stuff and responsibility

Today was supposed to be my official move day, but I’m bogged down by stuff and responsibility.
So, instead, the move has become a slow one as I sort and pack and dispose of. At the moment, my car out in the driveway is packed with household stuff that I will take to the Salvation Army tomorrow. And then, next week, I will pack the car with another load that I will drive out to my new space at my daughter’s.
Actually the slow move is working out OK because I just can’t shake my responsibilities to my mother, especially since she has suddenly become very weak and wants to sleep a lot. And so I spend a week here taking care of her and then drive out with my packed car to spend several days setting up my space and playing with my grandson. The drive out is like a mini-vacation in and of itself — I have several hours all to myself to think and surf between NPR and country western music stations. Sometimes, I even sing out loud, moving my shoulders to the steady beat while cruise control takes over.
Stuff and responsibility. I’m carrying a lot of baggage.

2 thoughts on “stuff and responsibility

  1. Sigh, What would life be without stuff and responsibilty? I’ve been without stuff — it’s a weird feeling. I don’t remember being without responsibility. I probably will never be without it. Nobody has taken care of me but me for a very long time.

  2. I think about you often during this transition and am glad you keep us posted on it. The slow move would work better for me, too.

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