Wednesday, July 22, 2009


If there is one thing that I dislike more than moving....well, I'm not sure what it is...but this time I am moving for a really GOOD reason!!! Scott and I are finally going to take the next (semi-logical) step in our relationship. The next real logical relationship would involve something sparkly, perhaps with sapphires flanking a squarely-cut, colorless, karot-ous type object in a size 8, but that's neither here nor there...nor am I allowed to bring it up anymore :( So instead, being 31 (Scott) and 28 (Mel) respectively, we are going to live in sin...I can't wait for several reasons:
1. I will always know where my stuff is.... no more, crap I really want to wear this dress but it's at my house and I don't have time to go there to get it
2. We are going to save so much money with all the groceries I buy that go to waste cuz I'm never at home
3. I will get to see Scott more than once a week on school weeks (he is in grad school 2 nights a week and one night a week has food pick up at his pantry)
4. I will never have to vacuum cat hair off my sofa's before sitting on them again.

It's going to be wonderful.

So, a couple of weeks ago we started looking for apartments....well, I actually started in about April, but nothing was out yet for a Sept. 1 move in date. So we really started looking about July 1. The first few places we saw....CRAP. It would be one thing if we were fresh out of college and hadn't acquired things yet...but I have an apartment FULL of stuff, as does Scott, so we are already planning on purging some things - read give to Jared- but to not have closets....seriously.

And then we found it. Its great. 2 huge bedrooms (this was a requirement for several reasons, but the one I like is so that when Scott drives me crazy I have somewhere to go- but also for visitors...come on by!), a solid living room, separate dining room, nice sized kitchen (we do cook a lot so that was important. We are really excited. So now for the moving.

Our August is CRAZY. We have something everyday of every weekend from now until the end of it, including the last weekend in August going to Pekin for my 10 year reunion. I am confident we can get packed and I am taking the whole first week in Sept off to move and go bridesmaid myself up at EMILY's WEDDING in the ATL. So I want to move in, and get everything unpacked and unloaded before leaving on Friday...lofty goal...but I am up for the challenge. I just learned there may be a way we can move in on the 31st which would be awesome. (Oh and Chicago people, don't worry...we are hiring movers...that was the best decision I ever made in my life and it is worth EVERY PENNY!.

In closing, lots of exciting things going on here. I probably wont be posting any canning recipes until after the move...but I am planning on doing some antiquing for a desk and a hutch, so look out for pictures of what I find!

1 comment:

  1. I won't lie...I'm very glad you're getting movers. :) But, I am sad that I won't get to see your new place till Dec/Jan. :( Post lots of pictures!!!!