No. Not at all. Even less fun than Party Down's Henry is having.
We have our ticketing info for an Emirates flight on December 29th, but we're still waiting for our visas to be issued. This means that we still have to wait schedule our local moving company, our overseas moving company, break-up with the lovely speech therapist, and withdraw the kids from their schools here in Calgary (hopefully in time for some sort of record to be prepared before the winter break). We're kind of running of out time, logistically. I think that Chris thinks that we're going to have to push back our flight out of here.
We're operating with opposite perspectives right now. I'm trying to organize what I can for moving to a very restrictive country, and Chris is working on the assumption that we won't be issued visas. This doesn't actually make much difference. The work on our house that needs to be done still needs to be done, whether we're still living here in three weeks or not. It's been a good exercise to sort our closets and toss/recycle the stuff that we haven't used since 2005, the textbooks that haven't been referenced since 1998, and prune out the clothes that my kids continually outgrow. I've done a quick inventory of what the girls do have in their closets, and found a couple more warm-climate things for Madeline so that she's prepared. I've also cross-referenced the school supply lists that she needed for fifth grade here and what she'll need there, and it's been a bit a relief that the only material differences are easy and inexpensive to accomodate: dividers with pockets for her zipper binder, and a larger USB flash drive. I've already taken care of both.
Timing-wise, we're a Christmas-celebrating family, and the move rather consumes the holiday for us. There's no sense in unpacking and setting up the decorations that just need to be packed up before the holiday actually arrives. We don't actually know where we're spending Christmas, and I only was able to break out of shopping purgatory within the last two weeks (ugh!). If anyone asks me for gift suggestions for my kids, the best I can do is relay the small and light items from their wish lists that they can tuck into a suitcase. Even when we were overseas, we'd have a plan for the holiday by now, and this year these slow visas are holding us hostage.