Sunday, February 16, 2014

Week 7

  • The dusting, photographing, posting and selling of furniture on Craigslist has begun! Also begun: the sorting of odds and ends we definitely won't need anytime soon (like: tax files, photographs, scrapbooks, letters) into boxes for shipping overseas. For someone who believes herself to be a minimalist/non-packrat...I've got some boxes to pack!

    But, there's a fine line between selling everything ASAP to get that checked off the list of to-do's and living in a barren apartment for the next month. I've listed everything for sale, but I keep hemming about letting our dining set go (we've had offers)—I love it so much (and plus, where would I work?).

    Less necessary furniture has already gone, like the wine/liquor rack, bookshelf, jewelry armoire, entryway table and coffee tables, but the real beast will be our bedroom furniture.

  • In other news, I think y'all know that I'm a bit particular about things (see: all previous posts), as well as a bit of clucking mother hen,  right? So you can imagine that when we began selling things at the same time as good friends we haven't seen in years (thanks so much, United States, for having such distant coasts, and Atlantic Ocean, for having such expensive waters to cross) realized we had one overlapping weekend before we ship out and offered to drive up 6 hours (in a snowstorm) to see us for a weekend I was simultaneously ecstatic and slightly stressed about the state of our apartment. On the one hand, we haven't seen each other in 4 years because they lived on the West Coast and then moved to Europe on assignment, and the likelihood of seeing each other anytime soon is also quite low since they just moved back (to the East Coast, at least) as we're about to do the reverse move, but then on the other hand, how can I be all host-essy when our wine glasses are now stored on one of the bedroom windowsills and there are boxes of nonsense against every wall?

    Newsflash: I should chill the heck out because no one cares about that stuff and we're having a damn good time (more to come on this later, but highlights include, bottles of wine at lunch in a snowstorm, walking in Soho in a snowstorm, braving a snowstorm for Mexican food and sunny walks in Central Park in the remnants of a snow storm).

  • So, apparently Valentine's Day passed and our nonchalance towards the holiday has reached new heights as we ended up eating a pot of boiled potatoes (they were boiled in olive oil, so theoretically they were essentially french fries), sprinkled with crushed red pepper and salt, while standing up in the kitchen. Romance is alive and doing very well, thank you.
One year ago: In between

8 comments :

  1. Awwww yayyyy! Glad to hear this happened, and sad that it's unlikely I'll be able to do the same. Not to worry though, I will be seeing you in your new home as soon as you're ready for visitors :-). Happy Sunday to you all!

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    1. Thanks! And yes, no worries at all, we'll make it up another, more fab way ;)
      Hope you had a great time at home with the fam!

      Xx.

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  2. we had stir fry and watched Breaking Bad..and you know don't worry about your state of apartment, your good friends and families will understand. time to put away the hostess with the mostess hat off for a while.

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    1. Well said, dear! :)

      (And your V-day sounds lovely!).

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  3. I am so happy our paths crossed. I can't wait to meet you in Sweden! Welcome!

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    1. I feel exactly the same, Katja, thanks!
      See/meet you very soon! :)

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  4. don't worry, it was perfect!:) (seriously, you should see the state of our house)

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    1. Yay! So glad y'all came all the way up!

      (And, yes would love to! That was an invitation, right? Maybe on our first trip back we'll pop over...or perhaps on the way down to other southern ::cough:: beachy ::cough:: destinations ;).

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XOXO,
J.