It’s September!



Constant Motion

Somehow I missed the memo about how life would be in constant forward motion once we moved into our new house.

(Never envisioned I’d be talking me “we” or “our” either, but alas, here we are!)

Yes, moving in on my birthday may not have been the best of ways to spend celebrating another trip around the sun.  No, I didn’t quite imagine we would throw a housewarming/birthday party the second day we were in the house either, but ultimately, who am I kidding?  I wouldn’t change any of it all for anything!

We can hardly keep up with each other, life is constant and there is always something.  We weren’t in our house and reclined on the couch for five minutes before the task changed from “unpack this box!” to “plan this wedding!”  Our wedding.  Who knew!?

Once you’re in a new place, there’s lots to do, but once you set a wedding date, and it’s t-minus 154 days from now, there’s lots to do.  Again, I wouldn’t change any of it, it’s been a lot of fun.  We have even been busy attending a wedding of friend’s one weekend, and one, requiring a road trip, of cousin’s the next.  See what I mean, it’s constant!  Shop off this registry, build this registry, decide on “the dress,” there’s lots to do!  Oh, and where are we going for the rehearsal dinner?

Luckily, I can report that a lot of that has been decided and rings have been purchased!  Yes, my dress is lovely, no I didn’t want to go and try any on, but thankfully, Kate dragged me and yanked that Band-Aid off and I walked out of the store after trying 5 (or was it 7?!) on and finding the one on the first try-on day!  Fate stepped in and it’s a good thing we went that weekend, instead of the next as planned, because everything happens for a reason.  No, I don’t want anyone (else) to see my dress before I’m aisle-bound!

We have revisited the space, met the DJ, chatted with the photographer (no profile shots!), had a sit down with our “officiant” and have decided on many desserts.  These are very exciting times and there is no place we would rather be besides in constant motion.  Period.

“So, how’s it going?” You ask?

Well… Life is good and it is hard to complain. 

But there are a lot of boxes that need unpacking.
Every day and night brings another find and another commuting adventure.
Nope, I haven’t quite mastered the best way to get to work as of yet, I’m settling in on driving to Glenmont is the best way, but it’s not the most fantastic route home. Well, taking a wrong turn doesn’t help either. Don’t get me started on the toll for the ICC + metro fare + metro parking fee. Ain’t cheap, I promise.

We still get along. He definitely has more boxes than I do, but the number of boxes he needs to unpack still is almost equivalent to the numbers of hours I need to spend in my (thank goodness) oversized closet. For a personal organizer to be living with a man who came fairly organized, we do pretty well.

We are certainly in agreement that we are on a mission. Last weekend’s mission was to get the (again, oversized) windows covered. This involved measuring, buying curtain rods and then the curtains. Panel set after panel set somehow we got all of the “shared space” presentable. Our bedroom window coverings are still the old wooden shutter, but after a special order and free delivery after having bought the store out, we have everything we need to start hanging the new curtains. And rods. Eventually.

Meanwhile, the kitchen, dining room, living room and The Divine Miss M’s room are show-off-able here for your viewing pleasure.

Then there’s the outside.  Confession:  I like playing in the dirt and picking weeds even though I have no idea what exactly I’m doing. I mean, how hard can it be?!  Get rid of the stuff that shouldn’t be there, keep what should, right?  Whew. Then I started in on the ivy growing up the brick between our neighbors home and ours…yeah, that took all day. Talk about relieving some stress… Too bad there are only after photos and no real before pics, but you can tell from the green stained brick how high and intense the growth was.
IMG_0190      Before

IMG_0195  & After!

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A little at a time…