We are now without our giant Sony TV… [we’ll get a flat screen at our next place…FINALLY!]
Our coffee table…
And this console table…
We also sold our adirondack chairs in 10 minutes last weekend! And think we have an owner for our Washer/Dryer.
Craig’s List is amazing!!! Sold them all in 20 minutes of posting. It probably helped that our prices were really good. I just wanted them taken off my hands! And the people I met were really excited to get them. Sweet!
But our house is looking so empty!
I packed pretty much from 10AM to 6PM straight. With a few breaks for lunch, blogging and such. I don’t feel like I worked out hard or anything, but I guess it was a pretty good workout. I went up and down the stairs 100 times!
I sorted through all of my toiletries. And my makeup and jewelry. Packed all the linens. Matt did most of the dining room stuff. We’re making good progress.
Since some of you have been asking, here’s our very loose plan for the next 2 months:
- June 25 – My parents arrive to help us move and bid farewell to our first house
- June 26 – Moving Day. Life goes into a POD for who-knows-how-long!
- June 26 Eve – Sleep at Karen’s condo, our temporary home
- June 30 – Closing on house
- July 1 – My last day of my internship
- July 2 – Have all the fun in the world being freeeeeee!!
- July 3 – Carolina Beach for a week with my family!
- July 16 (around then) – 4-5 day trip to Charlottesville to look for a place to rent. We’re looking for a cute cottage with storage space. I’ve decided that a loft would be too impractical because we have way too much stuff and 2 cars, but I’m not ruling it out!
- Late July – MAYBE move into new rental. If not, will stay at Karen’s and study for RD exam! (And lounge by the pool and read good books!)
- August 1 – MAYBE move into new rental. If not, will go to my parents’ house for a bit
- August 5 – Fly to NYC for BlogHer Conference with my mom and sister
- August 9-11 – Likely back in Charlotte
- August 12 – Chicago for the Healthy Living Summit!!
- August 18-ish – MAYBE move into new rental if we had to wait for tenants to move out.
- September – Travel to Montana for Great Harvest
- Beyond – ????
As much of a planner as I am, I am surprisingly relaxed about all this unknown. I think I am just excited to be a floater for a while and not have responsibilities and a house and work and all that jazz. Once we get the bakery open my life will resume
I broke for snacktime from packing around 5PM and had a Voskos Vanilla Bean with crumbled muffin!
And then I FINALLY showered!!!!!!!!!!! When we used to work at summer camps I would get SO dirty and it made a shower feel that much better. That’s how it was tonight!!
We ended up meeting these two turkeys for dinner!
We went to an Ethiopian restaurant – my first time – and LOVED it!!!
3/4 of us got the vegetarian combo plate – see below for the details – and Matt got a plate with two meats.
You can see how it’s served on a brown thing – that’s bread! Well, "bread." It’s call Injera, a teff flour and water dough mixture that is kind of like a mix between a crepe, sourdough bread and a wet towel. Seriously! It was AWESOME!!! Check out the pile of extras they brought to the table. I think we each had at least one hand towel’s worth [I am just learning about Injera so forgive me if I defined it incorrectly!]
So back to my plate…
The dishes clockwise started at midnight were lentils, green beans and sweet carrots (my favorite!!), collard greens, more lentils, a chickpea mash and cabbage. Those were the Kath-pronounced names. Go to the website for the official names! To eat these bites, you tear off some injera and wrap it around some mush. No forks allowed. It was very fun! And very delicious. I ate about 75% of my foods and probably a whole plus a bit more injera.
Matt’s with meats –
Matt and I debated Yoforia, which we passed on our way home. But we were full and decided to pass. So I settled for a single spoonful of strawberry ice cream to cleanse my palate!