Me

Where Did December And 2018 Go?

In a word, this year has been weird, and in another word, December specifically has been busy. So it all just WENT and here I am, on the brink of January, both glad and sad to see it go. Moving, in general, was the theme. In fact, "Moving" might be my title for the year.… Continue reading Where Did December And 2018 Go?

Blogoween

Blogoween Day 22 – Real Life Scary Things

Today should be a Vacancy post, but there are too many things going on right now for me to dedicate the right amount of mental power to that. I'm really excited about the next episode, so I don't want to cheese it. Unfortunately, Blogoween has become me hastily writing something late in the evening just… Continue reading Blogoween Day 22 – Real Life Scary Things

Blogoween

Blogoween Day 20 – Moving Day!

I've never blogged from my phone before and I must say, Dear Reader, I absolutely hate it, so this won't be long. We moved today. This is our seventh move in eight years. Some years we moved multiple times, and sometimes we spent multiple years in the same place. The latter were always the best.… Continue reading Blogoween Day 20 – Moving Day!

Me

Searching For Home

In moments of great stress, every life form that exists gives out a tiny subliminal signal. This signal simply communicates an exact and almost pathetic sense of how far that being is from the place of his birth. - Douglas Adams Husband and I are on the hunt for a new place to live. Or,… Continue reading Searching For Home

Cats, Me

The Big Move Part III: Resignation

Part I and Part II if you're interested. Cat wrangling, much like ballet, is simultaneously an art and a sport. It leaves you breathless as well as creatively drained. On the morning we were to finally leave, the Thursday after Valentine's Day and a day behind schedule, our furry children had to be put in… Continue reading The Big Move Part III: Resignation

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The Big Move Part II: Betrayal

Have you, Dear Reader, ever felt betrayed by an inanimate object? I often attribute human characteristics to objects. I mentioned how Mari Kondo does this in Letting Go, and I said it's probably a little nuts to other people, but on some level I think most of us do this. I apologize to or become… Continue reading The Big Move Part II: Betrayal

Me

The Big Move Part I: Optimism

If there is only one universal truth to life, it is surely this: You are never really prepared to move. You can have a plan laid out, you can do as much ahead of time as possible, you can watch all the tips and tricks videos that exist, but you will never truly be prepared… Continue reading The Big Move Part I: Optimism

Me

Letting Go

Saying goodbye to Tampa, to work, to my friends, these things will be hard. But saying goodbye to my stuff? Dear Reader, there is little else in the world I love as much as throwing shit away. Hands down, the best part of moving is the opportunity one gets to purge. I don't even think… Continue reading Letting Go

Writing

The Journey

So, I failed. I didn't get my latest Vacancy post out on Monday, which is a huge personal bummer, but at least I have a good excuse: WE'RE MOVING! The last week has been a whirlwind. Husband has accepted a job in a new state, we're resigning from our current jobs, working with a realtor… Continue reading The Journey

Husband, Me

I Moved In

My Husband and I met on the internet as many an internet-people do. We went on two dates before I began spending long weekends at his tiny apartment. We were meant to be, you might say. However, the state of that tiny apartment when we met wasn’t saying that. Let me describe it to you.… Continue reading I Moved In