No post this morning. My husband and I just moved and our new digs are a disaster. It took me a day just to find the soap!

The only things that AREN’T moving are my muscles. Old women get sore schlepping heavy objects.

Back tomorrow.


  1. Professor-Hopefully, your children and grandchildren helped as you and your roommate directed traffic!

  2. I feel you, we are gut remodeling our main floor of our home. It’s a mess and I did this to myself??‍♀️

  3. Give yourself a well deserved break, Superwoman!

    And then tell me where I can get counseling, because I find myself thinking a contribution to Liz Cheney’s next campaign would be a good idea! 🙂

  4. Congratulations on the move. We did the same when I was 55 and nearly died! It will be the beginning of a great new chapter in your lives. Cheers

  5. Congratulations on your move!
    One way to look at it, the hardest part is over. All the sorting, donating, and discarding are done and you “just” have to unpack!

  6. Congrats, Professor!
    Enjoy a minute or two of peace and quiet whenever you can.

  7. If you are as organized as we are, you found the soap logically packed in the same box with the crescent wrenches, bed linens and measuring cups.
    You’ve earned a day to put your feet up and relax!

  8. New digs, new life…same old politics – yuck to that! Catch your breath; the battle for American democracy lies just ahead…

  9. Moving is the worst! Hang in there, dig up your basics, and take it easy for a while.

  10. Good luck and take your time accomplishing the tasks. I hate to move but love having moved!

  11. I came across an article on another Blog. The Blog contained the words: Reality-based community. The term per WIKI means:

    Reality-based community is a derisive term for people who base judgments on facts. It was first attributed to a senior official working for U.S. president George W. Bush by the reporter Ron Suskind in 2004. Many American liberals adopted the label for themselves, using it to portray themselves as adhering to facts in contradiction to conservatives presumably disregarding professional and scientific expertise.

    The phrase was attributed by journalist Ron Suskind to an unnamed official in the George W. Bush administration who used it to denigrate a critic of the administration’s policies as someone who based their judgments on facts. In a 2004 article appearing in the New York Times Magazine, Suskind wrote:

    The aide said that guys like me were ‘in what we call the reality-based community,’ which he defined as people who ‘believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality.’ […]

    ‘That’s not the way the world really works anymore,’ he continued. ‘We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out. We’re history’s actors…and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do’. The quote has been attributed to Karl Rove.

    The Right Wing Reactionary GOP the took statement and ran with it. The Social-Cultural Warriors created their own Reality.

    The final ingredient was The Trumpet, by all means an actor who created his own reality day by day which was fact free – alternative facts were now part and parcel of The Trumpet’s Regime. As the Media fact checked The Trumpet he simply created a new reality.

    The impending over throw of Liz Cheney is just another new reality.

  12. Sheila, I picture you as an organizer with a place for each thing and everything in that place. You instead chose to live in chaos. The dream of returning to order may be a compensatory illusion but the truth is that most of your stuff is and will continue to be lost but only when you need it; otherwise you will stumble over it.

    Lost stuff is like lost youth; you’ll miss it when it’s gone.

    Sorry for your loss and may the peace of order continue as an aspiration if never again reality.

  13. Sheila, you rest and get a new handle on – the rest of gotta get back to kvetching. So, night it was reported that the House GOP vote on Cheney would be secret ballot. Today, we find out it was voice vote…hmm “taking names”???? Modeling democracy?

  14. Sheila,

    Congratulations to you both for breaking out of your old pattern (which was a lovely one ) and courageously treading and forging a new pattern and path in your lives!!!!!

    You are now in the “after the” fact times. Really a place to be able, after resting up from the breaking of the boundaries and borders of habit, to laugh at the “soap story” and other remarkable events which you engaged with during this life transition. Out of the flames into the fire and then to new air to breathe. Getting there is not fun, but being on the other side often brings much joy!

    Wishing you well in your new digs and surroundings.

  15. Moving isn’t fun, but it’s a good opportunity to get rid of old stuff you don’t want or need anymore. Enjoy your new abode.

  16. Connie, that’s funny! I feel for you.
    Professor, we moved 3 times in the last 6, or, 7 years, most recently 2 years ago next month, each time to a bit smaller place; ain’t fun, but this ought to do it. I feel for you. Congrat’s!

  17. Congratulations on your new digs, Sheila. Enjoy them after you recover from the ordeal of moving.

  18. Good on ya, Sheila! Less stuff to schlep going forward. Downsizing is good for you! Rest up and come roaring back when you feel like it. You have inspired others to thin out their ‘stuff’. George Carlin had the best monologue ever about ‘stuff’. I’m still laughing because it is so spot-on!

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