Okay, so we did not actually skip class, but it feels a little bit like that since we do not have a shop 52 feature for the week. If you follow along on Traveling Mama then you already know that we have been fighting literal mountains of boxes that arrived last week. Seriously. When our shipment arrived from Morocco on Wednesday it smelled so bad that every thing that could be washed went into the wash pile. Everything was covered in a good inch of dust and there were a couple boxes with signs of mice which made us want to get through the boxes even faster! If you ever want to hear my husband scream like a girl… let a mouse loose in the house. I know this because we had one in our house in Morocco… but that is a very funny story for another day! It was a little sad to open the first few boxes and see so many of the things that we bought in Morocco. It really did bring me to tears to realize that those days are over and that we will not be going back to our home there. At the same time, though, I realized that we are getting an amazing opportunity to start again, to recreate our home, and explore yet another amazing region of the world. And that is not a bad deal at all, my friends!
On Thursday when our shipment arrived from the States we were pretty overwhelmed. It quickly became apparent that our crate had been opened and not everything had gone back in plus it had either had a mighty good party along the way or had been dropped. Between fighting the wall of laundry, the stinky boxes, and trying to figure out what we were missing… well, we did not get much sleep for a few days. Thankfully things have settled back down and I am back to cooking dinners that do not come straight from a package… or the local fast food joint, which is so nice because we really cannot take more than a few days of that.
So, even though I haven’t been doing laundry in a turquoise washer, I thought I would share one of my favorite shots that my guy took a couple months ago. I mean, seriously, if a girl is ever going to do laundry at a laundry mat don’t you think it should be totally cool like this place?
Next week we will just pick up where we left off with Shop 52 if that is okay?