We survived our move! And there weren’t even any casualties. I have war wounds though — huge black and blue bruises up and down my legs from when I was lugging stuff in a cart from the old apartment to the new apartment one evening and the cart hit a bump in the sidewalk and toppled over and I fell on top of it. My muscles are sore too from carrying things down three flights of stairs and then up three flights of stairs. And we didn’t even move the heavy stuff (we hired pros for that). We thought we were saving ourselves trouble and money in the long run doing a lot of the move ourselves (not to mention all the painting), but I think that was a mistake and next time we will let movers do ALL of the moving, if not a lot of the packing, too. We’re just too old and too busy with a rambunctious little boy for everything we went through the last couple of weeks. We’re exhausted. And we still have so much unpacking to do now. I did drop like five pounds though, so that’s something I guess.
Anyhoo. Can you believe the holidays are like right around the corner? Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away. Oh! That reminds me. I’ll do a separate post for this, but in the mean time, if any guys want to send me some links for products/ gift ideas you like for men, please do. I want to put together a Guys of DW Gift Guide to help us women with our holiday shopping this year. Why are men do hard to shop for? (I’m also doing my usual men’s and women’s gift guides, though they may be a little shorter this year).
What else? How is everyone doing? What’s new? Does anyone have fun weekend plans? Any dates? Parties, vacations, birthdays or anniversaries you’re celebrating? I’ll be spending most of the weekend unpacking and settling in. We also have a 3-year-old b-day party Saturday afternoon, and I might break in the new kitchen with a batch of cookies or something like that. Our new landlord lives below us, so I thought I might start sharing some of my baked goods with him to help counter the effects of Jackson’s little feet running up and down the hallway. He has been super nice to us so far, but I assume the early and warm welcome will cool eventually and I want to endear us to him as much and as long as possible. Anyone have a cookie recipe you like?