In only 12 short days, we will be moving my "baby" into her college dorm and leaving her there. We will then come home to basically an empty nest. I do have 3 furbabies to put up with, one of them being Miss Brooke's.
In those 12 short days, we have much to do. You think you have it done or are ready and you think of even more things you need to buy or do. The microwave we though we had is not the one we have. The one we have is old, ugly, and too big by dorm standards. So off it goes to Goodwill. So we have a microwave to buy. We still need under bed drawers. They are actual drawers in sets of 2 drawers and we are getting 2 sets. We also need some organizational items for her desk. And a rack with 3 storage cubes, one for cleaning supplies, one for laundry supplies, and one for kitchen/cooking supplies. We also need a storage cube for under the bed for misc. items. (light bulbs, paper towels, extra toiletry products). And we still need a makeup mirror. And sheet clips for her XL sheets that are too long for her dorm bed. And hopefully a feather bed to make her bed a little more comfortable. And I just thought of another item, a telephone for her room. ARGH...the list grows longer each day.
We have to find boxes to finish packing the small things, and larger boxes for packing some more clothes. It will be interesting to see how many clothes we bring back home.
Today, we will spend all day monogramming sheets, pillowcases, bath towels, hand towels, wash cloths, and a fabric shower curtain that will actually be her "closet door".
Right now it feels like too much to do. Miss Brooke is still working 30 hours a week and still wanting to get in that last minute hanging out with friends which I truly understand. But we still need to do a little shopping. A little more organizing, and a little more getting "her affairs" in order. I think there goes that beach trip I wanted to get in for now.
As of right now, I am going to be the selfish mom, and spend as much time with my baby girl as I can!