Besides the light box, I want to get the food processor or the blender, maybe both; some blankets for the guest bed, in case anyone comes to stay (it’s currently made up with sheets and spread only, not enough for winter); and the muffin tin. I also want to make sure that the china I’m going to give away is accessible, so that I can get at it when the time comes for a rendezvous with the person who is going to get it.
I thought I was going to do without all these things for a few weeks, maybe a few months at most. It’s interesting to observe what I think I can do without, what I really don’t miss, what I do want back. I miss my books, but that’s a constant ache that I can stand. The food processor and muffin tin are less important to me, but every time I think “I could make soup” or “I could make muffins” and then realize I don’t have them, it’s a sharp annoyance. I packed all the bedding just to make room in the closet, and at present no one is scheduled to stay, but if we’re going to be shifting boxes and retrieving stuff anyway, might as well be prepared.