I feel like we're slowly making progress toward our move. We've got a working list of things we're getting rid of, taking, and storing, plus a very long list of things we need to buy. You know those families at Costco that load up an entire pallet like they're preparing for the apocalypse? That's going to be us pretty soon. If any of my FS friends have any suggestions, I would LOVE to hear about them in the comments. Supposedly we can buy pretty much everything we need in Russia, but there are certain things I'm not willing to take a chance on (my list includes things like deodorant and diapers; John's involves chia seeds and cheese-making supplies).
It all still feels unreal, to be honest, like it's happening to someone else, or it's not *actually* happening at all. I have a feeling it won't be until our house is packed, our cars are gone, and I've stepped onto the airplane that reality will hit, probably like a ton of bricks. And I am worried (justifiably, I think) that the fact that I can say raspberry and dill in Russian isn't going to get me very far, at least not outside of the farmer's market. I can't allow myself to think about how much I'm going to miss certain people here, because then my heart starts to race and my throat closes up and I run the risk of losing it.
But I also can't pretend that I WON'T be living in Russia next month. Because I will.
Ugh, that was serious. To lighten things up, help me pick what kind of mascot we should carry around with us on our travels and photograph in various places.
|Cardboard cutout of Sarah and Minky?|