[Before Paradise] Manic Monday!

It’s Monday! But it’s not just another ordinary pre-defined dreary, drabby Monday. It’s a MANIC MONDAY! Everyone knows that each day of the week has a definite personality, but today’s Monday will be unlike any other Monday I will probably ever experience. Reason: we have a good offer on our house, and once our contract is ratified and executed, we will begin the arduous process of moving to the Philippines. Actually we have already begun (mental preparedness and physical de-cluttering), but now the real process begins!

So, in reality, this Monday morning is much worse than any other Monday. Worse in the sense that I know I have much to do and don’t know exactly where to start. So procrastination sets in and I sit here and write this this update. It will be the only part of the day today that I am familiar with. I am in my comfort zone, at least for a few minutes or until the coffee kicks me into gear.  This will definitely be the easiest part of my day…procrastination is easier than it looks!

Although we did manage to pack two Balikbayan boxes over the Easter weekend, Mr. Serious will show up today and will dictate our calendar for the next 60+ days. There is still furniture and things that need to be sold, liquidated or disposed of, and other things that still need organizing and packing. There are contract details on the house that need fulfilling and temporary living accommodations to be arranged. There is the moving company that needs to be selected and coordinated with. A trip to Chicago to the Philippine embassy is in order to get all our paperwork lined up. The cats need their physicals and their passports.  Where to begin?

There is so much to do and I knew this day would come eventually, and I suppose I am as ready as I could possibly be, but it just doesn’t seem that way. It seems like I have a huge mountain to climb and I have no climbing gear. So, for now, I will sit here for a little while and ponder what to do first. Right now though, the easiest thing to do is make another pot of coffee….I’m going to need it today!