All the news that’s fit to blog.

It’s 8/24/21. Lots of life updates.

New Home:

We moved into our house a little over a week ago, and we’re settling in, very slowly. Our house is from 1870 so there isn’t a ton of storage space, so I’m frantically trying to find places for all of my shoes, bags, and clothes. I’ve already packed up a big bag to sell/donate but it barely made a dent! Ted is busy building furniture – desks for the kids and my home office, dressers, chairs, you name it. He purchased a lawn mower and power tools. It’s official – we’re a middle aged couple with a big old house.

Once we’re settled in, this will be a great house. It’s just overwhelming right now, but I am hopeful we’ll see a light at the end of the tunnel.

Interestingly, I went for a massage this morning, and I had to explain that all of the bruises on my body were from moving. The massage therapist said that it was good that I told her, or she would have had to have reported what she saw! I told her the culprit was two cats and many moving boxes!

Nermal and Louie:

We adopted a new kitten a few weeks before we moved, so we’re a household of 6 now. Nermal is as cranky as ever, and she puts up with Louie, though she’s pissed at the world, namely because she can’t go outside. She escaped for a few hours the day after we moved in, and eventually, we coaxed her out with the promise of treats and dinner. Louie is lively, loveable, and has very sharp claws, so I have scrapes and nicks all over my arms, legs, torso, face, you name it. But he is incredibly sweet and we’re happy to have him as part of our dysfunctional family.

Wedding:

We’re still having one in October so on top of everything else, we’re planning a wedding. Yep.

Mom & Dad are moving to MA:

My folks are working on packing and purging in prep for a move to an independent living facility in MA. It’s a lot on their plate but a relief for those of us who love and care for them. It will help out my dad, and we’ll move mom’s oncology care to the hospital where I work. It’s a Harvard teaching hospital so it’s full of very capable and highly intelligent physicians and colleagues (ahem…. 🙂 )

Stress:

Mine is pretty elevated these days (hence the massage). We took off last week to move and it was anything but relaxing. I admit I am desperate for a real vacation where I can sit and do nothing. But it’s not in the cards right now. So, I’m trying to plan some self care into my daily routine – massages, manicures, etc. If you have any ideas, let me know!

That’s all for now!