I Found the Joy!

I Found the Joy!

This morning I am home packing by myself while Chris is at work.   Which explains why I am taking the time out to blog, because no one is here to stop me and say, “Kate!   Get off the computer and help me pick up this enormously large box of your shoes!”   So this morning, I packed up my winter clothes.   I had my first box full and taped up, but when I went to label the box I thought, “Shoot!   Where am I doing to…

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Things You Learn While Moving

Things You Learn While Moving

There are several things I have discovered while moving these past few weeks. I thought I would share them with you in an effort to dissuade you from moving ever again in your entire life: 1.   I am a dirty person – Now, I clean as good as the next person.   I vacuum.   I wash.   I dust.   I mop.   But when you start moving your furniture around its a different story.   There are dust bunnies the size of small animals under my couch….

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We Have Style!

We Have Style!

Moving is the Devil.   I’m convinced.   Its about as much fun as a root canal.   Outside my window right now there is a drunk bum sleeping on a park bench.   I’d rather have him do a root canal on me than move.   So, we all understand that I can’t stand moving, right?   Good.   Lets move on. The fun part of this whole messy, crazy, stressful process is buying new furniture.   Man, that’s a rush I’ve never had before.   We have had…

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5:45 AM

5:45 AM

What do you do at 5:45 AM?   I’ll tell you my new favorite thing to do – wake up and worry.   For some reason, my body has decided that there are not enough waking hours in the day to worry as much as I am right now, so it has started waking me up at 5:45 AM on the dot every day to worry excessively. And its irrational worrying too.   Its that time of the day where your body   is still sleeping, and your mind is…

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Irreconcilable Differences

Irreconcilable Differences

I knew this would happen one day.  I mean, we made it 3 years.  We had a good run.  I suddenly look at this person next to me that is supposed to be my partner, and I wonder how we ever had ANYTHING in common.  I mean, how can you have anything at all in common with a person when one of you thinks dogs should be allowed on furniture and one of you thinks they don’t?  I’m willing to bet that 45% of the couples who site “irreconcilable difference”…

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Shuttles and Such

Shuttles and Such

In one week I will be moving away from New Haven, and will have to begin driving to work everyday.   For the past three years, I have been lucky enough to walk to work everyday because we live so close to campus. Okay, that’s a lie.   We do live incredibly close to campus, but at least once a week I still drive the whole 4 blocks, part on the street, get a $20 ticket, which turns into a $40 ticket because I hide it from Chris and then…

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Moving on Up

Moving on Up

Our upstairs neighbors are having a party tonight.   They were really polite about it.   They even invited us to come.   But then they asked to borrow our coolers, so I’m fairly certain the invite was just a technicality.   But I digress. The problem is not the party.   And its not our neighbors.   Its that its a Monday.   And at the risk of sounding like an old fart, they’re being loud.   And its a Monday. The real, underlying problem here is that I’m…

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Happy Father’s Day, Dad

Happy Father’s Day, Dad

There are many things that I love about my Dad – his sense of humor, his laugh, his golf tan, his relationship with my Mom, his passion for golf and a good glass of wine, his commitment to whatever it is my sister and I are doing at that moment.   But perhaps the thing that has grown to be the most important to me is my Dad’s consistency. My Dad is as consistent as the day is long.   He’s a creature of habit and as loyal a person…

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