Friday, January 16, 2009

I'm A Lean, Mean, Organising Machine

Well, truth be told, I'm not so "lean". I feel like I'm getting more and more rotund by the day. In the course of about a week, I've gone from having what I thought was a cute little baby bump to having almost lost my waist and looking like I've eaten too many Timtams. I'm not sure where it's all coming from, I've put on almost no weight since I got pregnant (I actually was losing some for a while when the morning sickness was at its worst). Dh says that I must be "redistributing", though I can see any part of my body that looks thinner as a result.

I'd also like to think that I'm not mean.

BUT, I am an organising machine! I have... wait for it... only nine weeks and two days until I leave Japan. It's really snuck up on me! Until the new year hit, I was always able to tell myself that I wasn't moving until "next year". The panic hit on New Years Day, the move was no longer "next year", but instead could be counted in weeks.

In a matter of days I have: booked and paid for flights home; booked a hotel for a stopover in Cairns to visit my brother, sil and to meet my new niece on the way through; procured quotes and decided upon a shipping company (I'm in the process of booking); had what turned out to be a very stressful, but worked out in the end type of conversation with my health insurance company in Australia; booked the hospital for the birth (I'd already booked the doctor); arranged recommendations for a thyroid specialist for when I get back; arranged for quotes for a moving company for our belongings that are in storage; arranged the move in date for an apartment; spoken to the Australian Customs Service about the kimonos I'm importing into the country; and started sorting out our apartment for things to be sent, things to be thrown away and things to be given away.

Funnily enough, I didn't do any of this (except some sorting) while on holidays, but have been madly doing it around my full-time job.

14 comments:

Hoppo Bumpo said...

Ah, you have have equilibrium ... as you have lost weight a certain small someone has gained it!

Good luck with all your organisation!!

Tinniegirl said...

You are a machine. Enjoy your preparations.

CurlyPops said...

You definitely are the organising queen! I'm having enough trouble trying to organise to move house about 1 kilometre down the road!

Semsavblanc said...

It's sounds like you are one of those people who operates best under a bit of pressure! I can relate to that.

Sasparilla Sue said...

You're amazing! I was a bit overwhelmed and I was just moving a couple towns over. Moving to another continent...yikes! I'm very impressed! Good luck with the move.

Serena said...

How exciting that you'll soon be home.. hope to finally meet you one day when you're in Melbourne !!

malinda said...

sounds very exciting and stressful!!

PS - through the power of the internet, I actually have a friend who works with the customs service in Canberra. let me know if you need to be introduced ;)

cindy said...

Ahh yes, the birhing of children, they never leave the house in as a tidy a place as they left it!

edward and lilly said...

Wow, that is super organised! Hope everything goes very smoothly for you :)

muralimanohar said...

Don't be scaring me! I am so not ready to dive into the panic of an overseas move!!

And yeah...that middle time between flat and a proper bump is not the time to be wearing a bikini. :p

Jenny said...

Wow! I didn't know you only had 9 weeks left! You have certainly got the organising frenzy happening. I am sure your redistributing looks lovely!

Leni and Rose said...

My, you've been one busy bee!! Just make sure you sit down and have a nice cup of tea at the end of it all!!

Dorothy said...

You must work well under pressure.
I find I get more done when I have a deadline looming! I think I'm too much of a procrastinator.lol
I hope you're managing to get some rest too, Melanie.

Jess said...

You're like me - work better under pressure. I'm packing at the moment too - it's such a pain!

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