skipping class

by Travelingmama on October 6, 2010

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?

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Abby October 6, 2010 at 10:15 pm

Totally okay : )

Juliette October 7, 2010 at 8:11 am

you take your time – it is MORE than understandable, you poor things!

Lisa October 7, 2010 at 2:08 pm

Ok, that laundry mat is awesome- how fun! much better than dull white. I want one.

Good luck will all those boxes- sounds like the move was a bit more eventful than you had hoped for. Hang in there! Don’t worry about taking some time off from the blog/ postponing this week’s shop- take time to take care of yourself and your home- all the rest will still be here when your are ready. And, your readers will still be here too. :)

As far as a creative space goes- good question! I love to have to have a creative space for projects. Right now I’ve just been using our dining room table, as we finish getting our apartment set up, but eventually I will have a special space all to myself. Can’t wait!

Smiles, ~Lisa

Kelli October 10, 2010 at 10:55 am

Just had to say WELCOME TO DK!!
Hope your stuff gets sorted out soon! IF you were in any other country, I would say, “Don’t worry….just buy new stuff! However, that does not work here with Danish prices!” So I am hoping it all ends up ok!

Kelli, another expat in DK

Sugar Mama October 11, 2010 at 9:00 pm

As soon as I saw that photo I was in love. Funny how something so ordinary (like a laundromat) to one person is extra awesome to someone else.

Jane October 22, 2010 at 2:03 am

These photos are quite lovely! I hope everything turned out ok with all your things!

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