Monday, March 24, 2014

Boxing Up Home

I hate moving. In the past 7 years, I have moved 5 times. I am ready to be done. All of those moves for were a reason other than moving to a new apartment.

  1. Moving into my first apartment out of college
  2. Moving into an apartment closer to work
  3. Moving to Pennsylvania
  4. Moving into an apartment closer to work
  5. Moving to Ohio
Even so, I am tired of moving. I am closing on my house this week…finally! And I am hoping and praying this will be the end to my days of moving. I was fortunate to find a house that I could stay in for a long time. I want to grow to absolutely love my home and the memories that are created there. It is the first place I can truly make my own and have wall colors other than beige.

But before any of that happens, I have to move all my stuff. I would think packing and all that comes with it would be a deterrent to move. It is a pain. Going through stuff, realizing that you haven't looked at some things for years and really don't need it anymore. It is a little depressing packing the things you value or much (or think you value) into boxes. 

But in a few weeks, those boxes will be unpacked so the stuff inside can find a new place to collect dust. :) It is a part of creating a home. Old things will be donated or thrown out. New things will take their place, but it will be home.

Maybe Luna won't sleep through the process this time.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Snapshots Into My Life

What I am seeing through my lens this week.

My mom and I were off to Pittsburgh last weekend to start packing up my apartment. Earlier in the week, we had a late snow storm. Unfortunately, the weather contributed to a bad accident on the Ohio turnpike. Two days later, we still saw the effects.

My little spoiled dog loves being in the front seat during car rides. She tries to sleep however she can even if it is uncomfortable.

It was St. Patrick's Day on Monday. To celebrate, my mom and I went to an Irish pub for lunch. There were quite a few people dressed up. It was entertaining.

One of the greatest ice cream places ever! It opened March 1 and I got my first taste of summer.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Such Is Life

It has been a blah couple of weeks. I felt below par with work, with my Bible study, with the house buying process, just about everything. It might have to do with the never-ending winter.

I was also sick this week and that has really knocked me out. I have been fortunate enough to not have been sick at all this winter. Not having to go into an office everyday and not being in an apartment that has the residual smell of smoke from my neighbors has been a big blessing to my health. But I was sucked into the world of ick.

My world consisted of orange juice, medicine, tissues, congestion and exhaustion. It has been a long week.

And of course since Spring has not officially sprung, a late winter snowstorm walloped northwest Ohio. Everything was closed. We have had such a hard winter that some area schools have lost 3 weeks of classes.

Luna, in her energetic way, played hard in the snow. She loves having snow thrown on her. She jumps in it.

This summer, I took her to an agility class which she really enjoyed. The facility also had a doggie pool. She wouldn't go in the water at all. She would stand at the edge and watch the other dogs playing. But she, like her human mama, is a winter girl.

This weekend is not going to offer rest. My mom and I are heading back to Pittsburgh to pack my apartment. I am not really looking forward to it. I HATE packing. But it needs to be done and it is one step closer to being settled. Thank goodness! An end is in sight and I am looking forward to walking through the front door of my new home.

A little bright spot in a blah week.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Snapshots Into My Life

What I am seeing through my lens this week.

Coke products were on sale at Target this week, but you had to buy 5 cases to get the sale price. Cherry Coke Zero is my favorite flavor. It will take me forever to get through it, but I will enjoy it all!

Luna had her yearly check-up. She is in good health, but had to get all her shots. She was a tired little pup. She even wound down enough to lay on the floor at the vet's office.

These two are the craziest dogs. One minute they can't stand each other and they next, they tolerate each other. Every once in a while you can catch them hanging out together.

One of the benefits of working from home is getting to be close to Luna. She is definitely a cuddle buddy and likes to bury her nose when she sleeps.