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Tuesday, July 29, 2008
A Few Favorite Things
Since the move is done, life is returning to "normal". I thought I'd take a few moments and share a few of my favorite things.

Socks on the hook. I'm in the process of crocheting a pair of socks. They are from my own toe up pattern and crocheted on a size D hook (small hook) from Lorna's Laces yarn. I'm loving them so far. I love the snug feel of a crochet foot . I'm thinking of transferring to knitting needles for the cuff. I can't remember the color's name or number at the moment, but it's just like a party for the feet.

Homemade iced lattes. They are so simple to make and so yummy. Nothing like cold caffeine to pass the time in the Summer. I have room on my kitchen counters now to keep my espresso maker. Yeah!

Empty boxes. Every time I unpack a box and get to yell "dead box" (our term for an empty box) I get a little thrill. We've done a lot of decluttering in our lives the last few months and put so much of our lives in boxes, that it's nice to find a place for things. Not that we are anywhere near done unpacking, but things are taking shape. I"ll have to share a picture of my studio with you soon.

Princess. I have discovered that she will do just about anything to avoid cleaning her room. She has taken to doing the laundry and loading/unloading the dishwasher. I'm not going to complain. She has also learned that the sooner the housework is done, the sooner we can go to the pool.

For the sake of balance in the Universe, I'll list my not favorite thing: Dial-up Internet. Until Friday, I'm on dial up. After 2 years of DSL, I forgot how slow dial up is. I admit it, on the Net, I am a speed girl. I like fast connections. The area we moved to doesn't have DSL coverage, so on Friday, a nice gentleman is coming to install a High speed cable connection to the Internet and cable TV. We are not going to know what to do with ourselves.

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Thursday, July 24, 2008
We are Moved!
I realized on Saturday, I have this odd habit of moving on the hottest day of the year. We started the move on Friday and finished on Sunday. Saturday was the big move day. I am however, trying to figure out who has been storing their stuff in my house. There is no way that three people and a cat can own that much stuff.

I am really thankful for the help of my brothers and two of my nephews. They did a fantastic job of moving all the heavy furniture and making it look easy. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I owe you all a dinner. I'm thinking enchiladas in the fall for everyone.

Now I have the task ahead of unpacking and finding a place for all my stuff.


posted by Angel at 7/24/2008 11:38:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments
Friday, July 11, 2008
Packing, Packing, and Bench Decorating
My life continues to be packed into boxes. I'm still aggressively getting rid of the junk. Will this move cure me of being a pack rat? I don't think so. I just think I'll be more willing to clean stuff out more often. One of my goals is an every 6 month clean out of my art supplies. It will do me good to see what I have on a regular basis.

I have been busy with things other than packing. I'm decoupaging a bench for in the apartment. We don't wear shoes in the house, so I thought it would be cool to have a bench by the door to sit on and take your shoes off. I'm taking my hold bench that has been in my family ever since I can remember and repainting it and decoupaging flowers on it. The bench was starting to show it's age and not in a good way. Now it is colorful and fun. The bench looks like I bought it in a boutique. I have a little decoupaging and a little painting to do, but it looks great.

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posted by Angel at 7/11/2008 12:30:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments
Saturday, July 05, 2008
I never knew I owned so much

I've been busy preparing for the move. Did you know that I have a least 4 bins of yarn and a bin of sweaters to recycle. Should all the sheep get mange (goddess forbid) I will have enough wool to survive until they can get the sheep producing wool again. I've been busy cleaning out. The local Freecycle group is benefiting from my packrat ways. I will have more living space in the new apartment, but I will have less storage space.
The image on the left is the basic floor plan of my new home. It's very roomy with lots of nice details. I'm now getting very excited about getting the move over with.
We celebrated the Forth with dinner with a friend and some packing. Quiet fun is sometimes nice. The humidity has been horrid so I've been doing my best to stay cool. I can't do the heat and humidity. I'm a winter baby, happiest when it's cold.


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Wednesday, July 02, 2008
Great News
We have found our new home. It's a nice two bedroom is a wooded apartment complex. Princess has already decided that she is going to spend the rest of her summer by the pool at the complex. I've never lived in a complex before, so this should be an adventure. It's a nice, roomy place for the price and I'll have ac and a dishwasher again. Ok, I'm a little spoiled. All three of us are quiet happy with the new place and they are fine if Harry joins us. It is so hard finding a place that will let you have a cat without demanding an exorbitant amount as a pet fee. Come on, he's a cat, his hobbies are sleeping and sleeping on top of the computer monitor! What's he going to do? sleep too much for the neighbors?! I'm just glad we found a place, there's just something depressing about house hunting on a budget. This whole ordeal has been tiring. Now the chaos of packing begins. I will never figure out whose stuff we have because we have too much stuff here for just three people and a cat. Maybe the cat is the one collecting stuff. We are also clearing out a lot. The local Freecycle is going to love us.


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