First, I started raking the yard. Yep, I was raking the yard at 6:30am. You see, since we're moving next Tuesday, I sold all of our raised garden beds on craigslist. Before the new owners came to pick up their goods, Matt and I dumped all the old dirt in big, dark piles on our lawn.
Since we desperately need our deposit back, I felt responsible for smoothing out the garden dirt and trying to normalize the backyard again.
When I was finished, Matt had woken up, and we began packing the car (e.g., 20 or so bags of tortilla chips, 25+ pounds of tomatoes, 80 avocados--you get the picture). We were rushing to get out the door, so we could meet my family at 10:30am in the Estes Park area.
In the end, we met my family at 11:00am and drove through Rocky Mountain National Park. We stopped for a picnic lunch and even played in a patch of snow. I was able to completely relax and embrace the moment once our major preparation responsibilities were finally complete.
Then Matt and I headed to his parents' hotel and checked-in for them. His mom had scheduled a manicure and pedicure for me, so I was able to soak my feet and relax even further. Then it was off to dinner with Matt and his mom for some good conversation.
So far, so good!