Friday, July 15, 2011

What I’ve been up to

I’ve mentioned it before – but I’ve got a lot going on. 

My wedding is officially 51 days away.

I’m moving from an itty bitty apartment to a big house in the suburbs.   I’m going from living alone to living (most of the time) with four other people.   All of whom I adore so that’s not the issue.

The issue is that – contrary to the state of my apartment – I really like things clean.  I like my living space to look…lived in…but I don’t like things like plates and cups in the dining room, using a new plate or cup for every morsel you eat or drop you drink, wrappers from food tossed on counters and floors, things from the fridge (esp milk) left out to get warm,  things cooked in the microwave without plates and or a cover, kitchen cabinets left open….

Let’s talk about that last one.  Is it just me or does a kitchen IMMEDIATELY look untidy if the kitchen cabinets are left wide open????   I’m thinking of asking Dave to take the doors off because it is a rare occurrence that I walk through that room without having to close…SOMETHING.

Come to think of it, my major complaints all really center around the kitchen.  Don’t get me started on the NEW family of birds in the stove vent or the beige countertops that mock me with every crumb or spill.

Everyone is really trying which I absolutely appreciate and I am completely aware I might have a touch of OCD.

Last weekend Maddy invited me, Cortney and Carrie to her dad’s house in East Hampton.   The house is awesome and our hosts were even better.  It was such a lovely relaxing weekend.

We went to the beach in Montauk.

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Last night I met Maddy and Kristen for a Bastille Day celebration.  I had a burger.  And French Fries.   I don’t think that qualifies as French food but oh well.

Sidenote:  There is an episode of The Office where Pam goes out on a date and the guy makes a joke about Freedom Fries.   I went on a (emphasis on the singular)  date with a guy who told me he called them Freedom Fries.

I don’t think Dave has anything against the French thank goodness.  He specifically LIKES frogs as a matter of fact.   :)

That reminds me I have a picture I need to post here that includes frogs.

Tomorrow at the crack of dawn Dave and I are heading out to Shelter Island.   We are staying at my cousin Nancy’s house at her gracious invitation.   It’ll be bittersweet.  Last year my dad was with us and he was truly in the best spirits of the whole time he was sick.  He was driving, cooking and he felt good.

I miss him lots.  Especially now as my wedding is 51 days away.

Still I am very much looking forward to relaxing this weekend by the beach and for some fantastic people watching.

Hope you all are enjoying your summer!   Be back with more pics and tales from this weekend.

Maddie and Ellie are going to be there.  Last year they spent the whole time singing Lady Gaga.  Who knows what they have in store for us this time.

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