MelW, I think I get what you're feeling. There's so much in our history that I have to consciously decide what to do with. Some days I feel all right and other days I am just feeling all wrong.
Shanti, I have a one-year-old fridge that also freezes some vegetables. Grr. Like kerc, I have to place them carefully away from the back. Eggs too.
Plady, just FYI, I was that dd with the bags always packed. We were on a farm and some days I just disappeared into the fields/marsh for most of the day. I was always wanting to go away. I still feel that way a lot of the time. Maybe part of it is just personality.
Mel38, we have unilateral breast bud action in an 8yo. Dd said it was sore (when she poked at it constantly, which I asked her not to do), and I said I'd take her to a doc in US if it is still bothering her then. It has definitely highlighted that I need to get a lot more positive with both of my kids with regard to their developmental status, and jump into life a lot deeper with them. I feel like that is on hold for the next three weeks, and then watch out, kids. Mom is so all up in your business.
Looked at 4 flats in Abu Dhabi yesterday. Have definitely settled on an area, but will probably store our stuff for the time being, and rent later. Logistically too great a goal to meet in three weeks without ending in tragedy chaos. I've gone through papers and decided what rides along and what can be stored. I guess it's time to start making lists. I hate making lists. Not as much as I hate the disorganized chaos around me, though. There will be a few trips to Ikea when we're back in UAE and moving into a living space. Fo sho.
And with that, off to the beach before the sand heats up too much. The weather has definitely shifted. We have high 90s/low 100s during the day and low to mid 80s at night. And dh hates AC so he TURNS IT OFF OMG and I sweat like a menopausal crone all night. It's really awesome. On the bright side, now that I have discovered a new love of burpees with pushup and vertical jump, I have a new thing to do in the AC.