we moved from a house to an apartment in october. it was a fairly impulsive decision made weeks after our house was broken into (and rifled-through with a fine-toothed comb for anything of value) and neither of us felt good living there anymore. we were going to move anyway, because josh was commuting 30+ minutes to work at the time, and wasn’t great. but the great Break In of September ’07 was what really pushed us on out of there.
we still own our house. i know, i’m making it sound SO appealing, but really it is a nice house despite the Incident. pretty wood floors, a crumbling (but charming) antique tobacco shed in the backyard, 2.5 bathrooms (which i miss), and a big green yard. unfortunately, the economy is not on our side, and it has been on the market 6 months now. we pay rent to our apartment + mortgage payments every month, which is somewhat draining but i will admit that those together still probably add up to less than what one would spend for an NYC studio.
anyway, my point — we definitely downsized when we moved to an apartment. but i actually really love it. less to clean, no yard to mow, and my favorite part — my mini-office, which is a little desk-alcove in the kitchen. as odd as that sounds, it serves my purposes quite well as the epicenter of computing, recipe-finding, and studying smack in the center of our space so that i can hear everything that josh is up to (usually a video game). i prefer it to my old ‘office’ in our former residence, which was basically half of the dining-room table. this way i don’t have to dismantle everything when we have people over for dinner.
above: close-up (click to enlarge if necessary) showing what intern year did to me. actually, i admit i have always been a list-maker but the check-boxes are something new that i am now stuck with likely for the rest of my days. because checking stuff off is SO EFFING SATISFYING! and for the record, i got it all done except for ‘clean BR’, which means bathroom. oh well.
run: 7.5 miles at 0.5% incline, speeds varying between 9:13/mi and 8:49/mi. i should have gone outside but it already felt hot by the time i was ready to go.
reading: 30 minutes on hepatitis B from an older issue of peds in review. i need to get to work on my morning report presentation for next monday, though. so this week’s reading/studying will be mostly focused on that . . .
cuisine: usually we don’t go out 3 times in one weekend . . . but somehow that’s what happened this time! we went to thai cafe last night and had basil rolls, massaman curry, shrimp with baby corn stir-fry, and pad thai (shared between 4 people). this was great but yesterday’s true culinary highlight was my cherry-lime popsicle from locopops. also, HOW CUTE is their logo? i just want to eat it.