Wednesday, August 24, 2011


We moved into an apartment a few weeks ago. Here is the floor plan:
It is smaller than our first house but works very well for us. We have an additional closet in the laundry room, it goes under the stairway of the apartment above us. The kitchen is tiny; smaller than it looks , although there is a dishwasher. The rooms are just large enough for the furniture that was rented for us and then the closets are for all the clutter of life. For some reason the truck brought us 4 twin beds for the boys. There is NO WAY 2 twins would have fit in their rooms. We even have a television; just no time to watch it.This is the flower bed that greets me each time I arrive at our apartment complex. Next year I plan on using the same combination of plants and have something blooming during July and August. Blue Salvia, a purple verbena, penta, and some vinca's. Some coleus is in the background.

One crazy thing the apartment office staff does; bake cookies all day. Any time you go to the clubhouse there are fresh chocolate chip cookies and raisin cookies. All day, every day, at least during the work week, I haven't been there on Saturday or Sunday.

Since we had just arrived home from vacation when we moved to the hotel we already had our bags packed. Unfortunately that means I wore the same skirt to church every Sunday from the middle of JUNE to August 7--that's only 8 weeks. Many times when I went to the house I had the idea to get a different dress.. by the time we left it wasn't important enough to climb those stairs one more time. Since we had packed light for our road trip I also wore the same 3 pairs of pants for 9 weeks. The same pair of sandals for 11 weeks! Every single day.

As they were packing out house I grabbed a few essentials that I've been very happy to have. Some we were able to dig out of boxes to bring to the apartment. So this is what we are living with:
  • crock pot
  • garlic powder
  • salt
  • pepper grinder
  • stick blender
  • crock pot
  • rice cooker
  • food processor
  • cutting board
  • 3 knives
  • stainless
  • 1 big pot
  • 1 small pot
  • 1 potholder
no bowls, no pans, 1 potholder! What was I thinking?

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