6.06.2011

Birthdays and Lasers and Pack-Outs Oh My!

So apparently this having a birthday gig during the middle of a pack-out is kind of crazy.

Okay, VERY crazy.

Especially when your less than 1000 square foot, fully furnished rental house is inundated with all the brand new furniture you had delivered over the weekend. Or that you picked up today. Furniture that's coming out of the woodwork (just like the termites). There really isn't a square to spare...



Chairs I just had made ... the kids' bedroom furniture

And then you go off and have your face all lasered. Even more than usual because your dermatologist feels for you and does twice as much ... for the exact same price.







The first rule in Fight Club ...


You even ask your local Starbucks Barista for a free drink for your birthday. And you get one. Which pretty much makes your day.


But not quite as much as having these three lovely ladies actually post on their own blogs the sweetest messages about your day. Or the awesome moms from your daughter's class who knew you were stressing about packing, and dropped off a delicious burrito with guacamole for lunch. Exactly what you were craving!


It's topped off with several hundred emails, text messages, phone calls, and Facebook comments wishing you a special day, further solidifying your overwhelmedness. Shut up - that is totally a word. And despite knowing you want to write back to everyone and thank them, you just can't. At least not until Thursday... maybe even after you check into your hotel on Saturday. Maybe.

Until then ... you still have this to deal with. Though you really want to continue the birthday celebrations. Because despite the stresses of the day, it's actually been a really good one, and you hardly feel a day over 29 37.

*ahem* 38.



Just some of the rooms ready to go for tomorrow's pack-out.

14 comments:

Robin said...

Happy birthday, my much younger than me friend! (See how I added that to make you feel good? I'm staring 42 in the face in a few oh so short weeks...)

Here's to a wonderful birthday, easy (relatively speaking) packout and a smooth transition into a wonderful future!

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DelhiBound said...

those last three pictures actually look more painful than the pics of your noggin ...

(are you done with the laser now?)

Smallbits said...

Wow. You are awesome! Your pack out looks really organized. I am amazed at all you are doing/have done. Best of luck with the pack out and everything else. Celebrate all you want as long as you want :)

Christy said...

You weren't kidding about a mattress in the middle of your dining room! HA! Those chairs are GORGEOUS!!! GORGEOUS DARLING! You picked the perfect fabric. I'm drooling. I can't wait to sit in them later this summer - oh yes I am inviting myself over!!!

So glad I helped to make your day special, even if it was full of lasers and furniture picking-up. :)

Have fun today! Ha!

Sara said...

I'm so glad your birthday was a good day. And you hardly look a day over 26!

Nomads By Nature said...

Very best wishes on your birthday! 38 is looking to be awesome!

Mom24 said...

The hotel's going to look kind of spacious after this, huh?

Good luck with the packout. I love your chairs!

You are truly blessed with good friends, but that is no surprise, you are such a warm, friendly, wonderful person.

Lisa said...

oh Jill ~ happy birthday & good luck with everything you have on your plate. You are one busy mama!

Jen said...

Please tell me they are not packing that bottle of wine! Holy cow, look at all of that...wow! So exciting to think that next time you see it will be in your new home!!

Issas Crazy World said...

I am sitting here trying to figure out how to come visit in DC and put those chairs in my carry on bag home. ;)

Kate said...

Those chairs. I nearly fainted. Dead. Divine!!!! Hope the packout goes swell and they don't pack the butter in the butter dish like they did on our last packout. Four months in a hot warehouse later...

Anna See said...

Crazy-cool chairs! I love them! Hope the packout goes well. It is so tough being surrounded by all that stuff. xo

Kat said...

Woah. That is a crazy birthday. Crazy, but good.
That chair is AWESOME. Love it. :)

Emily said...

I hope you had a good birthday! I LOVE your chair! How exciting to have beautiful new furniture for your new house!
Good luck.

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