Not that I don't want to go, mind you. It will be great to see all my siblings and nieces and nephews and all the other family that will be there. I'm actually looking forward to the dance after the wedding. They will be having a Contra dance. It is a type of folk dancing that has been growing in popularity among the younger crowds on college campuses. My understanding is that it is a combination of line, square and circle dancing. Anyway, it should be fun. There will be a caller and live music and we get to swirl and twirl across the dance floor.
But, we will be spending money on travel, meals, hotel rooms and kennel costs that I really wish we weren't spending right now, and there is the time factor. I keep telling myself that it is going to be a cold, nasty weekend with a chance of snow so I probably wouldn't be able to do many of the things on my list anyway. But I'm in the midst of toy sorting.
I'll confess, we're packrats and haven't ever gotten rid of many of the toys from the children's babyhoods. Some are stashed in boxes but some are still scattered in the toy boxes. I started last night to sort out some of them. I managed to find all the pieces of two playsets (one Pooh and one a safari scene) and have corralled most of the Little People Barn set. Honestly, this is something that has been on the to do list for a long time but now we've got the catalyst of moving to make it happen. I tried to enlist K-9 to help but he was no good. I got way to many "Oh, we should keep this" responses from him- so this is a job for grown ups.
I'll also add a disclaimer- while our kids have lots of toys, we aren't actually responsible for the purchase of most of them. For many years, our children were the only grandchildren my in-laws had so they went WAAY overboard on Christmas and birthday gifts. We still have 3 of 5 of their grandchildren- only one of V's siblings had a child and then adopted another so my MIL still tends to spoil them, although she is slowly coming around.