Sunday, June 19, 2011

In which I prepare for change by freaking out

16 comments:

Kristan said...

Lol awww... Don't worry, the US isn't going anywhere You can still do these things later. And a loving friend / family member can send you jerky!

Jolee B. said...

Wait, what? Are you moving to Japan or just visiting?? How did I miss this? Have fun in any case!!

Mamie said...

I want to know, too. Are you finally realizing our dream of a bing xia stand in Asia? Where are you going, how long will you be there?

love you so.

Adam Heine said...

Been there. My list wasn't all that ambitious (I just wanted to eat), but my wife's list had Big Bear, Mammoth, a U2 concert, and a Mexico cruise. Fortunately I quit work two months before we left, or I'd have never been able to fit all that in ;-)

Stephanie Thornton said...

Whoa! Japan? What planet have I been on? Have fun in California and definitely don't regret the naps and sweats!

Peggy Eddleman said...

I totally got vicariously stressed with you! And a little excited. And a little nervous. And now I feel like putting on sweats and crashing on the couch. Before the idea of a long nap settles, I must get away from the emotion surge! Miles to go, and all that, before I go to bed then wake up at 3am with... literally miles to go.

Chantele Sedgwick said...

Good luck with the move! I love your pictures by the way. Hilarious! :) And feel better!

K. Marie Criddle said...

Aw, you guys are the coolest. I'm feeling better now, I promise! (Kristan, I just found out Nagasaki has a Costco! WHEE!) And Jolee, we're moving to Sasebo, Japan for three years with the Navy. Maybe more if we like it! (And, Mamie, even MORE if I find a good place for bing-sha...but I will not start the business without you!)
And Adam! A Mexican cruise? Man, who needs Sea World? Maybe we can squeeze it in...and Stephanie, thanks! I'm already in my sweats as we speak. Again. :D
Peggy, a nap is never regretted! Alright, maybe sometimes, but miles will always be there but a good smooshy pillow is a beautiful, temporary thing (a kid will inevitably move it.) Nap!
And Chantele! You are so kind...and thank you so much for stopping by!

linda said...

Wow, good luck with your move to Japan, and for getting through your list! I didn't do any of that when I left SoCal to move Taiwan... but then it was originally supposed to be just a summer trip. :P Thank goodness for family who can bring me things from the States!

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

LOL! I'm thinking the wee one has the right idea: a little couch nibbling and you'll be just fine.

Hang in there hon!!

Word Ver: brapp! (another good response to the overwhelmingness)

abby mumford said...

wowza. japan. it's a good thing the interwebs makes the world feel a little bit smaller so we won't have to miss you too much...

good luck with everything!

Pk Hrezo said...

Wow! How fun!Japan is a wonderful country with awesome peeps!
This was so cute! Glad I found your blog. I hopped over from Susan's blog. Nice to meet you! :)
Best of luck on your move.

Kate said...

Love this!! I just moved back to the US from Mexico City- I survived my panic-must do everything- there and it was worth it but sadly you can never do everything. Good luck with the change!

K. Marie Criddle said...

Linda - Woo! You're in Taiwan? I lived there for 18 months...love it! And yeah, we've got good friends willing to send stuff from the states. Yay post!
Susan - Ha! I'm brapping all over the place lately. It is surprisingly destressing.
Abby - I know! I don't know what I'd do without the intertubes. Just make sure some of you guys stay on the twitter night shift just for me. :)
Pk - Welcome! Any reader of Susan's is an awesome reader indeed. Thanks for stopping by.
Kate - I know! I just need to accept the fact that I'll get done what I can...and yay for Mexico! Hope the change is treating you well, too!

Queen 'Bina said...

I didn't see this until just now because I, too, have been sick. I hope you're feeling better now. I've never been to Japan, but I know you too well to think you'd have anything less than the best time EVER there. Thanks to the internet, I won't miss you too much, I hope.

"Bye! I'll miss you a lot. Then a little. Then not too much." -The Simpsons

Keriann Greaney Martin said...

6 weeks!! Whaaaat?! I'm going to miss you so much :*(. But that's so exciting for you guys! You'll have to drawg about all the crazy adventures you'll have (yes, you WILL have adventures). Maybe we can skype you into our crit groups or something :).