January 2, 2009

We are finally moved into our new place. Thank the lord! It took three days and innumerable trips up and down three flights of steps – by Adam and my dad. I was spared the three day stairclimber workout.

There are boxes crowding our dining room and the need to decorate RIGHT NOW is barely being subdued. So much wall space and table tops that need adornment. That will obviously have to wait until we’re settled and the stuff we need, like trash cans and phones, have been purchased.

The couch I bought a year ago broke, again. It was so not worth the $500. As soon as we can replace it, it is gone.

The new place has an intercom system which is super fun to play with, “Adam, can you please report to the first floor for high stuff grabbing.” or, my favorite, “Yeah, I’d like a cheeseburger, ketchup only and onion rings.” It will NEVER get old. Never I tell you.

We’re still trying to figure out the heating. It is alternately too hot and then too cold and there are five gajillion heat registers. It’s like a symphony, trying to figure out which vents to close and which to allow to do their job. Vents and light switches. We’ll get it figured out.

It’s wonderful to be moved into a place that is ours. We get to build experiences here, ones that we both share in. We get to start our married lives here and create an aesthetic that is ours. Moving during the Holidays not so much fun but starting the New Year off in a new place – pretty perfect in all of its implications.



December 30, 2008

We just returned from visiting Adam’s family in Florida. They are really just amazing. They have made me feel welcome and part of the family. Just amazing, amazing people. Our visit was short since we had to come back to moving to our new place. So many big things all converging at once. We have two days of hard work to get through but it will be wonderful once it’s done.

The pups come back today and I’m so excited to see them. Adam’s family has a little Shelty named Wendy and she is the cutest thing. I got to love on her and pet her and get kisses. They had to check and make sure I didn’t try to smuggle her on the plane with me.

Lazy Friday

December 19, 2008

Today is Adam’s 35th birthday.  I took the day off to pack – how exciting!  Poor guy.  Well, no packing has occurred just yet but oh well.  We’re out of trash bags and I need to get packing tape.  I’m hopeful that the packing won’t take too long but that’s what you always think and things turn out very differently.  It’s helpful that he has moved very little to St. Louis so it’s primarily all my crap that has to be moved.  I’m trying to break my pack rat ways but it’s a slow process.

As usual, moving into a new place has come with the usual promises of keeping it tidy and smelling wonderful ALL OF THE TIME!  That usually only lasts a couple of months but I’m hopeful.  Having two dogs, two large dogs, makes constant vigilance a necessity.  Although we become accustomed to eau de chien it’s a sad reality that no one else does.  I see many plug-ins or candles in my future.  Boy that makes it sound like my apartment smells horrible but help me out dog owners, you know what I mean, right?!?!?!?

Anyway, the kitchen is the last to be packed and I’m still hoping to make Christmas breakfast although I don’t know if that will happen exactly the way I’m thinking it should.  My mantra: It’ll get done.

I think of all the times I’ve moved and I’m sure I frustrated my parents in college and grad school.  Both times I was not finished packing by the time they come up to move me out.  Stuffing clothes and various papers into random boxes and bags so we could get out of Dodge. *shakes head*  Oh the frustration they must have felt.  This time I’m hoping to do better.

I’ll get it done.   I’ll get it done.  I’ll get it done.  I swear.