Joel and I have been sorting things out and tidying things up for the last 5 hours now. I've taken all the pictures off of my desk walls and found a box for all of my pens to go into. We've both put aside all the clothes and shoes (boy did I have a hard time limiting myself to only 7 pairs!!) we will need until the end of January and packed small over-night bags to live out of until wednesday next week. The shade in the backyard has come down and most of our addresses have been changed.
There's still a few things i'd like to do but right now I've had enough.
The whole things seems just like a task we need to do not like we are moving to another state at all. I'm sure we'll get emotional about it soon - probably at the farewell lunch I have for school on Friday - but right now it's just work we are doing. Maybe because I'm avoiding all goodbyes by coming up with reason that I don't have to say them - I'll see you in January, I'll see you in February, we'll chat soon...
I guess reality will hit eventually - just hopefully not too hard!
Until then - packing.