Moving is rarely a pleasant experience. I have bruises all over my legs from hefting boxes around, and a couple on my forearms to match. I’ve been eating horrible food because we hadn’t been grocery shopping in weeks. We haven’t unpacked yet, so we’re still rummaging around various boxes to find the things we need from day to day. Also, I appear to have come down with a cold. Bleh.
On the plus side, the apartment (flat) has been wonderful so far. I mean, sure, it has its pitfalls (top floor gets pretty stuffy, people beneath us smoke and it drifts upward occasionally, etc.) but for the most part it has been lovely. I wake up to natural light, can get ready without turning any lights on, and don’t have to turn them on until late evening. We have food in the cupboards like real adults and I even have HOUSEPLANTS. My avocado plant survived the week we were gone, plus the week of the move. It now has several nice, green leaves and I have no idea what to do with a three-foot-tall stick with leaves at the top. Seriously. It is the stupidest looking plant ever. Is there any way I can stunt its upward growth? Or growth in general? I don’t know the first thing about houseplants. I dread the day I will have to commit a mercy killing because I can’t handle a 40-foot stick with leaves on top in my apartment.
I’m really looking forward to doing something cool with my yarn and crafting supplies. We’ve considered using the main closet as a sort of craft room, since it’d be big enough to house some shelves and possibly a small table of some sort. Ideally, I’d like to commandeer one of the bookshelves and then stack my yarn there so I can see it all, because I have a tendency to not use something if I don’t see it. Daniel got me a gift certificate to Hello Yarn for my birthday and I can’t wait to use it on some pretty wool.
I promise to try to post some photos. I forgot to take any before we started filling the place up with stuff, so now I sort of want to wait until we’re unpacked before I document just how much junk we really own. I’m continually amazed at the amount of things one can fit in a tiny apartment if allowed to do so. I found a pair of shortalls (you know, overalls? But with shorts instead of long pants? The ones that I wore in the 8th grade and have not touched since?) that I put in the give-away pile. WHY DO I STILL OWN THOSE? Argh.
Side note – if you are ever in North Idaho, I’d recommend stopping by the Kootenai County Farmer’s Market and getting some coffee from the wonderful Jon Lewis from Bumper Crop Coffee. *waves* Hi Jon! Jon is probably the nicest person ever and Daniel managed to talk to him twice while we were in Idaho. Also? His daughter is Too. Freaking. Cute. Our friend Rita here in Portland knows Jon because they competed together in the barista championships, so that was kind of a funny coincidence.
Also, we didn’t decide on a wedding location yet. We only looked at one place, which admittedly was very gorgeous on the outside, but the inside was a bit log-cabin-y and had taxidermied animal heads on the walls. I can overlook that pretty easily considering my parents have a freakishly large moose head in their living room, but I will agree it’s a bit unnerving and probably not well suited to someone who is a vegetarian. If we didn’t have to choose a place with a “plan B” in case of inclement weather, this would have been really, really nice. I mean, we could always just pick it and then pray we don’t have to use the inside, but… Ehh. Even though we didn’t pick a place yet, we have some scouts (Daniel’s sister and my aunt) canvassing the area for suitable locations so we hope to hear from them soon. I trust their judgment.
How have you been these last two weeks? I had a birthday, went on vacation, moved apartments (flats, sorry ) and got sick. What have you been up to?