel related things. I don't think I'd have put something that small up there. But it is also the most logical place for them to be since they don't seem to be in either of the two likely drawers. So I suppose I really am not quite as organized as I think I am. Though, in the course of searching, I've managed to pack a couple of boxes.
By the way, I also have to move my office in the next three days and write a monthly report and do all the usual work stuff and pack for my vacation and make a bunch of phone calls and so on and so on. Which is pretty much why I spent most of the weekend reading, including finally getting around to the 6th Harry Potter. I'll eventually read the final one, but it takes a while to get to anything that's too bulky to carry with me on the metro.
I'm obviously not managing to be interesting this week. I'm going to search the shelf where the accupressure bands might be instead of boring myself to tears. It's probably even safe to pack the snorkel and mask now, as I can't imagine I will need them between now and moving day.
Copyright 2007 Miriam H. Nadel