Tuesday, April 22, 2008

School, Packing, and Such

Today, I am officially done with school until June 21st! I will finish my degree in Chicago! It was really hard to be motivated these last few weeks (even more than usual). I felt like I had so many other things (like this, for instance) that I could be doing with my time. When I was not working on school projects, Sean and I had been looking for apartments and houses to rent and will be heading down to Chicago this weekend to, hopefully, finalize our living situation.
Last week, we went through a closet that had housed many of our most prized possessions--you know...those boxes that get carted from house to house and never really even get opened, but you couldn't possibly throw them away. We were nostalgic as we opened box after box of memories from childhood: old outfits that we used to wear years ago, notes to each other from high school, college papers and books, pictures that we hadn't looked at in a while, and all of those other random pieces of life that you accumulate over the years. 

Sean found some of his bagpiping medals from when he was quite young,

and I finally threw away my absolute favorite pair of jeans that had ripped a couple of years ago.

We managed to keep the important items and throw away a significant amount of junk. We are going to have to continue this ritual in a few other places in our townhome, but I have to admit, I rather enjoy it. I feel excited to consolidate our lives and start over again in a new place, taking along only each other and the really valuable reminiscences from the past.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

"The Mouth"

Today Brigita discovered that if she jump ups and grabs the end of the toilet paper roll, she gets a new and exciting method of entertaining herself. She got bored with growling at the shower curtain and pulling it back and forth. Apparently toilet paper is just as interesting as unzipping her bed and chewing the sponge part on the inside. Good thing we bought the cheap one.

So much for baby-gating her in the bathroom when I am trying to get ready...

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

The Launch

In the grand tradition set by my lovely sister-in-law, Erin, I have decided to launch a blog to commemorate my adventures as I move to a new city and state. I hope to post often and keep family and friends involved in the details of life that can often be missed during times of separation. After 20-something years of living in Minnesota, Sean and I are moving to the great city of Chicago on May 31st, 2008.