speaking of, the new house is wonderful. leaving everyday to come to work for eight hours is seeming like a strange punishment right now. i have boxes to unpack! books to alphabetize! how dare you make me leave!? please, please come and visit. i have been bad with the invitations and my phone keeps dying because i can't find my charger (packed in some obscure box). give me a call or text me, and know that you're very welcome as long as one of us is home.
my sister's wedding is this weekend - get ready for copious amounts of photos.
in three weekends (mid-august) we're going down to st. louis for a table and piano... want to house-sit/watch kittens?
what is new with you? let's sit in my back porch and discuss over cold drinks.
it just now dawned in me that this is the last lazy saturday afternoon i will spend in front of the boxfan reading in my fourth floor apartment. the last i'll spend in any apartment. it is the last time i have to think about what my landlord will think of this or that paint color. the last time i'll utter the words security deposit or lug my laundry down six flights of stairs. the last time that i need to worry about the music i'm playing late on a tuesday night and whether the neighbor can hear it through my walls. the last time the super will come and replace a light bulb for me.
while i'm fully ready for this next move, i'll miss it. just a little.
(okay, now that i've written that, i'm giggling about it. miss my tiny, cramped kitchen? probably not.)
less than a week. come help us unpack and have a cocktail in the backyard soon.
+joe's friend paul came in on tuesday and i've quite enjoyed getting to know him.
+ dinner at heidi's induced the most delicious food coma i've had in ages - the anise lambshank is to drool for.
+ thursday's bookclub for Ada or Ardor : A Family Chronicle was the finest yet, amazing conversation, food and company. we'll be reading A Moveable Feast [Hemingway] next - new edition out on the 20th.
+ square lake and my mother provide entertaining conversation.
+ got cryphy and may have also gotten my old job back at solera?
today, we're headed to sea salt eatery for some tacos and later in the day, we've actually been invited to barbecue three blocks from our apartment - other people live around here? we close on the house in less than two weeks and i'm starting to think of little else; i cannot wait for this small house to enter my life.