Over the emotional hump!
For now at least. When there's so little time, wasting time by being overwhelmed is counter productive. I had to give myself a talking to yesterday morning after Tyler left for work. He'd been doing so much to keep me afloat - fixing everything around the house, cleaning, organizing - there's no reason why he should carry my flailing mental state as well. A self-pep-talk later, and we were back on track.
When Ty came home from work yesterday we did a walk around the house to assess what to tackle first. Project Management! All the art is packed up, most of the garage, the downstairs is ready to go.
Rather than tackle the kitchen, we opted to pack our bags instead. It was a great joint-activity and it allowed us to get off our feet and catch up on John Oliver.
Tyler has a 55L pack, I have a 50L pack. After we packed it all up (for real this time), his pack weighs 28.5 lbs and mine weighs 25. That feels like a lot. We feel like we over packed. And we likely did! The good news is we only have to carry this stuff on our backs for 2.5 months before coming home. We can ditch whatever is extraneous and pick up whatever we forgot.
I think maybe I needed some reconnecting time with Tyler. We've been packing in different rooms, going at different speeds. It felt good to reconnect and work on things together. We do that best. I got that 'Disneyland-stomach' where I couldn't sleep at all because I was so excited. I guess it's safe to say that I'm over the hump. Today has been far more productive. Emotional rollercoasters are excusable, right? I hope so.
Movers come tomorrow at 9 whether we're ready or not. Luckily though, I finally feel ready. Now to pack that kitchen...