Dear Tiny Apartment: the day has come and I wanted to thank you for the past year. It was the new beginning that I was looking for and needed. You kept me warm, safe, and provided me with a secure location for my morning dance parties. And afternoon dance parties. And evening dance parties, especially in the tiny kitchen as I was preparing meals. Dear Beau: I promise to do my share of the dishes; you truly have spoiled me. I promise to pick up my clothes and put them in their “homes”- we’ll finally have enough room for all their “homes.” I promise to take a bath weekly (you really won’t have to twist my arm for this one) and keep pasta stocked in the pantry for the nights that you’re alone. This is going to be good. Dear Sampson and Bear: Although I do appreciate your attentiveness, I will not miss the ruckus you made each and every day, all hours of the day. You should really treat each other with kindness and I promise I’ll walk by during the warmer months to say hello.
March has passed us by and everything is packed into boxes. Wednesday we got the keys to our new apartment and spent the night in our sleeping bags, on the hardwood floors. I don’t think I had ever been that excited to sleep on the floor- which didn’t last long because damn! those hardwood floors are hard with no padding. Yesterday my family came to move everything over and this afternoon I cleaned out the tiny apartment. Between work and moving I am exhausted but gosh, it has been so worth it.
This new place is so wonderful and there’s so much I can’t wait to share with you all. I’m going to spend this next week or so unpacking and getting settled; please be patient and I’ll promise to give you a tour.
A few things worth mentioning: thank you Colie for the beautiful bouquets you created for our first night/week in the new place. They remind me to slow down a little each time I feel overwhelmed amongst the boxes. Hello to the few new readers I’ve acquired thanks to this link. Have you ever heard of The Weight of the Nation? So far I’m on the second film and although I find it very simply, it is very informative. It’s free to watch and I recommend everyone check it out.